Demos & Lectures

Beyond the Kitchen & Classroom

Each week, ICE hosts professional demonstrations and lectures, featuring the latest culinary techniques, speciality food producers and pressing industry issues.

Our demonstrations and lectures are led by experts in the culinary and hospitality fields, and offer ICE students the chance to learn from and engage with the best in the game.

Students and guests can watch a live demonstration of nose-to-tail cooking, or listen to a panel of hospitality pros and then pose questions to them directly. What better way to compliment our comprehensive career program curriculums. 

Series at ICE

Bill Telepan demonstrates breaking down a whole fish at the Institute of Culinary Education

ICE First Fridays

Join us on the first Friday of each month for our exclusive lecture and demonstration series — First Fridays at ICE — featuring LA's leading taste makers, who will give you a delicious sample of their signature foods and drinks. Each evening begins with a tasting session by one of LA’s finest mixologists, sommeliers or brewers. It is followed by two culinary demonstrations, with tastings, performed by premiere Los Angeles chefs and pastry chefs. Start your weekend deliciously with ICE.

Amanda Hesser is the founder of Food52 and giving a lecture at ICE

Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs

Meet The Culinary Entrepreneurs is an exclusive lecture series featuring some of America's top food business experts. Held throughout the year at ICE, these sessions introduce students and the public to the world’s leading restaurateurs, specialty food retailers, caterers and other culinary business proprietors, who have established highly regarded national and international brands. The ongoing series was designed to complement ICE’s Restaurant & Culinary Management program, which trains students with career goals of owning or operating a restaurant or other food business.