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Culinary Academy Celebrates Class of 2016

On Saturday, August 6, the Academy of Culinary Arts honored 82 culinary students at the annual Acceptance of the Toque Ceremony.

Posted on 8/15/2016 3:38:31 PM

Chefs and Students Making it Easy at Indiana’s Cookin’

Culinary Arts faculty and students cooked up delicious recipes for Indiana’s Cookin’ on April 5, 2016, sponsored by the Indiana Gazette.

Posted on 4/11/2016 1:43:20 PM

Indiana’s Cookin’ to Feature Academy of Culinary Arts Chefs, Food and Nutrition Faculty

Students join forces with Idamarie Laquatra and Diane Wagoner, and Chefs John Kapusta and Anthony Battaglia, for a night of demonstrations and entertainment at Indiana’s Cookin’, which benefits the Indiana County Community Action Program’s food bank, on April 5 at the KCAC.

Posted on 3/30/2016 3:10:14 PM

Culinary Teams to Compete for Food Drive

The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts students and faculty invite you to a cooking competition on Saturday, February 27.

Posted on 2/23/2016 9:41:45 AM

Career Fair Brings Top Employers to Culinary Students

Every class day from March 2 through March 27, 2015, IUP culinary students enjoyed site presentations and job interview opportunities with chefs and human resource representatives from some of the most prestigious employers in the nation. Each of the employers scheduled a full day at the Academy o

Posted on 4/1/2015 12:02:40 PM

Chefs and Students Compete to Benefit Food Bank

Culinary competition, “Chopped” style, is coming to the IUP Punxsutawney campus on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Join us as culinary teams of students and faculty compete to prepare a winning menu of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Faculty chef instructors Jaclyn Price, Martha Jo Rupert, and Jeffrey Santicola and the

Posted on 3/26/2015 1:58:56 PM

Biltmore Pastry Chef Gaston Returns to IUP for Wedding Cake Demo

A uniquely culinary homecoming by alumna Krista Gaston ’11 wowed IUP Baking and Pastry students in October 2014. Currently a demi pastry chef at Bistro, the fine dining restaurant on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., Gaston graduated from the culinary and baking programs at IUP in 2011. 

Posted on 11/20/2014 4:43:29 PM

Culinary Admissions Visit Program Features Gourmet Buffets

There’s still time to visit IUP’s culinary campus this summer. Our Summer Weekday Buffet program on July 31, 2014, will give you the information you need about the culinary majors at IUP while you enjoy amazing sweet and savory dishes created by our culinary students. Have you ever had the chance to taste calamari

Posted on 7/21/2014 11:53:48 AM

IUP Hosts ProStart Teachers from Across U.S. and Canada

Culinary arts and family and consumer science teachers from Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada, participated in the ProStart Summer Institute, Level I certification program at the IUP Academy of C

Posted on 7/2/2014 4:12:46 PM

Keynote by Omni Bedford Springs Executive Chef Inspires Baking Students at Toque Ceremony

Chef David Noto, executive chef at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa, was the keynote speaker at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Baking and Pastry Arts Toque Ceremony on May 9, 2014. Over 350 guests, including 28 students and their families, faculty, staff, administrators, and friends, listened to Noto’

Posted on 5/30/2014 3:46:57 PM

IUP Supports ProStart Programs to Develop Culinary Leaders

Sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF), ProStart is a nationwide program for high school students that combines education, competition, and industry experience to develop talented students into future leaders in the food industry.  The Academy of Culinary Arts bega

Posted on 5/1/2014 2:14:24 PM

Culinary Employment Fair Opens with Four Stars and Four Diamonds

A recruiting visit by the Biltmore Company, located in Asheville, North Carolina, kicked off the 2014 Academy of Culinary Arts Sponsor Fair on March 4th. In total, 15 employers coming from as far away as southern Florida and Wisconsin will visit the culinary campus over the next four weeks to present information about

Posted on 3/6/2014 4:37:34 PM

Culinary Admissions Program Features Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate...

