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2016 Baking and Pastry Students of IUP’s Academy of Culinary Arts Complete Externships

Students of the baking and pastry academy at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Academy of Culinary Arts are currently completing studies at the academy with a professional externship.

Posted on 5/26/2016 3:30:09 PM

Culinary Faculty Advance Expertise at Ice Carving Seminar

Chef instructors Martha Jo Rupert and Thomas Barnes participated in a seminar on advanced ice carving techniques held at Elegant Ice Creations in Ohio.

Posted on 4/14/2016 11:54:40 AM

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

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

Culinary Grad Named to Zagat 30 Under 30

Cory Seeker, a 2010 graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts, is among a group of young culinary innovators selected for this year’s Zagat 30 Under 30 Boston.

Posted on 11/18/2015 11:59:07 AM

Alumna Washirapunya Emphasizes Passion for Career at Toque Ceremony

Monique Washirapunya, baker, chef, and owner of Gateau Monique Bakery, was the featured speaker at the Baking and Pastry Arts Toque Day ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2015. Students, families, faculty, and staff commemorated the students’ successful completion of classroom work and celebrated the honor of accep

Posted on 5/27/2015 1:51:57 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. After complet

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

Chef Wutsch Is Guest on Gateway Oudoors Radio

Certified executive chef and department chairperson of the Academy of Culinary Arts, Albert Wutsch, will share his expertise on game butchering and cookery on the Gateway Outdoors radio series on preparing venison from the field to the table. Listen to the show and hear radio host Charlie Burchfield interview C

Posted on 8/28/2014 3:18:19 PM

Culinary Alumnus is Guest on NBC’s Today Show

Seth Adams, a 1998 graduate of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts and executive chef and co-owner of the Riverhorse on Main in Park City, Utah, made a guest appearance on the Today Show on Monday, August 15, 2014. Chef Adams shared one of his favorite recipes, a delicious and simple crab cake with avocado and c

Posted on 8/21/2014 2:10:46 PM

Glisan Awarded First Annual Chef Jeremy Critchfield Scholarship

Culinary Arts student Andrea Glisan is the first recipient of the Chef Jeremy Critchfield Scholarship. The annual $1,000 scholarship is sponsored by Critchfield, a 1993 graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts and chef and operating partner of the historic Stonehouse Restaurant and Inn in Farmington, Pennsylva

Posted on 7/31/2014 3:52:16 PM

Zimmerman Awarded Ricupero Memorial–Rustic Lodge Scholarship

On July 14, 2014, the Tony and Emma Ricupero Memorial–Rustic Lodge Scholarship for $1,400 was awarded to Joshua Zimmerman, a student in the Culinary Arts program.  The recipient of the scholarship is chosen each year based on academic performance, as well as service to the profession, the community, and the uni

Posted on 7/15/2014 2:55:55 PM

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

IUP Alumna is Winner on Food Network’s “Chopped”

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts alumna Lindsay McClain (Walsh) ’07 competed against three other professional chefs on the Food Network’s Chopped . She appeared on the episode “Swai Not?” which aired for the first time on June 24, 2014. Lindsay was able to persevere through three rounds, winning the competition an

Posted on 6/25/2014 4:19:35 PM

Culinary Arts Welcomes New Chef Instructor

Chef Instructor Jeff Santicola, MSEd, FMP, CCC is the newest addition to the Department of Culinary Arts.  Jeff Santicola has more than 27 years of experience in the food service industry. He is a member of the Lake Shore Chaine Des Rotisseurs and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Culinary Federation and hol

Posted on 6/16/2014 11:34:02 AM

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 Alumnus Accepts Prestigious Award on Behalf of Culinary Team

Chef Richard Harber (’96) accepted the American Culinary Federation’s Achievement of Excellence Award on behalf of the Food and Beverage Team at the Philadelphia Country Club. Harber is the executive chef at the Philadelphia Country Club and oversees all of the dining facilities.    The ACF Achievemen

Posted on 5/21/2014 3:02:38 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

