The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(577 Reviews)

The Institute of Culinary Education runs America’s largest program of “hands-on” cooking, baking and wine education classes.

Courses are offered day and night and 355 days a year. ICE is now located at Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty Street, on the 3rd Floor in lower Manhattan. The typical class runs 4 to 5 hours, with a maximum of 16 students.

Courses

Since 1975, the mission of ICE’s Recreational Program has been clear to provide a rich, fun and broad array of courses focusing on fundamental techniques, authentic & global cuisines, topical culinary concepts, and classic cooking methods. With over 1,500 courses a year, cooks at all levels from beginner to advanced can expand their palate and knowledge in our kitchens. From “Seafood Grilling”, “Knife Skills” and “Sushi Matsuri Festival” to “Classic French Macaroons”, “Chocolate Desserts and “Do Ahead Entertaining” , ICE’s menu has something for everyone. Similarly, ICE’s Wine Education Program explores grapes from around the globe. Within our broad array of classes, you’ll find many specialized areas, based on topic, or even age. This includes class for couples and kids, and unique courses for those interested in Food Media, Advanced Pastry, Culinary Walking Tours and “How to Enter” the culinary business. ICE’s course schedule is released three times per year, for Fall, Winter and Spring / Summer.

Chef–Instructors & Teachers

ICE’s Chef-Instructors come from a wide and varied background, bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience to the kitchen classroom, and you. Most of our staff instructors have significant high-end restaurant experience, and visiting instructors include cookbook authors, notable working chefs, and nationally recognized experts.

What to Expect

Courses at ICE run one to five sessions (or days), with classes generally beginning at 10am or 6pm. Multi session Techniques Courses meet either one day a week for multiple weeks, or on consecutive days the same week. We stock ICE’s pantries with the highest quality of ingredients and students will be supplied with recipe and instruction packs. Most classes conclude with a large, family-style meal, served with wine or beer; we have never known anyone to walk away hungry!


It’s no wonder that last year, 23,000 people took classes at ICE and that ICE is a past winner of the IACP “Cooking School of the Year” award. Come see what’s cooking at ICE!

Notes: Please note that a valid ID is required for entry into ICE's building. Upon arrival to 225 Liberty Street, proceed to the security desk on the 2nd floor located next to Hudson Eats to check in.

Reviews of The Institute of Culinary Education

(577 Reviews)

10/16/2017
Chris S.

Attended: Chinese Vegan Cooking


This was a really good class! Chef Wai Chu is awesome.

10/12/2017
Jia K.

Attended: All About Technique: Contemporary Sauces


Great xourse to increase personal cooking technique with various sauce. Well explained. Fun, great receipt, taste excellent. Highly recommend

10/12/2017
Amy S.

Attended: All About Technique: Contemporary Sauces


Extremely fun, very well taught, All receipt is useful and easy. I feel like i am ready to host big party.

10/11/2017
Helene C.

Attended: New Orleans Cocktail Brunch


Excellent class. Learned a lot, great menu, and we thought Chef Ingrid was informative, helpful and funny.

10/7/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Essential Skills


This was a basic course great for anyone who has no kitchen experience/confidence.

10/3/2017
Devri D.

Attended: Asian Dumplings and Sushi


This class was awesome. Must take this class. Wai (instructor) has tons of knowledge, tons of patience and makes this class enjoyable.

10/3/2017
kathryn v.

Attended: Asian Dumplings and Sushi


Chef Wai and Regis were so nice and taught the class very well. I never tried to make my own sushi or dumplings, but after taking this class, I can see with a bit of preparation, it's actually quite easy! Thanks Chef Wai and Regis!!

10/1/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Tacos & Tequila


It was a fun class. I thought it would be a bit more instructional as it went along, but you independently follow the provided recipes after the initial instructions on chopping/cutting. I would take another class at ICE.

9/27/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills 2: Butchery


This was a solid class - the instructor was thorough and enthusiastic and the expense of the class has a lot to do with the fact that they are providing high-quality meats, fish, and produce per-person. I only wish that there had been some take-aways from the class, meaning some sort of a take-away, sheet or something that reminds you of the steps so that when you go home, it's easier to remember. But otherwise, everything was great!

9/24/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Couples Cooking: Pizza & Wine Bar


A fun

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Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10281
The Institute of Culinary Education
Financial District, Manhattan
Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St, 3rd Floor
At West St
New York, New York 10281

Teachers at The Institute of Culinary Education

Adam Sobel Adrienne Cheatham Amanda Cushman Andrea Tutunjian Anita Jacobson Ann Rossi Anna Bullett Anna Arfaras Annette Tomei Annmarie Loffredo Anthony Caporale Anthony Sasso April Wachtel Ashley Santoro Ashton Keefe Brendan McDermott Bryce & Eamon Shuman & Rockey Cara Tannenbaum Carla Contreras Cathy Kaufman Chad Pagano Charles Granquist Chef Instructor Chris Gesualdi Daniel Stone Daniel Rosati Daniela Hurtado Castro Dave Herman David Rosengarten David Goldstein Denisse Oller Diana Kuan Diana Kuan Edward Martinez Einat Mazor Einav Gefen Emily Peterson Faith Drobbin Fran Costigan Frank Proto Gabe Thompson Gail Katz Gerri Sarnataro Gina Stipo Giovanna Bellia La Marca Greer Nuttall Herve Riou Ingrid Wright Jackie Newgent James Briscione James Distefano James Briscione & Brooke Parkhurst James Briscione & Chad Pagano James Briscione and Anthony Caporale Jeff Yoskowitz Jennifer Iserloh Jennifer Abadi Jennifer McCoy Joel Gargano Karen DeMasco Kathryn Gordon Kian Lam Kho Kristen Miglore Leah Koenig Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Lisa Witkowski Liz Thorpe Liz Young Loren Banco Lourdes Reynoso Mamie Nishide Marge Perry Margot Olshan Maria Tampakis Max McCalman Melanie Cecilio Melanie Underwood Michael Garrett Michael Cecconi Michael Laiskonis Michelle Tampakis Mike Handal Molly Stevens Nick Malgieri Pablo Sanchez Paula Shoyer Peter Berley Peter Johnson Quinn Ventura Regina Aragon-Espino Renee Marton Richard Vayda Rob Liang Rob Laing Robert Ramsey Rupen Rao Sabrina Sexton Sam Kadko Samuel Merritt Sandy Murzin Sarah Chaminade Sarah Chaminade Scott McMillen Scott Barton Staff Instructor Stefanie Paganini Stephanie Teekaram Stephen Zagor Sue Gonsalves Ted Siegel Tia Cannon Vicki Wells Vicki Caparulo W. Tish Wai Hon Chu Warren Bobrow Youngson Lee
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