ICE is located at Brookfield Place – 225 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281, on the 3rd floor. Upon arrival to 225 Liberty Street, proceed to the security desk on the 2nd floor located next to Hudson Eats to check in.
We are happy to announce that ICE in-person recreational classes will resume in July. As in the past, the majority of ICE’s recreational classes have one chef instructor and one kitchen assistant with a maximum of 16 students. As a general rule, classes last 3-6 hours. All classes will continue running as hands-on and full participation. Participants will cook the menu in teams and at the end of class will enjoy the food they have prepared family-style. You also have the option to take your meal to enjoy at home. A meal is not served in pastry classes; please bring a lunch or snack with you. In an effort to reduce our waste footprint, we ask that you bring reusable containers and bag to take home any leftovers. We hope we can count on your support as we work to make ICE more sustainable.
We look forward to having you back cooking in ICE’s kitchens. In accordance with the CDC and state and local public health authorities, ICE will not require fully vaccinated avocational guests to wear a mask or physically distance while on campus. Unvaccinated guests must wear a mask and socially distance.
Our fully interactive classes range from 90 to 120 minutes and are structured so you can get personal guidance and feedback. At the end of each class you will have enough to feed four people. Upon registration, you will receive a grocery and equipment list so that you can prepare and have everything you need for class. Prior to your class, you will receive the recipes for the class as well as the link to join the class. We look forward to cooking virtually with you!
All class participants must be 18 years of age or over to take an in-person recreational class. All participants for wine or beverage classes must be 21 years or older.
We advise students to arrive 30 minutes before the class start time.
It is very important to start all classes on time. Because the lecture and class overview happen at the beginning of each class, losing the first few minutes can make a big difference in the class being successful or stressful for a student.
Generally any student arriving more than 15-20 minutes late for class will not be allowed to stay.
The Chef-instructor has the right to refuse the entry of any late students.
Please notify our customer services department at (800) 522-4610 if you are running late and to access whether you should still plan to attend.
Full payment of class upon registration is required.
Payment & Refund Policies & Make-Up Policies
To register for any class, payment in full is required at the time
of registration. Two weeks withdrawal notice is required for a
refund (excluding gift certificates); but please note a
transaction fee will be deducted from the refund for each and
every class seat registration that is canceled by the
registrant/student based on the following scale: classes up to
$125 will incur a $20 fee, classes in the $126-$350 range
will have a $30 fee, classes valued over $351 will incur a
$50 fee. When a class is dropped 3-13 days prior to the
start date, only school class credit will be issued, and the
corresponding transaction fee will be deducted (see
Rescheduling a class still entails a cancellation and,
therefore, a transaction fee will still be charged to
There are no refunds or school credit issued when fewer
than 48 hours notice from the class start date is given.
Students must attend the first class in a series. Students may
make up missed classes in any Techniques series or Wine
Essentials course without charge after attending the first
lesson. Techniques make-up classes are available on a limited
basis and must be arranged with ICE’s Customer Service
Manager. All make-up classes are subject to availability.
Missed make-up classes cannot be rescheduled.
Gift certificates are not refundable, but may be transferred to
Cancellation and Other Policies
The Institute of Culinary Education reserves the right to cancel
any class that fails to attract sufficient enrollment. In case of
cancellation, all students will be notified and a full refund will
be given. Students traveling to ICE from outside the New York
metropolitan area should confirm their class registration(s)
before finalizing travel arrangements.
In order to minimize class interruptions, ICE maintains the
right to deny student registration and/or entrance if more
than 10 minutes late.
ICE is accessible via numerous transit lines. You can take the 1,2,3 line to Chambers Street, the A, C, 4, 5, J, or Z trains to Fulton Street, the R train to Cortlandt Street, or the E train to the World Trade Center. We are also accessible through the PATH train system, as well as 3 ferries.
Please visit our Contact page for directions to ICE's location at 225 Liberty Street.
Alcohol is served in some classes. Wine is served only after cooking. Bringing your own Alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited.
The closest parking location is Gateway Plaza Garage,
SP+ Parking, located at 339 South End Ave.
We are located in downtown Manhattan surrounded by hotels.
The closest hotel is Club Quarters, World Trade Center but please refer to your travel agent for specific hotels.
ICE provides everything you need for your class from aprons to knives and recipes. Students will get to keep the recipe packet you receive in class. In the event that you misplace your packet, email customer service at Rec@ice.edu to receive a digital version.
Yes. In an effort to reduce our waste footprint, we ask that you bring reusable containers and bags to take home any leftovers. We hope we can count on your support as we work to make ICE more sustainable.
At ICE, we host over 700 culinary events each year, serving more than 20,000 guests. We offer adult evening cooking classes that are perfect for corporate entertaining, corporate team building and closing dinners, or for personal celebrations such as birthdays, rehearsal dinners, or special reunions. Combining the best elements of a cocktail party, a cooking class and an informal banquet, ICE cooking parties and group cooking events are an easy, seamless option when you want to celebrate with and entertain a group. Please contact our Special Events department at SpecialEvents@ice.edu for more information.
Loose or comfortable clothing as you would be standing most of the time. We advise our students not to wear open- toe shoes or high heels. Long hair should be pulled back.
Cellular Phone Policy
Cellular phones must be placed on their “vibrate” function at
all times while class is in session. While we request that you
do not talk on your phone, you may do so if necessary in the
hallway, outside of your classroom or kitchen.
No, but we do offer vegetarian classes as well as gluten free classes.