The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(774 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

(774 Reviews)
The Cookie Jar

10/20/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Cookie Jar


I was a little disappointed in the class, I felt very rushed and we actually made only two cookies. We took the sourdough dough home to bake! We didn't get to make the black and white cookies because there was no time left, although the chef asked if we wanted to mix the ingredients and bake them, by then it was two thirty and I had a Uber car waiting for us, so we could not stay any longer. I going to the Holiday Cookie bake in November with my daughter I hope this one is better.

The Pizza Parlor

10/19/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Pizza Parlor


Great experience. Would have given it 5 stars except, group of five was just too big in order for everyone to get a turn, and they burned my pizza.

Dim Sum

10/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Dim Sum


Teacher was new to the course (filling in for another one, it seems) so didn't know the recipes and wasn't great at explaining what we were doing. She was quite nice, but would have benefited from some studying beforehand of the recipes and practice of the procedures.

Big Easy Surf and Turf

10/14/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Big Easy Surf and Turf


Had a great time with this class.

All About Technique: Sushi

10/9/2018
Rachel W.

Attended: All About Technique: Sushi


The class was really fun and I felt like we definitely learned some great techniques for making sushi. I also appreciated that the teacher when through some knife skills with us. I would recommend!

Handmade Filled Pastas

9/26/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Handmade Filled Pastas


Excellent class. The instructor is FANTASTIC. It went a little late, but it was worth it. Had a blast!

The Great New York Steakhouse

9/24/2018
Robert S.

Attended: The Great New York Steakhouse


My wife and I learned new skills and we were able to keep up with the class. We are beginners, others were not, but due to the small class size, our excellent chef/teacher was able to work with us individually The final meal was excellent and the class length was perfect. A fun evening!

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking

9/18/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Essentials of Tuscan Cooking


This class is amazing!. a decent group of people, and we learned a lot. highly recommended.

Mushrooms: Key Ingredient

9/17/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Mushrooms: Key Ingredient


Much more guidance, useful tips, info about the ingredients, etc would have been great. The dishes came out great but the instructor really didn’t do much at all. This diminished the learning aspect of the course as we were essentially cooking on our own in a team format. More guidance on team management would have been helpful. Dominant personalities have a huge impact.

ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails

9/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: ICE Happy Hour: Classic Cocktails


The instructor was great and the choice of cocktails were perfect!

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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

Robust Reds & Stinky Cheeses
Robust Reds & Stinky Cheeses
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Friday Oct 26th, 6:30pm

Frosted & Filled Cupcakes
Frosted & Filled Cupcakes
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Sunday Oct 28th, 10am

Tapas Party
Tapas Party
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Friday Nov 2nd, 6:30pm

Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking
Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking
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Friday Nov 2nd, 6:30pm

All About Technique: Roast, Sauté, and Steam
All About Technique: Roast, Sauté, and Steam
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Monday Nov 5th, 6pm

Chocolate Confections
Chocolate Confections
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Thursday Nov 8th, 10am

Couples: Tacos, Tequila & Cerveza
Couples: Tacos, Tequila & Cerveza
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Thursday Nov 8th, 6:30pm

The French Steakhouse
The French Steakhouse
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Friday Nov 9th, 6:30pm

Mixology Basics
Mixology Basics
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Friday Nov 9th, 6:30pm

The Great New York Steakhouse
The Great New York Steakhouse
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Friday Nov 16th, 6:30pm

Paella Dinner Party
Paella Dinner Party
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Friday Nov 16th, 6:30pm

Pasta 102
Pasta 102
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Saturday Nov 17th, 10am

All About Technique: Grilling
All About Technique: Grilling
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Sunday Nov 18th, 6pm

Knife Skills 1
Knife Skills 1
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Tuesday Nov 27th, 6:30pm

Napa and Sonoma: The California Reserves
Napa and Sonoma: The California Reserves
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Thursday Nov 29th, 6:30pm

ICE Entertaining: Cocktail Party
ICE Entertaining: Cocktail Party
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Friday Nov 30th, 6pm

The French Bistro
The French Bistro
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Friday Nov 30th, 6:30pm

The Whiskey Steakhouse
The Whiskey Steakhouse
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Thursday Dec 6th, 6:30pm

The Pizza Parlor
The Pizza Parlor
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Friday Dec 7th, 6:30pm

Essentials of Burgundian Cooking
Essentials of Burgundian Cooking
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Saturday Dec 8th, 6pm

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Teachers at The Institute of Culinary Education

Adam Sobel Adrienne Cheatham Amanda Cushman Andrea Tutunjian Anita Jacobson 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 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 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 Pablo Sanchez Paula Shoyer Penny Stankiewicz Peter Berley Peter Johnson Quinn Ventura Regina Aragon-Espino 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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