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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

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