A variety of electives are available to students at ICE, including fresh pasta making classes

Extracurricular Activities

Enhancing the ICE Student Experience With a Variety of Inspiring Electives

Chef serving foodDemonstrations and Master Classes

ICE's extracurricular activities include enrichment classes focused on cooking and beverage-related elements of the food industry, which are completely free for alumni and students. We host experts in various fields from all over the world to teach, lecture and cook for our student body, providing our students with the exclusive opportunity to watch, interact with and ask questions of these successful epicureans. In most cases, chef demos are also streamed live on our YouTube channel.

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Man speaking in classroomGuest Speakers - Culinary Entrepreneurs

Throughout the year, the ICE student experience is garnished by visits from some of the greatest culinary entrepreneurs from around the nation, as part of our Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs series. Guests have included California winemakers, New Orleans head chefs, food website founders and specialty food company presidents. Guests of this caliber are excited to come to ICE to speak with students because they know that someday, the students they meet might be their next great employees. In most cases, chef demos are also streamed live on our YouTube channel.

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New York Campus Recreational Cooking Classes

Regarded by many as America’s go-to school for hands-on specialty cooking classes, ICE's School of Recreational Cooking in New York City offers hundreds of classes each year, in techniques and cuisines from around the world. All career students at ICE’s New York campus are also given a number of credits to take additional classes offered by the school’s Recreational Cooking program.

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Classes are taught by visiting guest chefs, cookbook authors, food scholars and ICE’s own expert Chef-Instructors. Topics are updated every season to reflect the demands and trends of the culinary world, while offering programs that allow you to explore a diverse set of culinary traditions and techniques. Whether your passion is Korean barbecue, Tunisian cooking, Argentine pastry or Viennese desserts, it's on the menu.

Click here for the full lineup of Recreational courses