Our mission

Transforming lives
through food

Our mission

Transforming lives
through food

about us

Who is ICE?

The Institute of Culinary Excellence is an Australian top tier, high–level cookery college and Registered Training Organisation (RTO, number: 40748) that offers culinary career training to apprentice chefs and new entrant students to the industry.

We have some of the best chef teachers in the industry and utilise world-class training kitchens.

What we offer

SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

Certificate II Kitchen Operations

Certificate III Hospitality

what makes ice different

Transforming Lives
Through Food

Unlike other training organisations and colleges, we offer personalised, tailored-made training for each individual student that best suits their needs and importantly, the needs of their workplace.

We offer our apprentices the opportunity of a lifetime with our ICE Apprentice Chef of the Year Award that sees our best ICE apprentice travel overseas on a culinary trip of a lifetime to visit and dine at one of the world’s best restaurants.

We continually push the boundaries at ICE and deliver our training in a modern, innovative and exciting way. Our programs include excursions to off-site farms, markets, factories and visiting local producers.

Also each year we reward our final year students with a big graduation party which is definitely the highlight of the ICE school year and one not to be missed.


What our clients say

courses and programs

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

– Pre-Trade Program

This eight week part time course is suitable for people wishing to start their culinary career. It is the basic level entry course for a culinary career and it is a good ‘pre-trade’ foundation course for those considering an apprenticeship in commercial cookery or working in a professional kitchen. It covers lots of information including: basic food preparation and knife skills, food hygiene and cleaning, workplace health and safety, working with others, storing food items correctly and basic methods of cookery. There are some other food subjects which are really interesting and the course also combines a great environmental sustainability class which sees ICE students plant, maintain and grow vegetables and herbs in both of ICE’s two market gardens. For theory classes, we try to take students out on several site visits to markets, farms and other interesting places so it’s not just sitting in theory rooms for hours!

courses and programs

SIT30816 Certificate III In Commercial Cookery

– Pre-requisite: Registered Queensland Apprentice Chef

Come join the ICE revolution! If you are currently employed as an apprentice chef or are about to be, then ICE would love to train you! Our apprentices work at the some of the top 10 restaurants in Brisbane and are some of the best talents in the industry.
Our teachers are experienced, enthusiastic and very motivated about teaching and mentoring our students to become the very best chefs they can be. ICE welcomes any apprentice from any walk of life or any restaurant, cafe or food establishment in Brisbane and SE Queensland and we guarantee to teach you everything we know. Our classes are relaxed, fun and inspirational and everyone at ICE goes above and beyond to help.

courses and programs

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

– Req: At least 2 years post graduate experience in a commercial kitchen

This high-level exciting cookery training program is suitable for anyone who would like to continue further education in the area of commercial cookery and to become a highly skilled chef with management qualities. This course is open to chefs who are currently employed and working in Queensland. Following on from a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, this program takes chefs on a journey into a more senior supervisory role in the kitchen. If you haven’t achieved a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery but would like to do this course, contact us on 1300 843 423 to discuss studying Certificate III in Commercial Cookery with us first.

courses and programs

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

– Majoring in Cookery (BOH) or Front of House (FOH)

A wonderful course for anyone wishing to progress in their career and become a knowledgeable and respected manager of a busy kitchen, restaurant, cafe, hotel or other hospitality business both in Australia and overseas. This course is open to qualified chefs and hospitality front of house superstars who are currently employed and wishing to study higher education in the area of Hospitality Management. This could be for career advancement to management and supervisory roles, job promotion to Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef or in preparation for opening your own food business. An ICE workplace assessor will visit you in your workplace and discuss with you how this program is best suited to you, as every individual is different.

courses and programs

Certificate III in Patisserie

– Train to become a fully qualified Chef Pâtissière.

Have you always loved the idea of making breathtaking pastry creations and artisan breads? Dreamt of creating designer handmade chocolates or beautiful petit fours? Or simply just love to bake… Then you should consider life as a pastry chef and doing this for a living. Join us at ICE for our incredible Certificate III Patisserie course, which is held in conjunction with our partners at Lumiere Culinary Studios in Newstead. You will be taught by award winning, first class patisserie and boulangerie teachers and you will be amazed at the facilities we share. The pastry kitchens are world-class and the brand new equipment and facilities are the best a student could dream of using and working in. We will teach you the skills you require to become the best pastry chef you can be, and we will help you make your dream a reality, and train you to become a fully qualified Chef Pâtissière. Our patisserie course will open up endless opportunities for you to work as a pastry chef.

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