Find your cullinary voice

About Us

ICE Pastry and Baking Arts Chef-Instructor Michelle Tampakis carrying a tray of chocolates in the ICE facility.The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is New York City's largest and most active center for culinary education. Founded in 1975 by Peter Kump, the school offers highly regarded eight to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking, Culinary Management, and Hospitality Management. With an in-depth global curriculum, dedicated chef-instructors, a strong record in job placements, and a clear entrepreneurial focus, ICE is widely recognized by top industry organizations as a premier pathway to begin or continue a culinary career.

ICE, a culinary institute in NYC, also runs the largest program of hands-on recreational cooking and baking classes and wine education in the country, in addition to hosting hundreds of corporate and private cooking events a year. 

ICE was a finalist and winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals' 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2008 Awards of Excellence for Culinary Schools. ICE students and alumni regularly are nominated for or win top industry awards, such as James Beard awards, Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America, and Dessert Professionals’ Top Ten Pastry Chefs.

Contact Us

The Institute of Culinary Education
50 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 847-0700

Click here for directions to ICE.

Career Training Division
For more information on ICE's Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking, Culinary Management, and Hospitality Management career training programs, please click here or call (888) 354-CHEF.

Recreational Division
For more information on recreational classes at ICE, click here or call (800) 522-4610. Click here to download the most recent issue of The Main Course, ICE's Recreational newsletter and class schedule.

Special and Private Events
For more information on hosting a special event at ICE, please click here or call (800) 543-8834.

Job Placement
For more information about hiring ICE's students and alumni, please click here or email placement@ice.edu.

Press & Media Inquiries
Shannon Mason
Public Relations
(212) 847-0731
smason@ice.edu

Business Development & Strategic Alliances
Brian Aronowitz
Chief Marketing Officer
(212) 847-0793
brian@ice.edu

Media Buying & Advertising
Sid Chaudhry
Marketing Manager
(212) 847-0795
schaudhry@ice.edu

Charitable Support & Donations
Heather Ferguson
212-847-0700, x869
hferguson@ice.edu