The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(879 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

(879 Reviews)
Couples: Homemade Pasta

9/7/2019
Kaitlin A.

Attended: Couples: Homemade Pasta


Great experience! Chef made it fun and was very helpful. The menu was delicious. Would love to take another class!

Knife Skills 1

8/17/2019
kathryn s.

Attended: Knife Skills 1


We both had an excellent time. Learned several interest tips from our instructor as well. Looking forward to our next class

All About Technique: Grilling

8/5/2019
Anonymous

Attended: All About Technique: Grilling


We learned little about grilling techniques and more about knife techniques. The instructor seemed annoyed when I asked questions and instead of teaching step by step, she talked at the group about all the steps and basically sent us on our way with recipes to figure it out. Very disorganized and disappointed.

Frosted & Filled Cupcakes

8/4/2019
Kimberly S.

Attended: Frosted & Filled Cupcakes


It was a lot of fun, and I came away with the best recipes for chocolate peanut butter ganache and peanut butter frosting! Can’t wait to make chocolate peanut butter cupcakes at home with these recipes!

The Cookie Jar

8/4/2019
kashmira a.

Attended: The Cookie Jar


Our instructor was Awesome.. And all the cookies were delicious..just the perfect. Our group was fun.

Essentials of Middle Eastern Cooking

7/29/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Essentials of Middle Eastern Cooking


Instructor kept losing her temper at different people and snapping.

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II

7/29/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II


the chef was rude which made me feel uncomfortable and did not enjoy the class. I had a great team to cook what made our food delicious. but to be honest I paid the course to learn something new. I don't think he has achieved my goal. I think the instructor should be friendlier and know how to work with pressure. And Yes I would like to try again. but with a different chef.

Korean BBQ

7/15/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Korean BBQ


Perfect class. Professional kitchen with an A-grade chef instructor. Educational and delectable! Will return!

All About Technique: Grilling

7/11/2019
Jared G.

Attended: All About Technique: Grilling


Teaching chef was fantastic

The Cookie Jar

6/30/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Cookie Jar


4 cookies is too much for a 4 hour class. It felt rushed and stressful instead of relaxed and fun. I also didn't think the cookies came out very good (undercooked), which we had no control over.

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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

Dim Sum
Dim Sum
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Sunday Dec 8th, 6pm - 10pm

DIY Party Cakes
DIY Party Cakes
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Sunday Sep 22nd, 10am - 2:30pm

Simple Italian Dishes
Simple Italian Dishes
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Monday Sep 23rd, 10am - 2pm

Spice Blends: Key Ingredient
Spice Blends: Key Ingredient
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Tuesday Sep 24th, 10am - 2pm

Nut Milk & Cheese
Nut Milk & Cheese
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Tuesday Sep 24th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

The Pacific Northwest: American Regional Favorites
The Pacific Northwest: American Regional Favorites
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Friday Sep 27th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking
Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking
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Sunday Sep 29th, 6pm - 10pm

All About Technique: Fish Butchery
All About Technique: Fish Butchery
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Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses
Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses
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Friday Oct 4th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Italian Surf and Turf
Italian Surf and Turf
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Friday Oct 4th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Korean BBQ
Korean BBQ
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Friday Oct 4th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Frosted & Filled Cupcakes
Frosted & Filled Cupcakes
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Friday Oct 4th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

NOLA (New Orleans, LA): American Regional Favorites
NOLA (New Orleans, LA): American Regional Favorites
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Saturday Oct 5th, 6pm - 10pm

Couples: Homemade Pasta
Couples: Homemade Pasta
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Saturday Oct 5th, 6pm - 10pm

All About Technique: Grilling
All About Technique: Grilling
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Sunday Oct 6th, 6pm - 10pm

Spanish Surf and Turf
Spanish Surf and Turf
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Sunday Oct 6th, 6pm - 10pm

Seafood 101
Seafood 101
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Monday Oct 7th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Cook Once, Eat Twice
Cook Once, Eat Twice
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Wednesday Oct 9th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Fall Favorites at ICE
Fall Favorites at ICE
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Friday Oct 11th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Mixology Basics
Mixology Basics
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Friday Oct 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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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 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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