New York City’s oldest culinary school is about to become its newest. In Spring 2015, the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) moved from its longtime home in the Flatiron district to 225 Liberty Street in Brookfield Place. The new lower Manhattan location will extend across 74,000 square feet, with Hudson River views to the west and World Trade Center views to the east. Click here for more information: https://www.ice.edu/about-us/ice-at-brookfield-place
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, 355 days a year, in our 14 kitchens and classrooms at 225 Liberty Street, in Lower Manhattan. The typical class runs 4 to 5 hours, and has just 12 - 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!