About the ici

Learn About the Iowa Culinary Institute

​​​​​​Iowa Culinary Institute (ici®) at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is where education and excellence go hand in hand. Iowa Culinary Institute blends the DMACC Culinary Arts program with the community to create unforgettable culinary experiences for you.

Two culinary students in class

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Questio​n​s about the ici® Culinary Arts program?

​​​​​​​​If you are a prospective student with questions about the ici® Culinary Arts program, please contact Academic Advisor, Jeremy Austin, at jcaustin@dmacc.edu or 515-964-6556.​

ici® Program Information​

​​Tour the ici®

​​​​If you are a prospective student and would like to tour the Iowa Culinary Institute on the DMACC Ankeny Campus in person, please contact Kristi Miller at kdmiller9@dmacc.edu or 515-965-6477.

The ici® is housed in the Albaugh Family Center in Building 7 on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Our building was updated in Spring 2016 thanks to a one million dollar donation from DMACC Alumnus Dennis Albaugh and his wife Susan. The gift allowed our culinary institute to become one of the most attractive and functional culinary facilities in the nation.

Virtual Tour



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