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The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(805 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

(805 Reviews)
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!

Chocolate Indulgence

12/3/2018
Doreen F.

Attended: Chocolate Indulgence


Great class, great instructor. Chef Tracey was the best. Loved the recipes.

Chocolate Indulgence

12/3/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Chocolate Indulgence


I really enjoyed this class, the instructor was very knowledgeable and made sure the class was fun at the same time. I learned so much about baking with chocolate that I will take home to my kitchen, highly recommend!

Holiday Cookie Swap

11/22/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Holiday Cookie Swap


Chef was very informative and plesent.

Chocolate Confections

11/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Chocolate Confections


The instructor didn’t really teach a lot. She read from a manual. The assistant didn’t help at all either . She just made everything for herself. It was kind of frustrating. The course description didn’t match what they did in class . I was actually disappointed. I expected more.

Essential Skills

11/4/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Essential Skills


I feel like I didn’t learn what was in the course description. I went to learn basic cooking techniques and we spent most of the time just preparing a recipe. Very disappointed

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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

Winter Dessert Favorites
Winter Dessert Favorites
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Tuesday Jan 29th, 6pm - 10pm

Big Easy Surf and Turf
Big Easy Surf and Turf
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Saturday Feb 2nd, 6pm - 10pm

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II
Essentials of Tuscan Cooking II
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Sunday Feb 3rd, 6pm - 10pm

Spanish Surf and Turf
Spanish Surf and Turf
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Saturday Feb 9th, 6pm - 10pm

Chocolate Confections
Chocolate Confections
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Thursday Feb 14th, 10am - 2pm

The French Bistro
The French Bistro
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Friday Feb 15th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Winter Favorites at ICE
Winter Favorites at ICE
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Saturday Feb 16th, 10am - 2pm

Simple Italian Dishes
Simple Italian Dishes
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Monday Feb 18th, 10am - 2pm

Knife Skills 1
Knife Skills 1
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Monday Feb 18th, 10am - 1pm

Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking
Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking
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Tuesday Feb 19th, 10am - 2pm

Italian Surf and Turf
Italian Surf and Turf
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Friday Feb 22nd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Essentials of Indian Cooking
Essentials of Indian Cooking
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Thursday Feb 28th, 10am - 2pm

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

Classic French Desserts
Classic French Desserts
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Friday Mar 1st, 6pm - 10pm

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

The Cookie Jar
The Cookie Jar
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Friday Mar 8th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

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

Steak & Sauce
Steak & Sauce
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Monday Mar 11th, 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 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 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 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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