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Special Events & Hands-On Cooking Parties






Special events, hands-on cooking parties at NYC's Institute of Culinary Education cooking school

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Hands-On Fun for Your Special Event

ICE hosts over 700 culinary events each year, serving more than 20,000 guests. We offer adult evening cooking classes that are perfect for corporate entertaining, corporate team building and closing dinners, or for personal celebrations such as birthdays, rehearsal dinners, or special reunions. Combining the best elements of a cocktail party, a cooking class and an informal banquet, ICE cooking parties and group cooking events are an easy, seamless option when you want to celebrate with and entertain a group. Click here to view photos from past events at ICE.

Cooking events can be lunch or dinners, and typically last three-and-a-half hours: 1/2 hour for wine and hors doeuvres, 1 to 1 1/2 hours of cooking, then a sit-down, full-service three-course dinner where you all enjoy the meal you've made! Private dining rooms and custom menus are also available for luncheons, dinners or cocktail parties. ICE events are formatted so cooking is part of the entertainment! You will learn specific cooking techniques, and our chef-instructors and assistants will be on hand to guide you and your guests. Our staff is prepared for both the eager novice and the experienced home cook. The schools' atmospheres lend themselves to equal parts learning and participation, leavened with fun!

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Choose from a variety of delicious themes for your culinary party. From an authentic steakhouse, to a classic pizzeria, to beer and wine tasting events, ICE has a cooking event to satisfy any appetite and please the palate. What a great way to have fun and make mouth-watering memories

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For more information on cooking classes or hosting a Special Cooking Event at one of ICE's premier facilities, please click here to submit a request form, or contact the Special Events Department directly at:

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Some of Our Satisfied Clients

American ExpressFood NetworkPorter Novelli
Bank of AmericaFrommer, Lawrence & Haug LLPPricewaterhouseCoopers
Bristol-Myers SquibbGibson Dunn & CrutcherPrudential
Colgate- PalmoliveGoogleSimpson Thacher Bartlett
Conde NastHogan & HartsonSony Music
Credit SuisseHughes Hubbard & Reed LLPTIAA-CREF
David YurmanJPMorganTiffany’s
DiageoKraftTime Warner
DirectravelMicrosoftTime, Inc.
Ernst & YoungMTVUBS
Estée LauderPepsiUnilever
Every Day with Rachel RayPfizerYahoo!

Click here to read what our clients and customers have to say about their event at ICE (including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg).

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