The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(706 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

(706 Reviews)

5/20/2018
Cynthia F.

Attended: Spanish Surf and Turf


Overall the class and the chef were great. I was surprised to find out during the class that not everyone was able to do all the planned dishes.

5/17/2018
Roya C.

Attended: Knife Skills 1


So amazing!! You could tell that the instructor is passionate about what he does and is extremely knowledgeable. This class also drew a fun crowd of people ranging from beginner home cooks to couples looking to host their first party together. I thought it was so much fun!! You won’t regret it.

5/9/2018
Andrew W.

Attended: Modern French


Excellet class, where the instructor allowed each team to cook the entire menu. If you are good at moving fast, go for this class. 4 hours will fly by, and you'll be completely satisfied with your food at the end.

5/7/2018
Michelle T.

Attended: Everyone Cooks Everything: Steakhouse


Chef Tracy was great! We had a fantastic time and can’t wait for our next class.

5/6/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Italian Surf and Turf


The class was OK, but we should have been told ahead of time our group would only cook two of eight dishes and it wasn’t going to be our choice. We came to learn to make pasta and didn’t have that opportunity. It felt like we were cooking dinner for other people for $125 each.

5/4/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills 1


Good overview. Great instructor. Nice tone.

4/29/2018
Zina M.

Attended: New Orleans Cocktail Brunch


Had the best time and learned so much!! Chef Ingrid is incredible and highly recommend her class! Can’t wait to recreate the dishes for my family

4/24/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Great New York Steakhouse II


Really enjoyed the class, however, it would have been nice to have more instruction throughout

4/23/2018
Christopher M.

Attended: The Great New York Steakhouse II


Great instructor

4/22/2018
Scott D.

Attended: Essentials of Tuscan Cooking


Great class with the fantastic Chef Margo!

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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

Upcoming Classes at The Institute of Culinary Education

The Great New York Steakhouse
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 2nd, 6pm

All About Technique: Sushi
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Sunday Jun 3rd, 6pm

Essentials of Vietnamese Cooking
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Monday Jun 4th, 6:30pm

Knife Skills 1
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Monday Jun 4th, 6:30pm

The Pizza Parlor
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Friday Jun 8th, 6:30pm

Dim Sum
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Sunday Jun 10th, 6pm

Couples Cooking: Asian Favorites
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Friday Jun 15th, 6:30pm

The Tuscan Steakhouse
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Friday Jun 15th, 6:30pm

Simple Summer Desserts
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Saturday Jun 16th, 6pm

The Bacon Steakhouse
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Sunday Jun 17th, 6pm

All About Technique: Grilling
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Sunday Jun 17th, 6pm

Fresh Pasta Workshop
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Sunday Jun 17th, 6pm

Grilling and Roasting the Chinese Way
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Monday Jun 18th, 6pm

Vegetarian Turkish Essentials
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Wednesday Jun 20th, 10am

Essential Skills
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Thursday Jun 21st, 10am

Cuban Surf and Turf
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Saturday Jun 23rd, 6pm

Essentials of Burgundian Cooking
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Sunday Jun 24th, 6pm

The Puerto Rican Kitchen: American Regional Favorites
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Sunday Jun 24th, 6pm

Essential Skills 2
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Monday Jun 25th, 6pm

Summer Favorites at ICE
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Wednesday Jun 27th, 6pm

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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 Carmine Arroyo 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 Miro Uskokovic Molly Stevens Nick Malgieri Pablo Sanchez Paula Shoyer Penny Stankiewicz 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 Tracy Wilk Vicki Wells Vicki Caparulo W. Tish Wai Hon Chu Warren Bobrow Youngson Lee
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