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The Institute of Culinary Education

The Institute of Culinary Education

Cooking
Financial District, New York, New York
(843 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.

If this is your first time visiting ICE, you may want to leave yourself 30 minutes to find your way to our lobby at 225 Liberty Street.

We will begin checking guests in 15 minutes before the class start time. Please note that classes will enjoy the menu at the end of class. While a snack platter is offered in both morning and evening classes, you may want to consider a light snack before joining us for class. Additionally, for those enrolled in a pastry or knife skills class, a meal is not planned so we recommend bringing a snack. Class menus subject to change.

Reviews of The Institute of Culinary Education

(843 Reviews)
Couples: Burgers & Beer

5/19/2019
Douglas M.

Attended: Couples: Burgers & Beer


It was great!

Handmade Filled Pastas

5/4/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Handmade Filled Pastas


Very unorganized. Lots of standing around unsure of what to do next. Would have been much better if Chef had a couple assistants. Very disappointed overall.

Cauliflower: Key Ingredient

4/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cauliflower: Key Ingredient


It was actually a really subpar experience. We sent a follow up to Coursehorse and would like a full refund on our fee, waiting to hear back.

Simple Italian Dishes

3/31/2019
Kimberly S.

Attended: Simple Italian Dishes


It was fun, and Chef Ed has such a calm and soothing teaching attitude. I love how he says cooking should be fun, and then he makes it fun! The meals were delicious, and I plan on making at least a couple of the recipes again!

ICE Entertaining: Brunch

3/11/2019
Mathew S.

Attended: ICE Entertaining: Brunch


Overall this class was awesome! I had booked it as a birthday gift for my boyfriend and he and I both really enjoyed it. My only comment would be that it seems like it may help if they could have a timeline of the morning laid out alongside the recipe booklet so we have some idea of the timing that is expected.

Knife Skills 1

3/9/2019
Abigail H.

Attended: Knife Skills 1


Loved the instructor Loved how she taught Learned so much!

Couples: Tuscan Favorites

3/3/2019
Nina f.

Attended: Couples: Tuscan Favorites


Excellent Chef, Teacher!!

Italian Surf and Turf

3/2/2019
Jenna D.

Attended: Italian Surf and Turf


The food was very good and the chef was very knowledgeable. I found it difficult to keep up with the pace since I am just beginning to learn how to cook and the class was not as instructional as I had hoped. Overall, it was a good experience. Would recommend for people with confident skills in the kitchen.

Knife Skills 1

2/28/2019
Stephane B.

Attended: Knife Skills 1


Very professional, great atmosphere. I had an amazing time. I’d probably come back for another lesson.

Modern French

2/24/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Modern French


Waste of money. The class was advertised as intermediate, but we were just taught chopping skills. Out of the elaborate menu listed, I was only able to actually cook one dish and the rest of the dishes were divided between the group. I was excited to obtain new skills to further my passion for cooking, but instead I was extremely 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

ICE Entertaining: Cocktail Party
ICE Entertaining: Cocktail Party
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Friday May 31st, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

All About Technique: Sushi
All About Technique: Sushi
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Sunday Jun 2nd, 6pm - 10pm

The Decorated Cookie
The Decorated Cookie
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Monday Jun 3rd, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Ice Cream Macarons
Ice Cream Macarons
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Thursday Jun 6th, 6pm - 10pm

Seafood 102
Seafood 102
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Sunday Jun 9th, 6pm - 10pm

Essentials of Indian II
Essentials of Indian II
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Sunday Jun 9th, 6pm - 10pm

Essentials of Tuscan Cooking
Essentials of Tuscan Cooking
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Thursday Jun 13th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Frosted & Filled Cupcakes
Frosted & Filled Cupcakes
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Friday Jun 14th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Southern Comfort: American Regional Favorites
Southern Comfort: American Regional Favorites
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Saturday Jun 15th, 6pm - 10pm

The Great New York Steakhouse II
The Great New York Steakhouse II
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Saturday Jun 15th, 6pm - 10pm

All About Technique: Grilling
All About Technique: Grilling
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Sunday Jun 16th, 6pm - 10pm

Summer Fruit Pies
Summer Fruit Pies
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Wednesday Jun 19th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Simple Summer Desserts
Simple Summer Desserts
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Friday Jun 21st, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Big Easy Surf and Turf
Big Easy Surf and Turf
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Friday Jun 21st, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Summer Favorites at ICE
Summer Favorites at ICE
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Saturday Jun 22nd, 6pm - 10pm

DIY Party Cakes
DIY Party Cakes
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Wednesday Jun 26th, 6pm - 10:30pm

Classic French Desserts
Classic French Desserts
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Friday Jun 28th, 6pm - 10pm

Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses
Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses
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Friday Jun 28th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

New Orleans Cocktail Brunch
New Orleans Cocktail Brunch
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Friday Jun 28th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Italian Surf and Turf
Italian Surf and Turf
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Sunday Jun 30th, 6pm - 10pm

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Teachers at The Institute of Culinary Education

Adam Sobel Adrienne Cheatham Alex Borgia Alex Orman Amanda Cushman Andrea Tutunjian Anita Jacobson Ann Nunziata 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 Hideyo Yamada Ingrid Wright Jackie Newgent James Briscione James Distefano James Briscione & Brooke Parkhurst James Briscione & Chad Pagano James Briscione and Anthony Caporale Jay Weinstein 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 Olivia Roszkowski Pablo Sanchez Paula Shoyer Penny Stankiewicz Peter Berley Peter Johnson Quinn Ventura Regina Aragon-Espino Remy Forgues Renee Marton Rich LaMarita 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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