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Visit the Culinary Academy

Meet our faculty, talk to our students, tour our kitchens—and see why our culinary and baking programs are placing graduates in four- and five-diamond properties across the nation.

Choose the visit program that works best for you:

Chef Pike with studentsCulinary Open Houses

Open House is our most extensive visit program! Enjoy demos, food tastings, ice carving, and more while you talk with many students and chef instructors in both the culinary and baking and pastry programs. Open House is offered in the fall and spring.
Next: Saturday, April 12
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Weekday Baking Buffet Tours

Our Weekday Baking Buffet Tour is a sweet visit program! You'll learn about both culinary arts and baking and pastry arts while you are treated to sweet samples from our second-year baking and pastry classes. This tour is offered on select weekdays from September through April.
Next: Friday, April 18
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Summer Weekday Buffet Tours

Available during June, July and August, Summer Weekday Buffet Tours give you all the information about our programs while you sample sweet and savory foods created by our first-year advanced baking and advanced garde manger students. 

Culinary Small Group Visits

Open Houses and Weekday Buffet Tours are the best way to talk to lots of faculty members, students, alumni, and staff. But, if our visit dates just don’t work for you, give us a call at 800-438-6424 or send an e-mail to culinary-arts@iup.edu. We have weekday small group tours available.

Register for a Visit

Register online now or contact us at culinary-arts@iup.edu or 800-438-6424. Please provide your name, address, phone number, year of high school graduation, and the number of guests planning to attend. We look forward to having you as our guest!

High School Group Buffet Tours

Are you a high school teacher or counselor with students interested in studying culinary arts? We can schedule your group during the fall or spring semester for a Group Buffet Tour or for a Culinary Open House.

Register for a High School Group Buffet Tour online now, or contact us at culinary-arts@iup.edu or 800-438-6424 to schedule your 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.