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Professional Ice Carver Program
For chefs, ice carvers, and culinary students
Intensive, multi-level ice carving instruction is available. Over the past 30 years, Paul Germain has developed, researched, and perfected the "best of the best" design and ice carving techniques from his own experience - and from around the world! Condensed into comprehensive training formats, each program includes dynamic, hands-on, intensive training in the art of ice carving.
This instructional program is available year-round!
AICD also offers the following programs of instruction:
Professional Ice Carver Program
AICD's comprehensive, two-day (approximately 18 hours)
intensive program of private instruction is for professional chefs, culinary students,and carvers from the United States and around the world.
The Professional Ice Carver program fulfills the qualifications
needed for enrollment in the 5 Star Master Program
||Projects and training can be tailored to your specific needs in the Professional Ice Carver Program.
Here, Chef Victor Aguilar, from the Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, California, receives some ice carving instruction and inspiration from Paul Germain.
Chef Aguilar now has a signature ice sculpture design that he can re-create for his country club's special events.
This program requires that the carver be in excellent health,
and must be capable of working with heavy materials
and equipment for prolonged periods of time.
Features Private, Highly Interactive Instruction
Comprehensive ice carving instruction is condensed into a two-day program.
|This incredible value is ideally suited for any culinary school, hotel, country club, caterer, or restaurant that would prefer an all-in-one ice sculpture instruction program.
Features of this program include a range of popular course topics from our Master Ice Carver Program that are critical to the culinary/hospitality industry. Our unique program includes hands-on training in many of the highly specialized, "secret ice carving techniques" developed throughout Paul's 30 years of experience in the ice sculpting industry.
The Professional Ice Carver Program includes two days (18 hours) of intensive, hands-on, private ice carving instruction. It provides the range of comprehensive training that professional chefs, culinary students, and ice carvers from around the world need to meet the modern ice carving needs of the hospitality industry.
This program includes the use of all equipment, materials, 20 ice carving books, computer, 900 lbs. of crystal clear Clinebell ice blocks, and many other resources.
Our Professional Ice Carver Program is designed to teach a broad range of ice carving skills and technologies needed by professional chefs, culinary students, and ice carvers. Ice carving instruction includes hands-on experience with many of the most advanced and celebrated techniques used by professional ice sculptors around the world today.
Two days (18 hours) of Private Instruction - $2,500 total
Our private, one-on-one instruction is available for highly motivated ice carvers who want to advance at a rate that is optimum for their learning style, skill, and level of experience. Private instruction can be adapted to suit the individual carver's schedule.
Tuition includes the use of all equipment, materials, 20 ice carving books, computer, 900 lbs. of crystal clear Clinebell ice blocks, and many other resources.
Note: All tools, ice, artwork, resources, and supplies used for instructional purposes are considered the property of AICD and are to remain at the AICD facility. AICD reserves the sole right to discard, donate, or raise funds for any ice sculpture completed through its courses of instruction.
Culinary Student Discounts, ACF/PCA Discounts, and sponsored Memberships in NICA are also available. Scroll down for detailed information.
We encourage and honor membership in the National Ice Carving Association (NICA). When you have a written recommendation from a NICA representative, AICD will sponsor and pay for a Student/Carver Membership in NICA for one full year upon successful completion of the AICD Master Ice Carving Program or the AICD Professional Ice Carver Program.
Special Scholarships and Discounts
We also encourage and honor membership in the American Culinary Federation (ACF), and the Professional Chef's Association (PCA), as well as other organizations committed to the promotion of ice carving in the hospitality and culinary insdustries.
When you recieve a written recommendation from a representative of the American Culinary Federation, Professional Chef's Association, or other professional culinary association, a 10% Scholarship for tuition is available for the Master Ice Carver Program and the Professional Ice Carver Program at AICD. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with other scholarships or discounts.
A Culinary Student Scholarship of 10% for tuition is available for the Master Ice Carver Program and the Professional Ice Carver Program at AICD. This scholarship is available for carvers who recieve a written recommendation from a representative of one of the schools on our Top 65 Culinary Schools list. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with other scholarships or discounts.
Discounts for enrollment in two or more levels - AICD offers a 10% discount for pre-paid enrollment in two or more levels of its Master Ice Carver Program. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or scholarships.
Wisdom worth repeating
Ice carvers from around the world ask us to recommend resources for purchasing ice sculpture related equipment, supplies, and support services. Based upon 30 years of personal experience and client testimonies, we are pleased to refer the Top 30 resources for ice carvers.
Paul Germain is a professional ice sculptor and art educator. He has been developing and researching innovative ice carving techniques and instructional methods for over 30 years.
Paul (who also owns Ice Sculpture World) has masterfully combined his years of experience in the ice carving and hospitality industry with 20 years of teaching as an award-winning, professional art educator. His highly developed curriculum and dynamic hands-on training methods have created a modern standard for professional ice carving instruction.
Paul’s unique qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree featuring the university’s highest honors in Art. He is professionally credentialed by the state of California to teach Art/Design, and has also earned a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership - which originally provided the skills needed for creating the curriculum standards of the Academy of Ice Carving and Design over 17 years ago.
As an art educator, his students' art works have been critically acclaimed, and have been displayed in venues such as the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art. They have also been honored with "Best of Show" awards for two years running in the Congressional Art Exhibit in Washington, D.C.
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