Guests at a hands-on cooking event.

Hands-On Cooking Parties

Perfect for Client Parties, Sales Meetings, Birthdays & Personal Events, Launch Events and Meetings

Where else can you find bankers donning aprons, attorneys mixing cocktails and creative directors rolling out dough? It's an ICE cooking party!

At ICE's unique hands-on events, cooking is the entertainment.

Cooking events can be held for brunch, lunch or dinner, and are typically 3 ½ hours; 30-45 minute reception, 1 hour hands-on cooking, and then a sit-down, full service meal where you can enjoy what you’ve created! All events are held in private spaces, and custom menus are available upon request.

Your party will be divided into groups, each cooking a different part of the menu that you’ve selected. You will learn specific techniques and kitchen tricks that will get you thinking like a chef. An open bar offers wine, beer and soft drinks throughout your event, along with the option to add a premium liquor bar for mixed cocktails.

Our maximum group size for a sit-down dinner is 110 guests, and our minimum group size ranges between 12-16 people, depending on the season. However, with informal dining, the options are limitless.

Our chef-instructors are experienced professionals and have a comprehensive knowledge of virtually all cuisines, along with the experience to make cooking fun and entertaining. As one of the leading culinary education facilities in America, our school's atmosphere is geared toward a fun learning experience. These events are ideal for corporate team building and entertaining, as well as personal celebrations including birthdays, bridal showers or even just a special dinner with friends and family.

Contact Us

Book your private cooking event with the Institute of Culinary Education and enjoy a unique and delicious evening with friends or colleagues.

Learn more about hosting a Hands-On Cooking Party at ICE's New York or Los Angeles campus

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