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.


Our most popular party format, ICE’s Hands-on Cooking Parties are perfect for company teambuilding, a congratulatory job-well-done or even an end of year celebration. Each party is approximately 3.5 hours and begins with a 30- to 45-minute reception with either passed hors d’oeuvres or a stationary display. After guests enjoy some light bites and a drink from the bar, our highly trained chefs invite the group to participate in the cooking portion of the event, where guests are able to fully indulge their kitchen fantasies – we’ll even have you dress the part with aprons & chef hats! After about an hour of cooking, guests sit down and relax while our waitstaff serves them the meal they just made. It’s a truly memorable experience — plus, we’ll even do the dishes!

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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

Contact the Special Events Department directly: