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Externship Sponsor Fair

For three weeks during the Spring semester, executive chefs and human resource representatives travel to our campus to meet with culinary and baking students. These professionals devote a full day to IUP students presenting information about their properties, giving career advice, and interviewing students for externship positions.

Employers Recruiting On Campus in 2014:

The American Club

The American Club Resort has been recognized as a Forbes Five-Star destination. One of 76 worldwide, and the first and only in the state of Wisconsin. This illustrious distinction goes along with the AAA Five Diamond Award, a prestigious honor for 28 consecutive years.
The American Club

Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis, Md.

The Annapolis Yacht Club is a full service, year-round premier private yacht club that provides high-quality programs for its members. These include sailboat racing, cruising for sailors and power boaters, a vigorous junior sailing program, fun and educational winter activities, social events, and first class dining and banquet facilities.
Annapolis Yacht Club

The Biltmore Company, Asheville, N.C.

The Biltmore Estate offers exquisite accommodations, relaxed elegance, and fine dining in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Awarded Four Stars by Mobil Travel Guide and Four Diamonds by AAA, the Biltmore Estate has been on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for five years running.
Biltmore Company

Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, Fla.

Boca Raton Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, has reigned as an icon of elegance for more than 80 years. Situated on 356 acres in fabled South Florida, the Resort offers a delicious array of dining options.
Boca Raton Resort and Club

Hollywood Casino, Grantville, Pa.

The Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is a premiere restaurant destination for an exclusive variety of fine and casual dining just minutes from Harrisburg.
Hollywood Casino

The Marriott, New Orleans, New Orleans, La.

A luxurious New Orleans hotel in the French Quarter, located steps from Bourbon Street, the Convention Center, downtown business district, and iconic Big Easy attractions, the Marriott New Orleans is fresh from a recent $38-million renovation. The Marriott Hotel in New Orleans is home to the award-winning 5 Fifty 5, serving up a dining experience worthy of its French Quarter location.
The Marriott, New Orleans

Mountain Air Country Club, Burnesville, N.C.

Located atop the Blue Ridge Mountains thirty-five minutes from Asheville, Mountain Air is a private residential community and club. The property is surrounded by serene forests and, at 4,919 feet above sea level, guests can enjoy the majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mountain Air was named “America’s Best Community.”
Mountain Air Country Club

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pa.

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, is one of only twenty-one hotels and resorts in the world to host AAA Five-Diamond lodging and dining. Nemacolin also boasts an impressive collection of restaurants and lounges, including the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec, a forward-thinking fine dining experience. Lautrec received a AAA Five Diamond rating for 2008 and again for 2009, making it the only such rated restaurant between east coast cities such as Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Fla.

For over forty years, Ocean Reef Club has enjoyed a reputation as an exclusive destination for business meetings, retreats, incentive travel, and special celebrations. A remarkable combination of an ideal private location, luxury accommodations, impeccable service, and unsurpassed amenities is tucked away in the Florida Keys. Ocean Reef Club is located at the northern tip of the northernmost chain of islands that sweeps southwestward into the Caribbean.
Ocean Reef Club 

Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, W.Va.

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center offers 1,700 acres of year-round recreational opportunities and excellent overnight accommodations while retaining its picturesque natural beauty. For generations, families, groups and individuals have indulged in the tradition and spirit that make Oglebay unique.
Oglebay Resort

Omni-Bedford Springs Resort

AAA Four-Diamond Omni-Beford Springs Resort offers luxurious guest room accommodations and multiple dining venues known for offering a premier food and wine experience.
Omni-Bedford Springs Resort

Penn State Food Services, State College, Pa.

A unit in the Penn State Auxiliary and Business Services area, Penn State Food Services operates multiple food outlets ranging from campus dining commons to coffee shops to full-scale restaurants. This unit also operates a catering service featuring delivered cuisine, event catering, and barbecues.
Penn State Food Services

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, The Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

Nestled among the Sandhills of North Carolina, the 2,000-acre Pinehurst Resort offers historic southern hospitality, elegant accommodations, luxury spa facilities, family recreational activities, and eight world-class golf courses. A variety of dining options are offered ranging from elegant and upscale to family-friendly and sports-themed.
Pinehurst Resort and Country Club

Springfield Restaurant Group

Established in 1979, the Springfield Restaurant Group includes eight restaurants in western Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Springfield Restaurant Group

  • 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.