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

Resort Chefs Conference Has Many IUP Connections

The Resort Food Executive Committee (RFEC) is dedicated to excellence in food preparation and the career development of future chefs. Its members include chefs from some of America’s greatest resorts and industry leaders, including IUP Academy of Culinary Arts faculty member Gary Fitting and alumnus Jeremy Critchfi

Posted on 12/3/2013 2:21:55 PM

Former Chef Instructor Thomas Vieli Loses His Battle to Cancer

The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts is sad to share the news that former chef instructor Thomas Vieli passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Chef Vieli was an instructor from 1994 to 1998. Born in Ilanz, Switzerland, on April 30, 1948, he had a successful 30-year career in the hospitality industry, holding numerous che

Posted on 5/30/2013 3:41:12 PM

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

Culinary Faculty Join Industry Leaders in ProStart Competition Judging

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts faculty members Albert Wutsch, Clifford Klinger, and Andrew Nutter were among the culinary professionals invited in 2013 to judge the National Restaurant Association’s premier culinary competition for high school students, the ProStart Invitational. IUP chefs judged state competitions

Posted on 5/1/2013 12:20:29 PM

Culinary Arts Dean's List, Fall 2012

Posted on 1/22/2013 3:35:15 PM

Culinary Alumni Class Notes: Fall 2012

Culinary and Baking graduates of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts have many success stories to share. Here is our latest alumni news! If you are a graduate of our program, please update your alumni information and we will include your profile in our next Class Notes newspost. ’00 Culinary Arts Dana Jenni

Posted on 12/11/2012 9:27:40 AM

Wygonik Named to ManageFirst Exam Writing Team

Academy of Culinary Arts faculty member Mindy Wygonik has received a certificate of appreciation for her participation in the ManageFirst Examinations Item Writing Drive held October 15–17, 2012, at the National Restaurant Association offices in Chicago, Illinois. The national writing meeting was charged

Posted on 10/30/2012 4:13:19 PM

Culinary Alumni Class Notes, Summer 2012

Posted on 6/19/2012 1:26:15 PM

Culinary Teams Face Off in Picnic Food Challenge

Three teams of chefs and culinary students volunteered to compete against the clock and each other to prepare the “best” picnic lunch of the day at “A Chefs Challenge: Picnic Food.” On Sunday, May 6, 2012, the Escoffier Club at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts and IUP Dining sponsored a picnic food culinary com

Posted on 5/7/2012 2:38:00 PM

Culinary Students Work with Celebrity Chef

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts graduate Caleb McNany and externship students Danielle Tenfelde and Daniel Le assisted celebrity chef John Besh at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., on March 5, 2012. Chef Besh presented “My New Orleans,” a cooking and learning demonstration featuring the fresh flavor of local in

Posted on 3/15/2012 10:30:09 AM

Culinary Alumni Class Notes, Winter 2012

Culinary and Baking graduates of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts have many success stories to share. Here is our latest alumni news! If you are a graduate of our program, please update your alumni information and we will include your profile in our next Class Notes newspost. ’97 Culinary Arts

Posted on 2/29/2012 11:14:28 AM

Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Features IUP Presentations

Albert Wutsch , chairperson of the Department of Culinary Arts , and culinary arts graduate Virginia Lazo are featured guest speakers at the 2012 Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, the largest show of its kind in North America. From February 4 through February 12, 2012, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harr

Posted on 1/31/2012 2:35:32 PM

Ocean Reef Club and IUP Students Reap Benefits from Recruiting Partnership

This year marks the thirteenth year that IUP culinary students have participated in the externship program at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. This partnership between the  IUP Academy of Culinary Arts and Ocean Reef has resulted in the placement of over 120 IUP culinary students and graduates in externshi

Posted on 12/6/2011 3:25:30 PM

Culinary Alumni Class Notes, Fall 2011

Culinary and Baking graduates of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts have many success stories to share. Here is our latest alumni news! If you are a graduate of our program, please update your alumni information and we will include your profile in our next Class Notes newspost. ’02 Culinary Arts Ashley Mart

Posted on 11/28/2011 12:20:53 PM

Culinary Students Cook to Fight Cancer at Giant Eagle

The American Cancer Society and Giant Eagle in Indiana held their twenty-first annual Grocers Fight Cancer Day on Thursday, October 6, 2011. This one-day event featured sales, raffles, live music, and more to entice customers into the store to shop on this special day, where a percentage of sales was donated to th