It’s not too late to register for our Weekday Baking Buffet tour on Friday, February 28, 2014. Indulge in mouthwatering chocolates and scrumptious pastries while you learn about the culinary, baking and pastry, and culinary with a bachelor’s degree options at IUP. You’ll tour our kitchen laboratories, meet our

Posted on 2/21/2014 1:30:44 PM

IUP Student Culinary Team Medals Again

Academy of Culinary Arts students Bradley Drake, John Mink, J’aime Abramowitz, and Megan Kauffman kicked off the Spring 2014 semester in a heated competition and took home a bronze medal. On January 10, these IUP Baking students participated in American Culinary Federation-sanctioned culinary competition at

Posted on 2/10/2014 1:53:05 PM

Culinary Arts Hosts National Teacher Training Program

Educators from across the nation attended ProStart Summer Institute training at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, June 16–21, 2013. The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts was one of four culinary programs selected by the by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) to host and instruct ProS

Posted on 7/2/2013 11:40:19 AM

Culinary Admissions Visit Program Scheduled for July 5

Interested in learning more about the awesome careers our Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry programs can prepare you for? Join us on Friday, July 5, 2013, for our Weekday Tour. With small-sized tour groups, lots of time to talk to faculty and students one-on-one, and incredible sweet and savory food stations, th

Posted on 6/26/2013 8:42:04 AM

Chef April Simpson-Gruver Gives Keynote Address at Baking and Pastry Toque Ceremony

April Simpson-Gruver, owner of Vanilla Pastry Studio, in East Liberty near Pittsburgh, Pa., was the keynote speaker at the 2013 IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Baking and Pastry Arts Toque Day ceremony on Friday, May 17, 2013. California-born April Simpson-Gruver has cooked and baked around the country in notable pla

Posted on 5/23/2013 3:14:38 PM

Euclid Fish Company Gives Culinary Students Exclusive Sampling

On June 22, 2012, the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts became the first culinary school east of the Mississippi River to sample the specialty fish Skuna Bay Salmon . Sandra Ewing from Euclid Fish Company brought samples of this hand-chosen, hand-cleaned, and inspected salmon for culinary faculty and students to p

Posted on 6/22/2012 3:53:53 PM

Culinary Arts Hosts National ProStart Training for Teachers

Educators from across the nation are attending ProStart Summer Institute training at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts , June 18 through June 22, 2012. The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts is one of three culinary programs selected by the by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) to host a

Posted on 6/20/2012 12:36:58 PM

Culinary Arts to Exhibit at Pittsburgh National College Fair

The  IUP Academy of Culinary Arts will be participating in the National Association for College Admission Counseling College Fair on February 8 and February 9, 2012, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. If you would like to learn more about culinary arts , baking and pastry arts , culinary

Posted on 2/6/2012 2:39:16 PM

Chili and Hot Wing Cook-Off Spicing Up Groundhog Day

The eighth annual Chili and Hot Wing Cook-Off will be held at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Chef Martha Jo Rupert and a team of culinary student volunteers are once again assisting local resident, Gene “Chilipepper” Roberts, to run this appetizing community event on the ev

Posted on 1/31/2012 11:05:51 AM

Culinary Faculty to Judge ProStart Competitions

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts faculty members Albert Wutsch , Clifford Klinger , and Andrew Nutter are among the culinary professionals selected to judge at the 2012 ProStart Student Invitational competitions. State ProStart competitions in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wyoming and the National ProStart

Posted on 1/24/2012 2:49:11 PM

Chef Ricchi is Keynote Speaker at 2011 Toque Ceremony

Chef Francesco Ricchi, owner of the award-winning Cesco Trattoria near Washington, D.C., was the keynote speaker at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Acceptance of the Toque Ceremony held on August 6, 2011. Born in the village of Cercina, Italy, Chef Ricchi started his culinary training when his grandfather open

