Modern culinary equipment in the Culinary Technology Lab at the Institute of Culinary Education

Culinary Technology Lab

Experience The Evolution of Cooking Innovation

In the history of cooking, the first spark of creativity came with man’s discovery of fire.

Since then, home cooks and professional chefs around the globe have refined the craft of heat-based cooking with a wide range of tools and techniques.

In ICE’s Culinary Technology Lab, students have the chance to explore the global history of the culinary craft using a variety of Woodstone equipment — from our tandoor oven to our plancha, hearth oven and vertical rotisserie. Overseen by ICE’s Director of Cuilnary Research, James Briscione, the lab also boasts equipment for the leading modernist techniques, from sous vide technology to rotary evaporators, ultrasonic homogenizers and more.

For ICE students, access to these rarified cooking elements is an opportunity to expand their professional ambitions. Whether preparing naan in a 900˚F tandoor, watching a pizza bubble in the hearth oven’s enveloping heat or roasting meat among the fire-licked walls of the vertical rotisserie, every moment is a hands-on learning experience. No other culinary facility in New York City boasts as broad a range of culinary equipment, distinguishing our students’ professional skill set and opportunities for creative expression.

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Turkey stock ingredients cook in a sous vide bath in the ICE Culinary Technology Lab

"Every step in the evolution of cooking—from man’s discovery of fire to sous vide—is part of the history of culinary technology. In ICE’s Culinary Technology Lab, our goal is to bridge the gap between ancient and modern techniques."

James Briscione
ICE Director of Culinary Research

Imagine the creative possibilities

ICE chef instructors and students in the Culinary Technology Lab

Access to the Latest Culinary Technology

Beyond our core career programs, the Culinary Technology Lab also expands the menu of continuing education courses that ICE offers current culinary professionals. Brands seeking to engage with food professionals will also benefit from the lab’s juxtaposition with our state-of-the-art Mixology Center, creating a unique space for education and entertaining. For aspiring chefs and experienced professionals alike, the lab marks a new frontier in culinary exploration and experimentation.