Culinary Development Class FAQ

  • Is Attendance Required

    Yes, attendance is mandatory for all culinary students on both days of the Culinary Development Class.

    What to Wear

    Dress is casual for Culinary Development Class. However, you should not wear sandals, flip flops, or any other type of open-toed shoes as you will be in the kitchens.

    What to Bring

    • Notebook
    • Pen
    • Lock for your locker
    • Local address and telephone number
    • Vehicle license plate number if you plan to have a car on campus
    • Final official high school transcript, health history form, and TB test results, if not already submitted
    • Optional for students who have successfully completed the ServSafe certification program (or the Certified Food Safety Management Course with the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals) within the last two years and wish to be exempted from taking Sanitation Management: Bring a copy of your ServSafe or National Registry of Food Safety Professionals certificate. 

    Where to Park

    Parking is available at the Academy and the Fairman Centre. You may also choose to park at a metered spot at the rate of 25 cents per two hours.

    Transportation to Culinary Development Classes on Saturday and Sunday

    If you are living in campus housing in the Living Center and need a ride to the Culinary Development Class:

    • Van departs the Learning Center at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
    • Van departs the Learning Center at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.


    • Introduction to Culinary faculty and staff
    • Review of academy policies and procedures
    • Distribution of your supply package, including uniforms, textbooks, and knife kit
    • Financial aid information
    • First aid safety
    • Fire safety and procedures
    • Academic integrity 
    • Introduction to portfolios

    If You Need Help

    If you need assistance at any time during Move-in Weekend, you can reach admissions staff at 724-840-0756 or 724-464-4932.

    Welcome again to our IUP culinary family!