The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(720 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

(720 Reviews)
Grilling and Roasting the Chinese Way

6/19/2018
Victoria Y.

Attended: Grilling and Roasting the Chinese Way


The chef was very kind and eager to share his knowledge with students. He answered my questions and made sure we understood the basic cooking techniques. That is why I give this class 5 stars. The only downside to the class was that Chinese spices were not available. We had to improvise and use the American spices in the kitchen so the grilled and roasted meats did not taste like the ones from Chinatown.

Fresh Pasta Workshop

6/19/2018
Sandra F.

Attended: Fresh Pasta Workshop


I could be better I the cefe had tell us where they keep the ingredients. As it’s was fiesta time over there I did have to ask for igredients all the time... otherwise was good enoghf! Thank you!

Simple Summer Desserts

6/18/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Simple Summer Desserts


Delicious and fun, chef was very friendly and very knowledgeable.

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking

6/13/2018
Barbara N.

Attended: Essentials of Tuscan Cooking


Informative as well as tasteful. A quality evening, well-spent with the astute Chef Wai. Cannot wait to return to learn and experience even more!

The Bacon Steakhouse

6/8/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Bacon Steakhouse


We had such a great time. This was the perfect date night. The food was absolutely delicious

The Bacon Steakhouse

6/8/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Bacon Steakhouse


This was a very fun class. It was a fun date night and the food was fantastic

Spanish Surf and Turf

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.

Knife Skills 1

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.

Modern French

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.

Everyone Cooks Everything: Steakhouse

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.

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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

Knife Skills 1
Knife Skills 1
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Saturday Jun 30th, 10am

Essentials of Indian Cooking
Essentials of Indian Cooking
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Sunday Jul 1st, 6pm

Fabulous Fruit Pies for Summer
Fabulous Fruit Pies for Summer
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Sunday Jul 1st, 6pm

The Pizza Parlor
The Pizza Parlor
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Saturday Jul 7th, 6pm

All-American Surf and Turf
All-American Surf and Turf
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Sunday Jul 8th, 6pm

Summer Favorites at ICE
Summer Favorites at ICE
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Sunday Jul 8th, 6pm

Spice Blends: Key Ingredient
Spice Blends: Key Ingredient
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Monday Jul 9th, 6pm

The Pacific Northwest: American Regional Favorites
The Pacific Northwest: American Regional Favorites
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Monday Jul 9th, 6pm

Essentials of Korean Cooking
Essentials of Korean Cooking
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Friday Jul 13th, 6pm

The Puerto Rican Kitchen: American Regional Favorites
The Puerto Rican Kitchen: American Regional Favorites
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Friday Jul 13th, 6:30pm

Handmade Filled Pastas
Handmade Filled Pastas
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Saturday Jul 14th, 10am

Tacos & Tequila
Tacos & Tequila
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Sunday Jul 15th, 6pm

Paella Dinner Party
Paella Dinner Party
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Friday Jul 20th, 6:30pm

Modern French
Modern French
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Friday Jul 20th, 6:30pm

Essential Skills 2
Essential Skills 2
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Saturday Jul 21st, 10am

Italian Surf and Turf
Italian Surf and Turf
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Saturday Jul 21st, 6pm

ICE Entertaining: Brunch
ICE Entertaining: Brunch
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Sunday Jul 22nd, 10am

Pasta 101
Pasta 101
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Sunday Jul 22nd, 10am

Mini Cakes
Mini Cakes
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Monday Jul 23rd, 6pm

ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails
ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails
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Thursday Jul 26th, 6:30pm

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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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