The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(910 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 located at Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty Street, on the 3rd Floor in lower Manhattan. The typical class runs 4 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 Macarons”, “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 6/6:30 pm. 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.

If this is your first time visiting ICE, you may want to leave yourself 30 minutes to find your way to our lobby at 225 Liberty Street.

We will begin checking guests in 15 minutes before the class start time. Please note that classes will enjoy the menu at the end of class. While a snack platter is offered in both morning and evening classes, you may want to consider a light snack before joining us for class. Additionally, for those enrolled in a pastry or knife skills class, a meal is not planned so we recommend bringing a snack. Class menus subject to change.

Reviews of The Institute of Culinary Education

(910 Reviews)
Essentials of Indian Cooking

12/7/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Essentials of Indian Cooking


First cooking class experience. Overwhelming initially but good experience overall. In retrospect, a 4 hour class where one has to stand the entire time was a bit much after working all day. Maybe bring out the alcohol before 10pm? Next time I would try a earlier class on a weekend.

All-American Surf and Turf

11/24/2019
Amir Weinberg W.

Attended: All-American Surf and Turf


Had so much fun and Chef Wright was a terrific teacher! Can’t wait to take the next course!

All-American Surf and Turf

11/24/2019
Caitlin G.

Attended: All-American Surf and Turf


Was so much fun and we learned a lot! Chef Wright was amazing!

The Perfect Crust

11/18/2019
Patrique B.

Attended: The Perfect Crust


Unfortunately I did not attend. I thought it was on Sunday.

Essentials of Israeli Cooking

11/17/2019
Krissy G.

Attended: Essentials of Israeli Cooking


Loved it! It was our first class. We want to do another!

Classic Italian Desserts

11/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Classic Italian Desserts


Fun time

Essentials of Thai Cooking

10/22/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Essentials of Thai Cooking


The teacher was great! The recipes were very average in taste and flavors. The kitchen staff was extremely noisy when disposing the plates and pots as well as cleaning.

Fall Favorites at ICE

10/19/2019
Emmanuel H.

Attended: Fall Favorites at ICE


Chef Penny was incredible. It was our first time going to a class and she helped make it an unforgettable experience. She had a wealth of knowledge in the kitchen and encouraged you to explore what felt right in the kitchen. Will definitely return for another class with Penny.

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking

10/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Essentials of Tuscan Cooking


Very good class. I think it would be good to send the recipes as a follow up by email so class members would have. Thank you .

The French Steakhouse

10/15/2019
Joyce F.

Attended: The French Steakhouse


What an amazing experience we had in our French Steakhouse course. Chef Pablo was the best, so informative, Professional and fun! The assistants, Jafra and Andre were very helpful and answered all our questions as well. I look forward to returning for a class with my sister next year! Thanks Chef Pablo and team!!

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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

Pasta 101
Pasta 101
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Wednesday Dec 18th, 10am - 2pm

ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails
ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails
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Friday Dec 20th, 6:30pm - 8pm

The Great New York Steakhouse II
The Great New York Steakhouse II
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Friday Dec 20th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Classic French Desserts
Classic French Desserts
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Sunday Dec 22nd, 6pm - 10pm

The Pizza Parlor
The Pizza Parlor
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Thursday Dec 26th, 10am - 2pm

The Tuscan Steakhouse
The Tuscan Steakhouse
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Thursday Dec 26th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

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

Couples: Pizza & Wine Bar
Couples: Pizza & Wine Bar
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Friday Dec 27th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Tapas Party
Tapas Party
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Sunday Dec 29th, 6pm - 10pm

Steak & Sauce
Steak & Sauce
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Monday Dec 30th, 10am - 2pm

Spice Blends: Key Ingredient
Spice Blends: Key Ingredient
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Thursday Jan 2nd, 10am - 2pm

New Orleans Cocktail Brunch
New Orleans Cocktail Brunch
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Friday Jan 3rd, 10am - 2pm

Cuban Surf and Turf
Cuban Surf and Turf
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Friday Jan 3rd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Pizza & Prosecco
Pizza & Prosecco
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Saturday Jan 4th, 6pm - 10pm

Spanish Surf and Turf
Spanish Surf and Turf
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Saturday Jan 4th, 6pm - 10pm

All About Technique: Roast, Sauté, and Steam
All About Technique: Roast, Sauté, and Steam
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Sunday Jan 5th, 6pm - 10pm

Vegan Entrees for Meat Lovers
Vegan Entrees for Meat Lovers
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Monday Jan 6th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Essential Skills 2
Essential Skills 2
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Tuesday Jan 7th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

NOLA (New Orleans, LA): American Regional Favorites
NOLA (New Orleans, LA): American Regional Favorites
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Wednesday Jan 8th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Frosted & Filled Cupcakes
Frosted & Filled Cupcakes
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Friday Jan 10th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

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Teachers at The Institute of Culinary Education

Adam Sobel Adrienne Cheatham Alex Borgia Alex Orman Amanda Cushman Andrea Tutunjian Anita Jacobson Ann Nunziata 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 Hideyo Yamada Ingrid Wright Jackie Newgent James Briscione James Distefano James Briscione & Brooke Parkhurst James Briscione & Chad Pagano James Briscione and Anthony Caporale Jay Weinstein Jeff Yoskowitz Jennifer Iserloh Jennifer Abadi Jennifer McCoy Jill Burns 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 Olivia Roszkowski Pablo Sanchez Paula Shoyer Penny Stankiewicz Peter Berley Peter Johnson Quinn Ventura Regina Aragon-Espino Remy Forgues Renee Marton Rich LaMarita 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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