At the Academy of Culinary Arts, we’re very proud of our alumni, who make such an impact on the growth and excellence of our program. Here are just a few of their success stories:
Co-Owner, Urban Country Culinary Concepts Philadelphia, Pa.
Parham-Thomas ’10 is co-owner of Urban Country Culinary Concepts, a
catering company located in Philadelphia, and is a contestant on Season
12 of the Fox hit series Hell’s Kitchen. Read more about Chef Parham-Thomas.
Chef de Cuisine, Jamonera
the Chef de Cuisine at Jamonera
in Philadelphia, voted one of Philadelphia Magazine’s top 50 restaurants in
appeared on the Food Network’s Chopped, where
she competed against three other professional chefs and won! Read more about Chef McClain.
Chef de Cuisine, Nemacolin Woodlands ResortFarmington, Pa.
Kristin Butterworth is chef de cuisine for Lautrec at
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, one of
only 28 restaurants in the world to hold both a Forbes Five-Star and AAA
Five-Diamond award simultaneously. Read more about Chef Butterworth.
Executive Chef, Nemacolin WoodlandsFarmington, Pa.
Sean Eckman is executive chef at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and is responsible for overseeing dining operations, management
of over 200 associates, and menu creation for the resort’s award-winning restaurants. Read more about Chef Echman.
Director of Food and Nutrition ServicesMorrison Healthcare Food Services,
Chef Teears is responsible
for the day-to-day food operations at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh,
a 306-bed facility. Read more about Chef Teears.
Chef and Co-Owner, Stone House InnFarmington, Pa.
In February of 2012, Jeremy Critchfield fulfilled his long-time dream of owning
and operating his own restaurant by joining the historic Stone House Inn as chef and co-owner. Read more about Chef Critchfield.
Executive Chef, Levy Restaurants
Dominique Metcalfe is the executive chef for Levy Restaurants at the state-of-the-art David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. Chef Metcalfe and her team are responsible for creating all of the cuisine for thousands of guests in the 600,000-square-foot convention center. Read more about Chef Metcalfe.
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