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The Institute of Culinary Education

Financial District, New York, New York
(689 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.


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

(689 Reviews)

Christopher M.

Attended: The Great New York Steakhouse II

Great instructor

Scott D.

Attended: Essentials of Tuscan Cooking

Great class with the fantastic Chef Margo!

Kyle T.

Attended: Pasta 101

It was awesome! I will be back


Attended: Knife Skills 1

It was a great class and I feel like I learned a lot. I feel like I can take these skills and use them to shorten the time I spend in the kitchen just prepping. The start of the class was a little long winded about ICE in general, information that is seemed geared towards taking other classes, but felt like a waste of time. The reason I am not giving it 5 stars is due to the lack of attention received during the class. The instructor did a decent job working around the room, but it felt like there was more feedback we could have received, especially when working with knifes. The assistant was not that great, she barely attempted to assist any of the students, but the instructor did say she was new, so maybe she just needs more guidance. Overall a great class that I would recommend to others, but there is some room for improvement.

jerome a.

Attended: Essentials of Mediterranean Cooking

Great class.

Dennis R.

Attended: The French Steakhouse

Chef Ingrid is knowledgeable, friendly, and a great chef. My wife and I had a great time: the food was delicious and the other students were a fun group of people.


Attended: Knife Skills 1

The only thing I didn’t like was the chef had a runny nose and kept cleaning it with the back of his hand.

David V.

Attended: Mixology Basics

Awesome class!!! Tracy was great!!!


Attended: Knife Skills 1

Great Class! Who knew I was doing so much wrong before. Would love to take more classes at ICE.

Jason C.

Attended: Knife Skills for Couples

The class was good. For the beginner, it goes through the basics. For the more experienced user, they went over some skills and habits that I have not been using when I cook. They went over different types of cuts and how to cut certain fruits and vegetables in an efficient way. They also went over honing and sharpening but only with hand held knife sharpeners - we did not practice knife sharpening over sharpening stones, which is what I was hoping for.

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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

Big Easy Surf and Turf
Next start date:

Friday Apr 27th, 6pm

All About Technique: Contemporary Sauces
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 10am

Classic Chocolate Desserts
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 10am

Southern Comfort: American Regional Favorites
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 29th, 6pm

Knife Skills 1
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Thursday May 3rd, 10am

Essentials of Emilia-Romagna Cooking
Next start date:

Friday May 4th, 6pm

The Pacific Northwest: American Regional Favorites
Next start date:

Thursday May 10th, 6pm

The Cookie Jar
Next start date:

Saturday May 12th, 6pm

ICE Entertaining: Brunch
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Sunday May 13th, 10am

Simple Italian Dishes
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Sunday May 13th, 6pm

Favorite Classic French Bistro Dishes
Next start date:

Saturday May 19th, 10am

Essentials of Middle Eastern Cooking
Next start date:

Saturday May 19th, 10am

Spanish Surf & Turf
Next start date:

Saturday May 19th, 6pm

Dim Sum
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Sunday May 20th, 10am

New Orleans Cocktail Brunch
Next start date:

Friday Jun 1st, 6pm

The Great New York Steakhouse
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Saturday Jun 2nd, 6pm

All About Technique: Sushi
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 3rd, 6pm

Essentials of Vietnamese Cooking
Next start date:

Monday Jun 4th, 6:30pm

The Pizza Parlor
Next start date:

Friday Jun 8th, 6:30pm

Pasta 101
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 14th, 10am

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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 Vicki Wells Vicki Caparulo W. Tish Wai Hon Chu Warren Bobrow Youngson Lee
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