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With a global curriculum, dedicated chef-instructors, a strong job placement record and a clear entrepreneurial focus, ICE is recognized by top chefs and hospitality professionals as a leading pathway to beginning or continuing a wide range of culinary and hospitality careers.

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"America's Best Culinary School"

ICE, 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. 90% report that their ICE education has proved somewhat or very important to their careers. [2]

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With more than 45 years of experience launching culinary careers, ICE 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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What do you want to cook? It's on our menu.

Our New York culinary school campus is home to 2,400 hands-on recreational cooking classes, baking classes, wine classes and mixology classes. Over 26,000 people a year try new techniques and skills and experience global flavors and cuisines. Our professional development and recreational cooking classes are offered day and night, 355 days a year.

Continuing Education

ICE stays on the pulse of student and alumni needs with its ongoing career development workshops and advanced studies classes. Food professionals learn the ins and outs on how to advance their professional career, whether it's perfecting a specialized skill, searching for new paths in the industry or networking with their peers.

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Recreational Classes

Take 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 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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Culinary Arts students celebrate their graduation from the Institute of Culinary Education

Hire Our Alumni

Whether you’re looking to add entry-level staff or source seasoned executive chefs or general managers, the ICE alumni network is your resource for talented candidates.

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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.


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