The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(855 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.

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

(855 Reviews)
Knife Skills 1

6/17/2019
Ostine T.

Attended: Knife Skills 1


Chef Ingrid was awesome! I can’t wait to take more of her classes :-)

Essentials of Thai Cooking

6/9/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Essentials of Thai Cooking


Excellent course! The chef was knowledgeable and we learnt staples I was looking forward to cooking such as beef Satay (which I do at home as chicken Satay), summer rolls (fresh and delicious, I do a vegetarian version), pad thai and chicken curry. All the recipes are at restaurant level or above, and you don't need to buy much from a specialty store in order to make a lot of dishes over long periods of time. Highly recommend!

Essential Skills 2

6/8/2019
Sofia D.

Attended: Essential Skills 2


Fraya was AWESOME. Learned so many new skills and had a blast. Highly recommend!

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking

5/31/2019
Mo S.

Attended: Essentials of Tuscan Cooking


Great teacher. Beautiful space. Would go again

The Great New York Steakhouse

5/26/2019
Chris D.

Attended: The Great New York Steakhouse


Great class. Very structured, perhaps a little too much so. The food was excellent, however. I would enable participants to have a glass of wine earlier in the night. It would make the class more fun and enable people to loosen up a bit (and get to know each other better). It was a bit stressful, to be frank. Nevertheless, great time. Just a bit late by the time we actually sat down to have a drink and dine.

Couples: Burgers & Beer

5/19/2019
Douglas M.

Attended: Couples: Burgers & Beer


It was great!

Handmade Filled Pastas

5/4/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Handmade Filled Pastas


Very unorganized. Lots of standing around unsure of what to do next. Would have been much better if Chef had a couple assistants. Very disappointed overall.

Cauliflower: Key Ingredient

4/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cauliflower: Key Ingredient


It was actually a really subpar experience. We sent a follow up to Coursehorse and would like a full refund on our fee, waiting to hear back.

Simple Italian Dishes

3/31/2019
Kimberly S.

Attended: Simple Italian Dishes


It was fun, and Chef Ed has such a calm and soothing teaching attitude. I love how he says cooking should be fun, and then he makes it fun! The meals were delicious, and I plan on making at least a couple of the recipes again!

ICE Entertaining: Brunch

3/11/2019
Mathew S.

Attended: ICE Entertaining: Brunch


Overall this class was awesome! I had booked it as a birthday gift for my boyfriend and he and I both really enjoyed it. My only comment would be that it seems like it may help if they could have a timeline of the morning laid out alongside the recipe booklet so we have some idea of the timing that is expected.

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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

Italian Surf and Turf
Italian Surf and Turf
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Sunday Jun 30th, 6pm - 10pm

American Regional Pies: The South
American Regional Pies: The South
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Monday Jul 1st, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Summer Seafood & Rosé
Summer Seafood & Rosé
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Tuesday Jul 2nd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Summer Fruit Pies
Summer Fruit Pies
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Wednesday Jul 3rd, 6pm - 10pm

Tacos and Tequila
Tacos and Tequila
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Wednesday Jul 3rd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Classic Italian Desserts
Classic Italian Desserts
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Friday Jul 12th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Essentials of Korean Cooking
Essentials of Korean Cooking
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Friday Jul 12th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Korean BBQ
Korean BBQ
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Saturday Jul 13th, 6pm - 10pm

Essentials of Burgundian Cooking
Essentials of Burgundian Cooking
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Sunday Jul 14th, 6pm - 10pm

Spice Blends: Key Ingredient
Spice Blends: Key Ingredient
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Monday Jul 15th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

The Tuscan Steakhouse
The Tuscan Steakhouse
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Friday Jul 19th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Knife Skills 1
Knife Skills 1
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Thursday Jul 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Paella Dinner Party
Paella Dinner Party
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Saturday Jul 20th, 6pm - 10pm

Essentials of Chinese Cooking
Essentials of Chinese Cooking
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Saturday Jul 20th, 6pm - 10pm

Essentials of Provencal Cooking
Essentials of Provencal Cooking
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Sunday Jul 21st, 10am - 2pm

Mushrooms: Key Ingredient
Mushrooms: Key Ingredient
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Sunday Jul 21st, 6pm - 10pm

Summer Favorites at ICE
Summer Favorites at ICE
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Monday Jul 22nd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

All-American Surf and Turf
All-American Surf and Turf
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Friday Jul 26th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

The Pizza Parlor
The Pizza Parlor
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Saturday Jul 27th, 10am - 2pm

Essentials of Middle Eastern Cooking
Essentials of Middle Eastern Cooking
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Sunday Jul 28th, 10am - 2pm

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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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