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Culinary Arts Faculty and Staff

Our culinary and baking faculty have managed multimillion-dollar restaurant operations worldwide and prepared meals for presidents, royalty, CEOs, and movie stars. They have taught and developed programs at culinary schools across the United States, and they are gold, silver, and bronze medal winners in ACF-sanctioned local and national culinary competitions.

In addition to their broad industry and teaching experience, every IUP chef instructor is dual-certified by the American Culinary Federation as a certified culinary educator and in their specialty (certified executive chef, certified executive pastry chef, etc.).

Culinary and Baking Faculty

Albert S. Wutsch, CEC, CCE

Department Chairperson
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

Anthony J. Battaglia, CEPC, CCE

Chef Instructor
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

Hilary L. DeMane, CEPC, CCE

Chef Instructor
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

Gary D. Fitting, CEC, CCE, CCA

Chef Instructor
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

John A. Kapusta, CEC, CCE, FMP

Chef Instructor
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

Andrew P. Nutter, CCC, CCE, FMP

Chef Instructor
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

Lynn A. Pike, CEC, CCE, DTR, FMP

Chef Instructor
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

Jaclyn E. Price, CWPC, FMP

Chef Instructor
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

Martha J. Rupert, CSC, CCE, FMP

Chef Instructor
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

Computer, Math, and Business Faculty

Mindy L. Wygonik, Ed.D.

Computer and Business Instructor
Academy of Culinary Arts
800-438-6424
814-938-1158 (fax)

Academic Support

Shirley L. Wachob

Department Secretary
Academy of Culinary Arts
814-938-8400
814-938-1155 (fax)

Culinary Admissions Staff

Enid E. Resenic

Director of Administrative Services
Culinary Admissions
814-938-1159
814-938-1158 (fax)

Mysti L. Dinger

Coordinator of Student Services
Culinary Admissions
814-938-4362
814-938-1158 (fax)

Kristin Graham

Department Secretary
Culinary Admissions
814-938-1159
814-938-1158 (fax)

Ian T. McIsaac

Admissions Counselor
Culinary Admissions
814-938-3337
814-938-1158 (fax)

Katie Shoemaker

Admissions Counselor
Culinary Admissions
814-939-3336
814-938-1158 (fax)

  • Academy of Culinary Arts
  • 1012 Winslow Street
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767
  • Phone: 800-438-6424
  • Fax: 814-938-1158
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.