Find your cullinary voice

Professional Demonstrations & Lectures

ICE is dedicated to providing students with exclusive opportunities to interact with culinary leaders, both in and out of the classroom. We are proud to welcome dozens of famous chefs, sommeliers, food writers, successful restaurant owners and other culinary experts to our demonstration kitchens every year. ICE invites these food leaders to teach, lecture and cook for our student body, providing a unique, exclusive opportunity to watch, interact with and ask questions of these successful food experts. Demonstration topics range from authentic Mexican regional cooking to sake tastings and advanced sugar sculpting.

Students and alumni should register with customer service at 212-847-0770 or email

Upcoming Classes:

Korin: Japanese Knife-Sharpening Demonstration

Wednesday, November 9, 1-2:30pm
Free for students/alumni • $40 general public

Korin's unique store in lower Manhattan is a favorite of NYC's top chefs. Korin is home to perhaps the most extensive collection of Japanese chef knives in the world (including Japan!). Plus they sell hard-to-find natural sharpening stones and exquisitely designed tableware. Learn fundamental knife-sharpening techniques using water stones-for both Japanese and Western-style knives-with a master knife sharpener. Attendees will receive a discount for any purchases made after the demonstration.

Click here to register, or contact customer service at 212-847-0770 or

Pies 'n' Thighs: Holiday Baking with Sarah Sanneh

Thursday, November 17, 1-2:30pm
Free for students/alumni • $40 general public

Pies 'n' Thighs believes that simple and delicious comfort food speaks to everyone. Their menu, inspired by classic American dishes, Mexican and Californian cuisine, and the Slow Food movement’s attention to ingredients, is just that. The "New York Times" called Pies 'n' Thighs "...a compelling combination, well executed and put forth with real heart—the sort of restaurant that’s hard to find, especially in the big city, but easy to love once found." Join expert baker Sarah Sanneh for a sweet-and-savory demonstration just in time for holiday baking season!

Click here to register, or contact customer service at 212-847-0770 or