ICE's New York Campus Reopens
Career students return to new safety standards and protocols.
The Institute of Culinary Education's New York campus resumed classes in Brookfield Place on Aug. 11 in conjunction with phase 4 of New York City's reopening plan.
After closing in March due to pandemic stay-at-home orders and engaging with students online for months with Market Basket Challenges, technique demonstrations and a roster of renowned virtual guest speakers, ICE is delighted to resume career classes with enhanced safety standards and protocols.
Culinary Arts, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts and Pastry & Baking Arts classes have returned to our kitchen classrooms, adhering to CDC, state and department of education guidelines, including thermal temperature monitoring, verbal screenings, face masks and social distancing. ICE has implemented floor markers, plexiglass dividers, hand washing and other advisory signage, and more frequent sanitization of high-touch surfaces.
This morning we welcomed our first classes to resume in #NYC! Chef Jeff's Pastry & Baking Arts students practiced piping while Chef Barb's (@barbisachef) Culinary Arts students honed their 🔪 skills — all with new safety standards. So good to have our #futurechefs back! 👩🍳👨🍳 #ICEculinary #culinaryvoice #culinaryschool #pipingtechniques #knifeskills
All students, faculty and staff attended safety trainings to review campus guidelines, and VP of Education Richard Simpson, a co-coordinator on the COVID-19 response team, emphasized a spirit of responsibility among the ICE community.
"We depend on our community members to avoid risky situations, avoid crowds, always wear a mask because what you do out there is going to directly impact how well we can perform when we're in here," Richard advised.
New classes begin as early as this weekend, and aspiring culinary, pastry and management professionals can see ICE's reopening plan and start dates throughout 2020 by connecting with an admissions coordinator.
Explore five diploma programs offered at our New York campus.