The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(785 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

(785 Reviews)
Chocolate Confections

11/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Chocolate Confections


The instructor didn’t really teach a lot. She read from a manual. The assistant didn’t help at all either . She just made everything for herself. It was kind of frustrating. The course description didn’t match what they did in class . I was actually disappointed. I expected more.

Essential Skills

11/4/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Essential Skills


I feel like I didn’t learn what was in the course description. I went to learn basic cooking techniques and we spent most of the time just preparing a recipe. Very disappointed

Robust Reds & Stinky Cheeses

11/2/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Robust Reds & Stinky Cheeses


So much fun and very informative.

Essentials of Indian Cooking

10/29/2018
Jeff F.

Attended: Essentials of Indian Cooking


Instructor was AMAZING

The Cookie Jar

10/20/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Cookie Jar


I was a little disappointed in the class, I felt very rushed and we actually made only two cookies. We took the sourdough dough home to bake! We didn't get to make the black and white cookies because there was no time left, although the chef asked if we wanted to mix the ingredients and bake them, by then it was two thirty and I had a Uber car waiting for us, so we could not stay any longer. I going to the Holiday Cookie bake in November with my daughter I hope this one is better.

The Pizza Parlor

10/19/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Pizza Parlor


Great experience. Would have given it 5 stars except, group of five was just too big in order for everyone to get a turn, and they burned my pizza.

Dim Sum

10/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Dim Sum


Teacher was new to the course (filling in for another one, it seems) so didn't know the recipes and wasn't great at explaining what we were doing. She was quite nice, but would have benefited from some studying beforehand of the recipes and practice of the procedures.

Big Easy Surf and Turf

10/14/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Big Easy Surf and Turf


Had a great time with this class.

All About Technique: Sushi

10/9/2018
Rachel W.

Attended: All About Technique: Sushi


The class was really fun and I felt like we definitely learned some great techniques for making sushi. I also appreciated that the teacher when through some knife skills with us. I would recommend!

Handmade Filled Pastas

9/26/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Handmade Filled Pastas


Excellent class. The instructor is FANTASTIC. It went a little late, but it was worth it. Had a blast!

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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

Napa and Sonoma: The California Reserves
Napa and Sonoma: The California Reserves
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Thursday Nov 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Pizza Parlor
The Pizza Parlor
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Friday Dec 7th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails
ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails
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Saturday Dec 8th, 6:30pm - 8pm

New Orleans Cocktail Brunch
New Orleans Cocktail Brunch
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Sunday Dec 9th, 10am - 2pm

Pasta 102
Pasta 102
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Tuesday Dec 11th, 10am - 2pm

12 Wines You Need to Know
12 Wines You Need to Know
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Thursday Dec 13th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II
Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II
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Friday Dec 14th, 6pm - 10pm

ICE Entertaining: Brunch
ICE Entertaining: Brunch
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Sunday Dec 16th, 10am - 2pm

Cuban Surf and Turf
Cuban Surf and Turf
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Sunday Dec 16th, 6pm - 10:30pm

Essential Wines of Spain & Portugal
Essential Wines of Spain & Portugal
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Tuesday Dec 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Big Easy Surf and Turf
Big Easy Surf and Turf
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Friday Dec 21st, 6pm - 10:30pm

Winter Favorites at ICE
Winter Favorites at ICE
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Saturday Dec 22nd, 6pm - 10pm

Handmade Filled Pastas
Handmade Filled Pastas
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Saturday Dec 22nd, 6pm - 10pm

Couples: Fire & ICE
Couples: Fire & ICE
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Saturday Dec 22nd, 6pm - 10pm

Essentials of Provencal Cooking
Essentials of Provencal Cooking
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Wednesday Dec 26th, 10am - 2pm

The French Bistro
The French Bistro
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Thursday Dec 27th, 10am - 2pm

Couples: Boozy Desserts
Couples: Boozy Desserts
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Thursday Dec 27th, 6pm - 10pm

The Tuscan Steakhouse
The Tuscan Steakhouse
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Thursday Dec 27th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Tapas Party
Tapas Party
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 29th, 6pm - 10pm

The French Steakhouse
The French Steakhouse
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 29th, 6pm - 10pm

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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 Fraya Berg 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 Timothy Sullivan Tracy Wilk Vicki Wells Vicki Caparulo W. Tish Wai Hon Chu Warren Bobrow Youngson Lee
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