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The Institute of Culinary Education

Financial District
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Address: 225 Liberty Street, 3rd Floor, New York City, NY 10281
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+1 212-847-0700

ICE features award-winning career training programs in the Culinary Arts,...

ICE features award-winning career training programs in the Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management, as well as one of the world's largest catalog of recreational cooking, baking and wine education classes in the nation, as well as hands-on cooking parties for private and corporate events. Over 26,000 people a year enjoy 1,500 recreational classes -- learning techniques, skills and experiencing flavors from every corner of the culinary world. Our recreational cooking classes are offered day and night, 355 days a year. Located in the heart of Manhattan, ICE has 14 state-of-the-art kitchens - the same as the pros use - filled each day with cooking, learning, tasting, and fun.

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This is our third visit to the Institute of Culinary Education in New York and all three have been memorable and above everything else just plain fun. If you enjoy food and drink... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
Tim B
East Hampton, New York, United States
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New York, New York, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoy taking cooking classes occasionally to switch things up a bit. I initially bought him a class at ICE as part of his anniversary gift and we signed up for a brunch class in November. We went to the class and the instructor never showed up. ICE was apologetic, refunded us and gave us $50 each... More 

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East Hampton, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is our third visit to the Institute of Culinary Education in New York and all three have been memorable and above everything else just plain fun. If you enjoy food and drink and are the least bit interested in learning techniques from real professionals, this is the place for you. My wife and I love to entertain and have... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a great team building experience at ICE and thoroughly enjoyed producing then eating what we had cooked. The evening was very informal but we had a tour of the facility, a glass of wine then we got our hands dirty so to speak and made one of three courses we later consumed. Our tutors were experienced chefs in... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Just finished my 4th class at ICE, the first at their new location. If you are a fan of cooking shows, then this is your place. An expert chief leads you thru prep and execution of a gormet meal. The work stations are fully equipped and the best part is somebody else does the dishes. I feature myself as a... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Excellent class - learned alot. Very cool facility! Felt like a pro! Would definitely return for another class. If you are trying to improve your skills, this is the place! Also a really fun thing to do with a group of friends or treat a friend as a birthday gift. It's an evening you will remember. Inspirational!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Excellent experience in ICE's new location. Four hours of hands-on learning in modern professional kitchen with other enthusiastic strangers, bonding over chopping boards, steaming pots, and a well-seasoned, well-deserved meal. Instructor and staff shared their culinary expertise, their passion for delicious foods, and their sense of humor. Check the website and pick your favorite recreational cooking adventure. Top chefs, look... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Horribly experience. After looking into school to attend for cake decoration. I came across Institute of culinary education for professional cake decoration course. This was suppose to fun learning experience . I was extremely happy to start class. After a month into the program the chef started showing her true colors and the class didn't meet my expectations .Chef Toba... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

My second class, but first in a stunning location at the World Trade Center. Few technical glitches as they just moved, but classes are great. Really interactive, I have been easy to incorporate into my home routine almost all of the recipes. My friend and I took grilling, food was delicious, company very pleasant and overall very fun and useful... More 

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Albany, NY
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

ICE completely incapable of reliability or credibility to deliver on their business contracts for venues....huge predation with proceedin...at least in near term....they will have lots to straighten out including hiring a new staff as employees are leaving or plan to leave because their personal credibility has to be hugely exposed...even in NYC bad reputations travel to the top 100 dining... More 

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Newark, New Jersey, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

I thought I was signing up for a fun and entertaining evening where I learned more about cooking South American food, a cuisine that I don't normally cook at home. However, from the beginning, I felt more like I had signed up for a part-time job in a restaurant. The instructor, Chef Loren, took the first hour to make changes... More 

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