The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(813 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

(813 Reviews)
Essentials of Thai Cooking

2/20/2019
Bruce C.

Attended: Essentials of Thai Cooking


Rémi thé chef was insightful

Chocolate Confections

2/15/2019
Audrey D.

Attended: Chocolate Confections


It was well structured and easy to follow, the Chef was engaging and helpful. I had a great time learning and making chocolates.

Essentials of Vietnamese Cooking

2/13/2019
BENJAMIN P.

Attended: Essentials of Vietnamese Cooking


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.

Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking

1/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking


This class was good value. It could have been a smaller group of participants for me to benefit more.

All About Technique: Roast, Sauté, and Steam

1/26/2019
Jason H.

Attended: All About Technique: Roast, Sauté, and Steam


great class! Lots of fun and can now comfortably roast some chicken!

New Orleans Cocktail Brunch

1/4/2019
THOMAS C.

Attended: New Orleans Cocktail Brunch


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 Bacon Steakhouse

12/16/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Bacon Steakhouse


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.

New Orleans Cocktail Brunch

12/10/2018
Anonymous

Attended: New Orleans Cocktail Brunch


It was so much fun!!

Knife Skills 1

12/4/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills 1


Gorgeous space and solid class! Covers good basics in a nice environment.

The Puerto Rican Kitchen: American Regional Favorites

12/3/2018
Mary D.

Attended: The Puerto Rican Kitchen: American Regional Favorites


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!

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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

All-American Surf and Turf
All-American Surf and Turf
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Thursday Feb 28th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Dim Sum
Dim Sum
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Tuesday Mar 5th, 10am - 2pm

Southern Comfort: American Regional Favorites
Southern Comfort: American Regional Favorites
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Thursday Mar 7th, 10am - 2pm

ICE Entertaining: Brunch
ICE Entertaining: Brunch
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Sunday Mar 10th, 10am - 2pm

All About Technique: Contemporary Sauces
All About Technique: Contemporary Sauces
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Monday Mar 11th, 10am - 2pm

Knife Skills 1
Knife Skills 1
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Monday Mar 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Cauliflower: Key Ingredient
Cauliflower: Key Ingredient
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Thursday Mar 14th, 10am - 2:30pm

The Tuscan Steakhouse
The Tuscan Steakhouse
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Friday Mar 15th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

The French Bistro
The French Bistro
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Saturday Mar 16th, 10am - 2pm

Chocolate Confections
Chocolate Confections
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Saturday Mar 16th, 6pm - 10pm

The Cookie Jar
The Cookie Jar
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Wednesday Mar 20th, 6pm - 10pm

Simple Italian Dishes
Simple Italian Dishes
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Saturday Mar 30th, 10am - 2pm

Essentials of Chinese Cooking
Essentials of Chinese Cooking
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Saturday Mar 30th, 6pm - 10pm

Chocolate Indulgence
Chocolate Indulgence
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Wednesday Apr 3rd, 6pm - 10pm

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II
Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II
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Wednesday Apr 3rd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Essential Skills 2
Essential Skills 2
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Saturday Apr 6th, 10am - 2pm

Big Easy Surf and Turf
Big Easy Surf and Turf
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Sunday Apr 7th, 6pm - 10pm

The Pizza Parlor
The Pizza Parlor
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Friday Apr 12th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

An Italian-American Feast: Sunday in Brooklyn
An Italian-American Feast: Sunday in Brooklyn
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Sunday Apr 14th, 10am - 2pm

Pasta 102
Pasta 102
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Wednesday Apr 17th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

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Teachers at The Institute of Culinary Education

Adam Sobel Adrienne Cheatham 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 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 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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