The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(763 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

(763 Reviews)
The Great New York Steakhouse

9/24/2018
Robert S.

Attended: The Great New York Steakhouse


My wife and I learned new skills and we were able to keep up with the class. We are beginners, others were not, but due to the small class size, our excellent chef/teacher was able to work with us individually The final meal was excellent and the class length was perfect. A fun evening!

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking

9/18/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Essentials of Tuscan Cooking


This class is amazing!. a decent group of people, and we learned a lot. highly recommended.

Mushrooms: Key Ingredient

9/17/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Mushrooms: Key Ingredient


Much more guidance, useful tips, info about the ingredients, etc would have been great. The dishes came out great but the instructor really didn’t do much at all. This diminished the learning aspect of the course as we were essentially cooking on our own in a team format. More guidance on team management would have been helpful. Dominant personalities have a huge impact.

ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails

9/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails


The instructor was great and the choice of cocktails were perfect!

Knife Skills 1

9/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills 1


Great class. The instructor was very knowledgeable.

Pasta 101

9/8/2018
Tony G.

Attended: Pasta 101


The class was great! Chef Sue was patient with the class and taught us how to make tasty pasta from scratch.

Spice Blends: Key Ingredient

9/5/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Spice Blends: Key Ingredient


Good class but students divided into two groups and busy working off of the recipes provided and sometimes miss how the other dishes are made.

Knife Skills 1

9/1/2018
Michael R.

Attended: Knife Skills 1


The course was well taught and allowed me to learn the proper techniques for working with a knife. Well worth my time and money.

Essentials of Thai Cooking

8/24/2018
Ivan F.

Attended: Essentials of Thai Cooking


This was my second class at the Institute of Culinary Education. I love the cooking classes at ICE. The instructors are very knowledgeable and we get to cook in a professional kitchen. The Essentials of Thai Cooking was a lot of fun and we ate our delicious culinary creations at the end of the class. I enjoyed it so much that I'm signing up for the Essentials of Thai Cooking II.

Mixology Basics

8/4/2018
Jacqueline S.

Attended: Mixology Basics


Instructor was great, class was 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

Upcoming Classes at The Institute of Culinary Education

Spanish Surf and Turf
Spanish Surf and Turf
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Friday Oct 5th, 6pm

The Whiskey Steakhouse
The Whiskey Steakhouse
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Saturday Oct 6th, 6pm

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II
Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II
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Saturday Oct 6th, 6pm

NOLA (New Orleans, LA): American Regional Favorites
NOLA (New Orleans, LA): American Regional Favorites
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Saturday Oct 6th, 6pm

An Italian-American Feast: Sunday in Brooklyn
An Italian-American Feast: Sunday in Brooklyn
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Sunday Oct 7th, 10am

Essential Wines of Tuscany
Essential Wines of Tuscany
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Thursday Oct 11th, 6:30pm

The Great New York Steakhouse
The Great New York Steakhouse
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Saturday Oct 13th, 6pm

Big Easy Surf and Turf
Big Easy Surf and Turf
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Saturday Oct 13th, 6pm

Dim Sum
Dim Sum
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Sunday Oct 14th, 10am

Cuban Surf and Turf
Cuban Surf and Turf
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Sunday Oct 14th, 6pm

French Surf and Turf
French Surf and Turf
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Friday Oct 19th, 6pm

California Wine Country: American Regional Favorites
California Wine Country: American Regional Favorites
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Saturday Oct 20th, 6pm

Simple Italian Dishes
Simple Italian Dishes
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Sunday Oct 21st, 6pm

The Pacific Northwest: American Regional Favorites
The Pacific Northwest: American Regional Favorites
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Monday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm

Mushrooms: Key Ingredient
Mushrooms: Key Ingredient
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Wednesday Oct 24th, 10am

Essentials of Provencal Cooking
Essentials of Provencal Cooking
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Wednesday Oct 24th, 6pm

Couples Cooking: Tuscan Favorites
Couples Cooking: Tuscan Favorites
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Friday Oct 26th, 6:30pm

Robust Reds & Stinky Cheeses
Robust Reds & Stinky Cheeses
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Friday Oct 26th, 6:30pm

Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses
Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses
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Friday Oct 26th, 6:30pm

Essentials of Indian Cooking
Essentials of Indian Cooking
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Saturday Oct 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 Timothy Sullivan Tracy Wilk Vicki Wells Vicki Caparulo W. Tish Wai Hon Chu Warren Bobrow Youngson Lee
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