Thursday Feb 28th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
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.
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.
Rémi thé chef was insightful
It was well structured and easy to follow, the Chef was engaging and helpful. I had a great time learning and making chocolates.
This was my wife and I's first class at ICE and we thought it was great. The chefs were very knowledgable and had great personalities, making the class a lot of fun. We met some nice people as well. The food was delicious and having some leftovers for lunch the next day was a bonus.
This class was good value. It could have been a smaller group of participants for me to benefit more.
great class! Lots of fun and can now comfortably roast some chicken!
There were 11 of us in the class and we prepared then ate 5 brunch dishes in 4 hours. The raw ingredients, kitchen equipment and utensils were excellent. Peter, our chef, and Donna, our pastry chef, were outstanding teachers and personable as well. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
The ingredients were excellent. The food delicious. The classroom chaotic and disorganized. It would be great if each station were pre-prepped with their own set of cookware, utensils and ingredients. This would prevent a lot of searching time as well as other participants swiping from each other (whether due to ignorance or laziness - or they ruined their allotted amount). We have taken a few classes at ICE and find that the chef and assistant are always pulled in too many directions. Especially when the assistant constantly has to leave and get more ingredients leaving the chef to help 16 people by himself. I feel that my partners and I did not get the same value as the other participants even though we paid the same money. Less attention, less instruction and fewer ingredients. Chef was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic but answered some questions in a terse manner. i.e. When asking “How do we know it is done?” He merely said, “Look at it.” We asked, “What are we supposed to be looking for?” He didn’t give examples or explain. I love cooking and learning, but last night was a mix of fun and frustration. Thank you for taking the time to read my survey.
It was so much fun!!
Gorgeous space and solid class! Covers good basics in a nice environment.
I enjoyed learning to cook the Puerto Rican dishes very much and also partaking in the dinner afterwards! Everything was delicious. Chef Ingrid and her assistants were very attentive and I learned a lot. I left feeling very inspired and full, lol. Highly recommend this course!
Thursday Feb 28th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Tuesday Mar 5th, 10am - 2pm
Thursday Mar 7th, 10am - 2pm
Sunday Mar 10th, 10am - 2pm
Monday Mar 11th, 10am - 2pm
Monday Mar 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday Mar 14th, 10am - 2:30pm
Friday Mar 15th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday Mar 16th, 10am - 2pm
Saturday Mar 16th, 6pm - 10pm
Wednesday Mar 20th, 6pm - 10pm
Saturday Mar 30th, 10am - 2pm
Saturday Mar 30th, 6pm - 10pm
Wednesday Apr 3rd, 6pm - 10pm
Wednesday Apr 3rd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday Apr 6th, 10am - 2pm
Sunday Apr 7th, 6pm - 10pm
Friday Apr 12th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday Apr 14th, 10am - 2pm
Wednesday Apr 17th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm