Michael Laiskonis demonstrates a pastry technique at the Institute of Culinary Education

Demos & Lectures

Beyond the Kitchen and Classroom

Our demonstrations and lectures are led by experts in the culinary and hospitality fields and offer ICE students the chance to learn from and engage with the best in the game.

These presentations feature the latest culinary techniques, specialty food producers and pressing industry issues. Students and guests can watch a live demonstration of nose-to-tail cooking, or listen to a panel of hospitality pros and then pose questions to them directly. What better way to complement our comprehensive career program curricula?


ICE's Event Series

Bill Telepan demonstrates breaking down a whole fish at the Institute of Culinary Education

First Fridays

Join us on the first Friday of each month for our exclusive lecture and demonstration series — First Fridays at ICE — featuring NYC's leading tastemakers, who will give you a delicious sample of their signature foods and drinks. Each evening begins with a tasting session by one of NYC’s finest mixologists, sommeliers or brewers. The drink is followed by two culinary demonstrations, with tastings, performed by premiere New York City chefs and pastry chefs. Start your weekend deliciously with ICE.

Amanda Hesser is the founder of Food52 and giving a lecture at ICE

Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs

Meet The Culinary Entrepreneurs is an exclusive lecture series featuring some of America's top food business experts. Held throughout the year at ICE, these sessions introduce students and the public to the world’s leading restaurateurs, specialty food retailers, caterers and other culinary business proprietors, who have established highly regarded national and international brands. The ongoing series was designed to complement ICE’s Restaurant & Culinary Management program, which trains students with career goals of owning or operating a restaurant or other food business.

Paul Liebrandt and Fredrik Berselius

Elite Chef Series

ICE invites masters of technique and cuisine from Michelin-starred and highly acclaimed restaurants to demonstrate select dishes on campus each month. The Elite Chef series features some of the industry’s most talented chefs, who share the stories behind their approaches and styles in an intimate setting conducive to career-inspiring conversations.