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Be Our Guest at a Culinary Open House

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Enjoy samples of sweet and savory foods we've created and talk with our chef instructors and students to learn about all of our program options—Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and BS degree programs in Culinary Dietetics and

Academy of Culinary Arts

Come to our Culinary Open House!
Register online now.

Open House Program

Your visit begins at the IUP Fairman Centre.

Check in between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m.

The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and will last about three hours depending on how long you choose to talk with students and faculty.

Here are a few of the things you will do during your visit:

  • Meet faculty and students.
  • Explore our culinary and baking kitchen laboratories.
  • Learn about culinary program and degree options, externships, study abroad, and more.
  • Sample sweet and savory snacks at our food stations and indulge in a specialty coffee.
  • Get the info you need in Q&A sessions with our chefs.
  • Watch the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Ice Carving Club in action, advised by Chef Martha J. Rupert.
  • Get a close-up look at award-winning sugar and chocolate showpieces created by our Baking and Pastry faculty Chef Hilary DeMane and Chef Anthony Battaglia.
  • Talk with admissions staff about the application process, financial aid, scholarships, housing, and more.

Optional: Take a guided tour of our Living and Learning Center; see our computer labs, library, fitness center, suite-style campus housing, and dining facility.

Dates and Registration

The Culinary Open House is held on a Saturday in October, November, March, and April. Register by e-mailing or by phone at 800-438-6424. Please provide your name, address, phone number, year of high school graduation, and the number of guests planning to attend.

Campus Map and Driving Directions

Print a copy of our Directions to Fairman Centre. We will also mail you a confirmation letter with a map and general driving directions. Using a GPS navigation system to find us? Enter 131 South Findley Street, Punxsutawney, PA  15767. Our parking lot and culinary school entrance are located at the rear of the building.

  • 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.