The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) won the 2015 Award of Excellence for Culinary School of the Year at this year’s International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference in Washington, DC. ICE President & CEO Rick Smilow accepted the award on behalf of all the staff at ICE. The IACP is a forum composed of 3,000 food and beverage industry members from 32 countries. The IACP strives to promote to excellence in all aspects of the culinary industry at the local, national and global level. Each year, the IACP Awards pay tribute to notable culinary professionals or institutions that have made significant and lasting contributions to the culinary industry. ICE won a second IACP award as Culinary Arts Chef- Instructor Chris Gesualdi was named 2015 “Culinary Educator of the Year.” During Chef Chris’ ten year tenure at ICE, he has made a lasting impact on thousands of students through his everyday commitment to excellence in the kitchen, and active role improving ICE’s programs. Three ICE alumni won 2015 IACP cookbook and food journalism awards: Kristen Miglore- Best Culinary Column (Genius Recipes on Food52.com); Jody Eddy- Judges Choice award for her book North:The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland (written with Gunnar Karl Gislason) and published by Ten Speed Press; and Ramin Ganeshram- Children, Youth and Family award for Future Chefs: Recipes by Tomorrow’s Cooks Across the Nation and World, published by Rodale. To learn more about ICE and the IACP, visit www.ice.edu and www.iacp.com.