ICE Culinary school students working in the kitchen at the Institute of Culinary Education

Facilities and Technology

A Modern Space for Learning & Innovation

In May 2015, ICE relocated from our longtime home in the Flatiron district to 225 Liberty Street in Brookfield Place.

BPNY%20map_375x375.jpgOur lower Manhattan location extends across 74,000 square feet, with Hudson River views to the west and World Trade Center views to the east.

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This move, coinciding with ICE’s 40th anniversary, was an exciting chapter in ICE's long history of culinary education. It also marked the school's third significant move in New York City since its inception in founder Peter Kump’s apartment in 1975, following a first relocation to a three story walk-up on East 92nd Street, and then to our 23rd Street facility in 1999.


225 Liberty Street
3rd Floor 
New York, NY 10281
(212) 847-0770

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Designed for Creativity and Community

At our New York facility, 12 teaching kitchens and six lecture spaces extend over a single floor, focusing the energy of our cooking classes and enhancing our students' day-to-day educational experience. It's an environment that encourages exchange and innovation, integrating all of ICE's culinary offerings: four accredited career training programs, two professional certificate programs, continuing education for chefs and industry professionals, classes for home cooks and special events.

Our New York career students also enjoy a greater sense of community through expanded social and study spaces, including a student lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows and a comprehensive culinary library — all just steps from Brookfield's riverfront park with spaces for dining, meetings and relaxation.

Innovation & Technology

ICE’s New York facility provides students with access to equipment and technology from recognized food industry brands generating creativity and fostering innovation.

  • Career students receive iPads, equipped with textbooks, lesson plans, recipes and curriculum content (varies by program)
  • A featured culinary kitchen outfitted with a Jade island range – ideal for teaching “brigade” style cooking
  • Dedicated spaces for culinary technologymixology and wine studies and an indoor hydroponic herb garden.

An Artisanal Approach to Education

Thousands of pounds of fish, poultry, produce, spices and other high quality ingredients pass through ICE’s stewarding department each day. We go beyond the provision of ready-to-use ingredients, recognizing that artisanal production constitutes an essential area of culinary study, which is why ICE provides:

  • Chocolate Lab featuring "bean to bar" production equipment
  • A dedicated kitchen for large format smoking and stock-making
A state-of-the-art teaching kitchen at ICE.

Special Events & Demonstration Classes

With full waterfront views, ICE’s spacious demonstration kitchen, adjacent bar and reception space make ICE an ideal choice for influential food organizations and corporate entertaining. Google and Apple executives, producers from "Top Chef" and even former mayor Bloomberg have met, entertained or taped segments in ICE’s food event space.

Culinary students sitting in the lobby at the Institute of CUlinary Education

The Company We Keep

At ICE's New York campus in Brookfield Place, our neighbors include such esteemed companies as Meredith, American Express, Bank of America and retailers Saks Fifth Avenue, Burberry and Ferragamo. In the culinary and dining area, Brookfield Place features an immersive French market called Le District, the acclaimed Hudson Eats food terrace and independent restaurants from such esteemed restaurateurs as the Torrisi Brothers and Jose Garces.

Brookfield Place, where ICE is located.

Neighborhood & Transportation

Beyond its impressive architecture, our Brookfield Place location features a five-acre outdoor plaza and marina — one of New York City’s premier spots for Hudson River access and views. The Brookfield building itself includes a soaring four story, palm tree-filled atrium called the “Winter Garden.”

What’s more, Brookfield is situated at the center of one of New York City’s major transportation hubs, featuring connections to 11 subway lines, 33 bus routes, the PATH train system and 3 ferries. An underground passage connects the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and Fulton Street Transit Center under West Street with a dedicated entrance into Brookfield Place.