Posted on 10/17/2011 3:49:24 PM

Culinary Alumni Class Notes, September 2011

Culinary and Baking graduates of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts have many success stories to share. Here is our latest alumni news! If you are a graduate of our program, please update your alumni information and we will include your profile in our next Class Notes newspost. ’93 James Sones is the p

Posted on 9/29/2011 12:22:48 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 Alumni Class Notes for July 2011

Culinary and Baking graduates of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts have many success stories to share. Here is our latest alumni news. If you are a graduate of our program, please update your alumni information and we will include your profile in our next Class Notes news post. ’99 Steven Sterritt is ex

Posted on 7/25/2011 4:49:31 PM

Culinary Student Cleis Awarded Ricupero Scholarship

Culinary Arts student Alexandra Cleis was awarded the Tony and Emma Ricupero Memorial Rustic Lodge Scholarship on June 8, 2011. Cleis was selected to receive the $1,200 scholarship based on her outstanding academic performance and her exemplary service to the culinary profession, the community, and the university.

Posted on 7/25/2011 3:24:56 PM

Culinary Alumni Class Notes for June 2011

Culinary and Baking graduates of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts have many success stories to share. Here is our latest alumni news: If you are a graduate of our program, please   update your alumni information and we will include your profile in our next Class Notes newspost. ’98 Heidi May is ex

Posted on 6/13/2011 12:17:52 PM

Culinary Student Hatheway Awarded ACF Scholarship

Culinary Arts student Jessica Hatheway was awarded a $500 scholarship from the ACF Groundhog Chapter on June 8, 2011. Hatheway was selected as the scholarship winner based on her exemplary service to the culinary profession, the community, and the university. A graduate of Fox Chapel Area High School in Alleg

Posted on 6/13/2011 11:29:51 AM

Alumna MacPherson Presents Plated and Whole Desserts

Jillian MacPherson, a 2010 graduate of the Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts program at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts , was the featured speaker on June 8, 2011, at the American Culinary Federation Groundhog Chapter in Punxsutwney, Pa. MacPherson’s presentation, entitled, “Plated and Whole Desserts,”

Posted on 6/9/2011 12:23:52 PM

Exclusive Key Largo Club Recognizes IUP Culinary Students

The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., held the annual Culinary Student Dinner on April 13, 2011. On this day, the menu featured gourmet appetizers, entrees, and desserts prepared by Ocean Reef culinary students, including eight from IUP, for the club’s board of directors. This event celebrates the end of the c

Posted on 4/18/2011 2:37:35 PM

Culinary Students Raise Funds for the Red Cross

Culinary and Baking students from the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts canvassed downtown Punxsutawney on March 26, 2011, to raise funds for the Clearfield-Jefferson chapter of the American Red Cross. Twenty-eight students participated in the fund-raiser along with chef instructors Martha Jo Rupert and Anthony Ba

Posted on 4/7/2011 4:47:34 PM

Chocolate and Sugar Art Demonstrated by the Breakers, Palm Beach Chefs

Watch Joshua Rhodes ’07 as he assists the Breakers’ executive chef of banquets, Jeff Simms, demonstrate the creation of the Grand Marnier Chocolate Mousse Tower with Raspberry Sorbet dessert. This dessert was the delicious finale for the 2011 Muse Awards dinner on February 10, 2011, in Palm Beach, Fla. The

Posted on 3/23/2011 8:48:01 AM

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

Heidi Miller ’08 Wins Again at Pittsburgh Culinary Event

Heidi Miller, a 2008 graduate of the  Academy of Culinary Arts , won three awards in Pittsburgh’s premier cake decorating and tasting competition “Let Them Eat Cake!” The black-tie event was held at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh on April 25, 2010. Miller submitted an entry for her employer, Vanilla Pastry S

Posted on 6/25/2010 4:21:44 PM

Pittsburgh Culinary Career Day Features IUP Chef Klinger

IUP faculty member Chef Clifford Klinger is a featured presenter at the 2010 Pittsburgh Culinary Career Day, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association. Scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport, Pittsburgh Culinary Career Day features culinary demonstrations a

