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

Program Schedule
Registration Forms

Not Currently Accepting Reservations

for Private Instruction


AICD is currently in the process of
relocating from Fresno, California to

Oak Ridge, Tennessee!


Oak Ridge is a very beautiful area with federal status as a National Park
due to its historical significance as the Secret City in the lushly
forested mountains adjacent to Knoxville, Tennessee.

Due to the sheer enormity of the move and all that is
involved with re-establishing the studio, we are
not currently offering reservations for instruction.

Update: the first stage of the relocatin is complete.
We are now living in Oak Ridge.

The installation of high amperage electric panels needed for the freezers
and power tools has finally been approved! Rebuilding and outfitting the
new AICD training studio can now begin.
There is still a lot to do.
We are hoping to be up and running again by this time next year.

(Minimum $500 Deposit Required)

Registration / Reservation


Packet includes six pages in printable PDF format.

Packet includes registration, tuition information, waiver, credit card
authorization form, and testimonial form (for use after instruction).

Click any page image to open and print
AICD's Registration / Reservation Packet







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Tuition must be paid in full at least one month before instruction.

Tuition and travel expenses are fully tax
deductible for most companies and carvers.

Yes, we accept PayPal!

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Tuition must be paid in full one month prior to instruction.

Cancellations received at least a month in advance will be eligible for a refund - minus the $500 Registration and Reservation Deposit and any expenses incurred for credit card charges, materials, consultation, and instructional related services already rendered or purchased.

All tools, ice, artwork, resources, and supplies are considered the property of AICD and are to remain at the AICD facility unless otherwise noted.

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

Tuition for AICD Certification Programs includes EVERYTHING:
Each student has full use of all applicable carving and specialty equipment, materials, 80 different fruit and vegetable carving books, fruit and vegetable carving DVD's, 30 different ice carving books, 30 art and scupture skills books, ice, fruit, and vegetable carving DVD's, computer aided design, crystal clear Clinebell ice blocks, fruit, vegetables, drawing and carving aids, and many other resources. Also included in tuition is the AICD Certificate Plaque.

Delicious meals (full course dining once a day), gourmet snacks, and refreshments are served with our compliments throughout the instructional day.
You will enjoy high quality organic foods purchased fresh each day from Whole Foods Market and Trader Joes. Students are responsible for meals during non-instructional hours and short days.


Each first time student enrolled in an AICD Certification Program also receives a heavy duty AICD tool bag filled with gourmet snacks and refreshments to enjoy while practicing additional drawing and carving projects at his/her hotel in preparation for the next day's carving.

If you are traveling by air, please leave some extra room in
your luggage for your complementary AICD Handcrafted
Stoneware Mug, Tool Bag, and your Certificate Plaque.

Ask about AICD's VIP Suite Package for returning professional chefs and carvers.

Wisdom worth repeating:

Pay now or pay later

Back in the 1800's, Englishman John Ruskin had quite a lot to say about the high cost of paying too little.

He wrote: "It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money and that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do".

Ruskin is also credited with another gem well worth mentioning. He said,
"I have no quarrel with those that sell for less. They know what their stuff is worth".

This wisdom is even more important when it comes to securing the kind of high quality, comprehensive instruction that makes amazing careers and reputations possible.

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


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