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Welcome to the Institute of Culinary Education in New York

Ranked No. 1 Culinary School in America*

Welcome to New York City — one of the world's culinary and hospitality capitals, and one of the most creative food cities in America. Our 74,000-square-foot facility in Lower Manhattan's Brookfield Place is an environment that encourages creativity and innovation, integrating all of ICE's award-winning culinary offerings.

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"America's Best Culinary School"

The Institute of Culinary Education, its faculty and alumni have been awarded top honors by the James Beard Foundation, the IACP, USA Today, The Daily Meal and more. Find out why an ICE education puts you in amazing company. [1]

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Our alumni run top kitchens around the globe, winning awards and transforming the future of culinary innovation. 88% report that their ICE education has proved somewhat or extremely important to their careers. [2]

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With more than 45 years of experience launching culinary careers, the Institute of Culinary Education is among the most respected culinary schools in New York and in America. In the last two years, ICE placed students in over 300 establishments, prompting praise from industry leaders. [3]

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Continuing Education at ICE New York

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Take a Class

What do you want to cook? It's on our menu.

ICE New York is home to a hands-on recreational cooking program and a continuing education program that includes culinary courses, baking courses, wine and beverage programs and much more. Thousands of people and industry professionals discover new techniques, skills and experience global flavors and cuisines. Our continuing education programs and recreational cooking classes are offered day and night, year-round.

Continuing Education

Not only will ICE give you the foundation for your culinary future, it will help to continue your pursuit of excellence in your chosen path. Whether it’s sommelier training, cake decorating or bread baking, our roster of continuing education programs will help you stay on the cutting edge in developing your culinary career.

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Recreational Classes

Take hands-on cooking classes in the heart of New York City. Travel the culinary world from the comfort of our kitchens. Whisk, knead and frost to your heart's content in our pastry and baking classes. Bring your wine, beer and spirit senses to new heights with beverage classes at every level. There's something for everyone at ICE.

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Tour Our NYC Facilities

Designed for creativity and community, our New York City facility has 12 teaching kitchens and six lecture spaces that extend over a single expansive floor, focusing the energy of our cooking classes and enhancing our students' day-to-day educational experience. With a bean-to-bar Chocolate Lab, Hydroponic Garden, Mixology Center and Culinary Technology Lab, ICE students experience a range of opportunities for culinary discovery and innovation. Watch the video to take a tour — better yet, come in and see for yourself.

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Guest speaker Darina Allen, founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School, speaks to students and guests at ICE New York.

Network with Experts

ICE offers a unique real-life view into what makes food businesses successful by providing students with the opportunity to network with guest lecturers and to go on field trips to notable locations in New York City.

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Host Your Event

Combining a cocktail party, a hands-on cooking class and an informal banquet, ICE cooking parties and group cooking events are the perfect way to celebrate and entertain. Host your next big get-together at ICE.

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Come To ICE

If you have questions about attending culinary school, would like to visit the ICE campus in New York City, or if you are a chef or culinary business owner interested in presenting to our students, we want to hear from you.

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Request free information about our award-winning career training programs, speak with an ICE admissions representative about your goals and questions or schedule a personal tour — however you'd like to start your journey, we're here to help.