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The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(733 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

(733 Reviews)
Mixology Basics

7/11/2018
Lisette M.

Attended: Mixology Basics


Really fun class. Chef was super awesome. Chef went into background of spirits and how mixing them brings out the best (or worst) in taste. We made lots of cocktails and mixed drinks and best of all we got to drink all we made. Really fun night.

Essential Skills

7/8/2018
Kimberly S.

Attended: Essential Skills


It was a lot of fun, and Chef Wai Hon Chu is a great teacher! He explains everything so well, and is so enthusiastic about food and cooking. We were all at different levels in the class (I am very beginner), but Chef never made any of us feel stupid, just kept encouraging and offering tips and explanations. I would definitely take another class.

Couples Cooking: Sushi & Sake Bar

7/7/2018
Tara P.

Attended: Couples Cooking: Sushi & Sake Bar


Great night. Would recommend and do again. Thanks

Essentials of Thai Cooking

7/7/2018
Calvin L.

Attended: Essentials of Thai Cooking


Excellent instructor and we made high quality Thai dishes which we all celebrated with wine and beer!

Wings and Beer

7/2/2018
Victoria Y.

Attended: Wings and Beer


Frank is an awesome chef and teaches really well! The menus that he creates from scratch are amazing. He says it is the first time trying out his recipe(s) and the food all turns out delicious! I could tell all the students genuinely liked the "wings and beer" class very much.

Mixology Basics

6/30/2018
Diane H.

Attended: Mixology Basics


Tracy was an awesome instructor. Very knowledgeable and friendly.

The Cookie Jar

6/24/2018
Anonymous

Attended: The Cookie Jar


The class was great! One of the best I’ve taken at the Institute of Culinary Education. Melanie Underwood, the instructor, was also great.

Grilling and Roasting the Chinese Way

6/19/2018
Victoria Y.

Attended: Grilling and Roasting the Chinese Way


The chef was very kind and eager to share his knowledge with students. He answered my questions and made sure we understood the basic cooking techniques. That is why I give this class 5 stars. The only downside to the class was that Chinese spices were not available. We had to improvise and use the American spices in the kitchen so the grilled and roasted meats did not taste like the ones from Chinatown.

Fresh Pasta Workshop

6/19/2018
Sandra F.

Attended: Fresh Pasta Workshop


I could be better I the cefe had tell us where they keep the ingredients. As it’s was fiesta time over there I did have to ask for igredients all the time... otherwise was good enoghf! Thank you!

Simple Summer Desserts

6/18/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Simple Summer Desserts


Delicious and fun, chef was very friendly and very knowledgeable.

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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

Mini Cakes
Mini Cakes
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Monday Jul 23rd, 6pm

The Great New York Steakhouse II
The Great New York Steakhouse II
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Thursday Jul 26th, 6:30pm

Knife Skills 1
Knife Skills 1
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Friday Jul 27th, 6:30pm

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking
Essentials of Tuscan Cooking
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Monday Jul 30th, 10am

Essentials of Moroccan Cooking
Essentials of Moroccan Cooking
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Saturday Aug 4th, 10am

Paella Dinner Party
Paella Dinner Party
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Saturday Aug 4th, 6pm

Essentials of Provencal Cooking
Essentials of Provencal Cooking
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Sunday Aug 5th, 10am

Couples Cooking: Pizza & Wine Bar
Couples Cooking: Pizza & Wine Bar
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Friday Aug 10th, 6:30pm

Modern French
Modern French
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Friday Aug 10th, 6:30pm

Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking
Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking
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Saturday Aug 11th, 6pm

The Whiskey Steakhouse
The Whiskey Steakhouse
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Saturday Aug 11th, 6pm

The Cookie Jar
The Cookie Jar
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Saturday Aug 11th, 6pm

Essential Skills 2
Essential Skills 2
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Tuesday Aug 14th, 6pm

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Saturday Aug 18th, 10am

The Tuscan Steakhouse
The Tuscan Steakhouse
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Saturday Aug 18th, 6pm

The Pacific Northwest: American Regional Favorites
The Pacific Northwest: American Regional Favorites
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Sunday Aug 19th, 6pm

The Bacon Steakhouse
The Bacon Steakhouse
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Friday Aug 24th, 6:30pm

All About Technique: Grilling
All About Technique: Grilling
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Sunday Aug 26th, 10am

Fabulous Fruit Pies for Summer
Fabulous Fruit Pies for Summer
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Wednesday Aug 29th, 10am

Essentials of Thai Cooking II
Essentials of Thai Cooking II
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Wednesday Aug 29th, 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 Tracy Wilk Vicki Wells Vicki Caparulo W. Tish Wai Hon Chu Warren Bobrow Youngson Lee
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