Tuesday Jan 29th, 6pm - 10pm
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.
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!
Great class, great instructor. Chef Tracey was the best. Loved the recipes.
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!
Chef was very informative and plesent.
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.
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
Tuesday Jan 29th, 6pm - 10pm
Saturday Feb 2nd, 6pm - 10pm
Sunday Feb 3rd, 6pm - 10pm
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Thursday Feb 14th, 10am - 2pm
Friday Feb 15th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
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