Find your cullinary voice

Our Mission

ICE Culinary Arts student preparing food on a stove.ICE Mission Statement:

ICE is dedicated to inspiring our students to reach their full potential through an education that emphasizes technique and professionalism. We will accomplish this in a passionate, disciplined environment that fosters excellence, critical thinking and creativity in students, faculty and staff. ICE is committed to ongoing assessment and institutional improvement for the benefit of our students, staff, faculty and administration.

As one of the largest and most diverse culinary schools in the world, ICE has helped many thousands of students to find their “culinary voice.” Each year, over 30,000 people come to ICE for culinary career training, recreational cooking lessons or special events. For some, their dream is to open a restaurant, for others, it is to learn advanced cake decoration or how to make traditional handmade pasta. Still others come to us to further their professional development with masterclasses in restaurant management, advanced pastry studies or modernist culinary methods.

Finding one’s culinary voice is an evolutionary process, and formal training is a natural step towards that goal. We are confident that an ICE culinary education helps students fuel their passions, extend their talents and broaden their horizons—all while having fun.

The best way to learn about life at ICE is to schedule a personal tour. You can also watch our video tour below for a taste of what’s happening every day at one of NYC’s premier centers for culinary education: