Garlic to be cooked on study abroad with chef instructors.

International Travel with Chef-Instructors

Take an international culinary and cooking trip with one of ICE's professional chefs.

If it's France or Italy that's enticed your palate, ICE's culinary trips are an excellent opportunity to explore these international flavors. You will have hands-on cooking classes with professional chefs, pastry chefs and bakers. Immerse yourself in the culture and cuisines of these countries by touring and visiting markets, wineries, specialty shops, farms and historical sites to get a true feel of the land and all of its riches that make up each country's unique cuisine and outstanding food. Come join us to travel abroad and cook, eat and experience the incredible cuisines of these culinary Meccas.

Immerse Yourself

For students looking to expand their knowledge of the international cuisines learned in the ICE kitchens in New York, there are opportunities to join chef-instructors on trips abroad. Each trip includes hands-on cooking lessons and demonstrations and visits to local markets and restaurants.

Lavender for cooking on culinary trip to France.

Cuisine Course in France at Le Moulin Bregeon

June 20-29, 2018

Join Kathryn Gordon, ICE Chef-Instructor and co-author of Les Petits Macarons: Colorful French Confections to Make at Home and Les Petits Sweets: Two-Bite Desserts from the French Patisserie, for a fabulous annual opportunity to work hands-on with 6 chefs, pastry chefs and bread bakers in fine dining restaurants, professional patisseries and artisan boulangeries located throughout the Western Loire Valley (between Angers and Saumur).

Cracked eggs for making fresh pasta on culinary trip to Italy.

Italy: Culinary Immersion Tours 2018

Classic Culinary Immersion: July 14–21 • September 1–8
Wine Country Tour: June 30–July 7 • September 22–29
Truffle Tour: October 6–13
Olive Oil and Truffle Hunting Tour: October 20–28


Celebrate the bounty of the Italian countryside at Cucina della Terra. During each day of our culinary-centered program, we will visit the region's picturesque towns that date back centuries and discover local markets, shops, winemakers and artisans. Each evening we will continue our unique epicurean journey as Chef Gerri Sarnataro and her team lead the preparation of a fabulous meal that honors the timeless traditions of this simple and rustic Italian cuisine. We conclude each day at our convivial table with a feast of our own delicious preparations.