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An AICD graduate proudly
finishes one of his projects
- a perfect 20 inch sphere -
Student ice carver


AICD's training/certification programs are a valuable way to earn points
for ACF's certification programs, which are independent of AICD.

As a corporate member and supporter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), AICD's training programs have been developed to not only meet the needs and safety standards of the culinary and commercial ice carving industries, but also help chefs fulfill the professional growth requirements associated with earning advanced certification from ACF.

Certificates indicating the number of hours of training successfully completed at AICD are provided to assist AICD graduates with the documentation needed for continuing education hours and professional development units for ACF certification levels. As part of our alumni services, we are happy to provide any additional documentation that graduates may need for their particular circumstances.

In addition to serving the needs of culinary students and chefs, AICD also provides specialized curriculum guidance and training for culinary educators who desire to teach the advance techniques of professional ice carvers.

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Featured in ACF's


Culinary Review"

"Reprinted from The National Culinary Review, November 2008, Vol. 32, #11
Copyright 2008 The American Culinary Federation, Inc. All rights reserved."

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Be sure to read what chefs and career ice carvers have shared about their experience at AICD.

Memberships • CCR

American Society for Training and Development - ASTD
World Association of Chefs Societies - WACS
American Culinary Federation - ACF
National Ice Carving Association - NICA
National Education Association - NEA
California Teachers Association - CTA

Previously served as NICA Board Member for 3 years

AICD is fully CCR approved and registered to provide training to all
branches of the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense

"I took Paul's ice sculpture course from 12/12/08 to 12/14/08. The course was very intensive. I learned an amazing amount in a very short time. Paul was a great instructor and he shared his expertise with me in an extraordinarily engaging manner. With his help, I made a Buddha ice sculpture which I didn't think was possible, and I am proud to be one of Paul's graduates. I would definately recommend Paul's AICD course to anyone interested in ice sculpture."

Li Shih, CPIC, Chef/Owner, Potstickers Asian Grill,
Newark, Delaware


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