The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is New York City's largest and most active center for culinary education. Founded in 1975 by Peter Kump, the school offers highly regarded career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management.
In just 6 to 13 months, aspiring chefs, pastry chefs, restaurateurs, and culinary professionals can study a variety of regional and international cuisines, gain real-world experience, earn a diploma and begin a rewarding career doing what they love. ICE's 45,000 square-foot professional facility features small, attentive hands-on classes with distinguished Chef Instructors and staff that pride themselves on the personal attention they give to students.
Flexible morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available to fit your schedule, with start dates each month through the calendar year. With its unique externship program, clear entrepreneurial focus (teaching you how to own or operate your own food business) and successful career placement services, ICE has been recognized for 35 years as an ideal place to being your culinary or hospitality career.
ICE also runs the largest program of hands-on recreational cooking and baking classes and wine education in the country, in addition to hosting hundreds of corporate and private cooking events a year.
ICE was a finalist and winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals' 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2008 Awards of Excellence for Culinary Schools. ICE students and alumni regularly are nominated for or win top industry awards, such as James Beard Awards, Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America, and Dessert Professionals’ Top Ten Pastry Chefs.