Posted on 8/10/2011 2:55:14 PM

Culinary School Open House on Saturday, April 9

You still have time to register for the IUP Culinary and Baking Open House visit program on Saturday, April 9, 2011. This fun and fast-paced program will introduce you to the culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, culinary dietetics, and culinary/hospitality management majors at IUP. Tour our culinary teac

Posted on 4/5/2011 11:03:16 AM

Culinary and Baking Students Interview with Executive Chefs

It's time for the annual Sponsor Fair at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts! From March 28 through April 18, 2011, executive chefs from some of the most prestigious employers in the hospitality industry are traveling to the Academy to interview students for externship positions. The following employers are partici

Posted on 3/30/2011 2:38:08 PM

IUP Chefs to Demo at Good Taste Pittsburgh Food Show

Come see Academy of Culinary Arts faculty members Lynn Pike and John Kapusta on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Good Taste Pittsburgh Food Show . “Slow Cooking, One Pot Pleasers” will be presented by Chefs Pike and Kapusta on the Flavors of Pittsburgh Stage at 11:00 a.m. Learn to slowcook unconventional

Posted on 11/4/2010 12:59:38 PM

Nemacolin Exec Chef Wertz Inspires Culinary Grads in Keynote Speech

On Saturday, August 7, 2010, Brent E. Wertz, vice president of Food and Beverage and executive chef at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort , was the keynote speaker at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Toque ceremony. This graduation ceremony, where culinary students are presented with the toque (tall chef hat) for the first

Posted on 8/17/2010 12:46:24 PM

Culinary Academy Demos Fast, Fresh, Nutritious Recipes at Farmers’ Market

During the month of July 2010, faculty and students from the Academy of Culinary Arts are appearing at the Friday farmers’ market in Punxsutawney. In an effort to support local growers and to increase community awareness of healthy cooking and eating choices, chef instructors Martha Rupert , Lynn Pike , and An

Posted on 7/23/2010 12:08:37 PM

Executive Chefs Visit IUP to Recruit Culinary Students

From March 31 through April 19, 2010, the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts continues the tradition of hosting our annual Sponsor Fair. Executive chefs and human resource representatives from some of the most luxurious resort sites in the United States are traveling to Punxsutawney to meet with culinary and baking students.

Posted on 4/7/2010 12:11:38 PM

Culinary Students Carve Ice for Groundhog Day Celebration

“Six more weeks of winter.” And the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Ice Carving Club approves! On Monday, February 1, 2010, the Academy of Culinary Arts hosted Punxsutawney’s sixth annual Chili and Wing Cook-off. In honor of this event and Groundhog Day, culinary students who are members of the IUP Academy of Culin

Posted on 2/9/2010 3:53:53 PM

Baking and Pastry Arts Award Ceremony

Posted on 6/1/2009 5:03:25 PM

Culinary Students and Chef Featured at Pennsylvania Farm Show

Posted on 1/5/2009 1:46:07 PM

Culinary Students Carve Giant Ice Sliding Board

Ice carving demonstrations at Ebensburg’s annual "Dickens of a Christmas" will never be the same! On the first Saturday in December,  IUP culinary  students and faculty carved a giant thirty-block ice sliding board. The crowd was wowed by the sheer size of the ice blocks and the demonstration of ice carving technique

Posted on 12/11/2008 3:22:27 PM

Sweet On-Campus Housing for IUP Culinary Students

Thinking about attending the Academy of Culinary Arts this Fall? One of the choices you will have to make is where you would you like to live. Why not choose one of our state-of-the-art  on-campus suites ? Residential living has never been better, and these are definitely NOT traditional “dorms!” Enjoy your own pri

Posted on 12/8/2008 1:37:51 PM

Baking Buffet Tours

Interested visiting the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts during the week? Check out our Culinary Admissions Baking Buffet Tours. Classes and individuals alike are welcome. You will tour our state-of-the-art Living and Learning Center and our Kitchen Labs. Along the way, we'll meet and talk with students, faculty and staff

Posted on 12/14/2007 11:52:31 AM

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