An avid learner, Anthony Battaglia has earned three degrees from IUP. He holds a BS degree in Accounting, a master’s degree in in Adult and Community Education, and a master’s degree in Employment and Labor Relations. He earned his culinary degree from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in Pittsburgh.
Chef Battaglia brings a wide range of industry and teaching experience to his students. Having held positions in private clubs and country clubs, he was also employed as the pastry chef at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers for six and a half years.
In his current position at IUP, Battaglia instructs students in the second-year Baking and Pastry Arts program. His previous teaching experience includes a faculty position at the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute where he taught both pastry arts and culinary arts for over seven years.
Battaglia is an experienced competitor who has participated in the World Pastry Championships in Las Vegas two times. He continues to study advanced pastry techniques in numerous workshops led by the industry’s premier pastry chefs.
When he is not busy sharing his knowledge and experience with students, Battalia enjoys golf and running. (He has competed in eleven marathons.)
Photos below: Left, Chef Battaglia working with Baking and Pastry student. Right, Award-winning competition cake with fondant frosting and gum paste flowers.
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