Posted on 2/12/2010 1:17:31 PM

“National Culinary Review” Recognizes Wutsch

Culinary Arts department chairperson Albert Wutsch is listed in the National Culinary Review’s “Toast to the Outstanding Contributors of the Culinary World and Beyond.” Chef Wutsch is recognized in the January 2010 edition of the American Culinary Federation’s official magazine for his participation as a j

Posted on 1/26/2010 1:01:53 PM

“Sizzle” Magazine Highlights IUP Culinary Study Abroad Experience

In the current edition of Sizzle , the American Culinary Federation’s quarterly for students of cooking, the benefits of studying abroad are discussed in the article “Taste the World.” Author Suzanne Hall talked to faculty members, students, and alumni from several U.S. and international cooking schools. Among th

Posted on 1/25/2010 3:53:11 PM

Academy of Culinary Arts Is Featured Cooking School

Fast Recipes , the on line culinary arts publication and cooking community, recently interviewed Chef Albert Wutsch , chairperson of the Department of Culinary Arts , about the advantages offered by the culinary program at IUP. The academy is currently the featured cooking school on the Fast Recipes website

Posted on 1/11/2010 2:15:05 PM

Culinary Academy Student Services Coordinator Receives Leadership Award

The Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA) has presented Mysti Dinger, Student Services coordinator for the Academy of Culinary Arts , with the Emerging Leader Award. The award recognizes consistent service to and involvement in PASFAA and is one of four awards given out to PASFA

Posted on 10/20/2009 3:25:55 PM

Culinary Arts Alumna Metcalfe ’92 Leads Culinary Team at G-20

As executive chef for Levy Restaurants at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, Culinary Arts alumna Dominique Metcalfe is creating the cuisine that feeds the leaders, staff, and media from countries around the world who are attending the G-20 economic summit. Metcalfe and her culinar

Posted on 9/25/2009 1:34:15 PM

Fitting Awarded President’s Medallion at 2009 ACF National Convention

Culinary Arts faculty member Gary Fitting, C.E.C., C.C.E., C.C.A., A.A.C., received the ACF President’s Medallion at the 2009 ACF National Convention in Orlando, Florida, where he was one of twenty-three people recognized for service to the American Culinary Federation and the culinary profession. Chef Fitting i

Posted on 8/27/2009 5:18:42 PM

Executive Chef Michael Herr CA’97 to Speak at Culinary Graduation

Chef Michael Herr, 1997  Culinary Arts  graduate and 2003 graduate of the Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management program, will be the honorary guest speaker at the Culinary Arts graduation ceremony on August 8, 2009. Herr, age thirty-one, is currently executive chef at The Country Club of St. Albans, a pr

Posted on 7/21/2009 1:58:03 PM

Baking and Pastry Alumna Miller Wins Two Awards for Pittsburgh’s Vanilla Pastry Studio

Posted on 6/16/2009 1:44:15 PM

Baking and Pastry Arts Award Ceremony

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

Nemacolin Woodlands Hosts IUP Students

Culinary, Baking, and Hospitality Management students visited Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa in Farmington, Pennsylvania, for the annual IUPACA Sunday Brunch and resort tour on Sunday, March 29, 2009. All guests were treated to an amazing brunch which included cheese and fruit displays, a shrimp and crab raw ba

Posted on 4/8/2009 11:24:57 AM

Culinary Alumnus Leads Lautrec to Mobil’s Coveted Five Star Ranking

Lautrec , the highly acclaimed French restaurant at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa in Farmington, Pennsylvania, has been awarded the Mobil Travel Guide Five Star ranking. Lautrec is the only restaurant in the state of Pennsylvania to achieve the Five Star ranking for 2009. Having also been awarded the AAA Five Di

Posted on 1/26/2009 4:46:45 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

IUP Culinary Grad named Outstanding Teacher of the Year

Posted on 10/13/2008 11:30:31 AM

Chefs Kapusta and Pike Have Full-day Presentations at Workshop on Nutrition

Posted on 9/3/2008 10:59:32 AM

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