Group Buffet Tours

  • Academy of Culinary Arts

    We welcome high school groups to join us for a weekday Buffet Tour! We will work with your schedule to put together a great visit. Register online, or contact us at or by phone at 814-938-1159, to reserve a date.

    High School Group Agenda

    Weekday Baking Buffet Tours: September through April

    Check in at the Fairman Centre at 9:30 a.m.

    Summer Buffet Tours: June and July

    Check in at the Fairman Centre at 11:45 a.m.

    What You Will Do

    • Tour our culinary kitchens and dining room in our original Academy building.
    • Tour our state-of-the-art culinary teaching labs and classrooms in the Fairman Centre.
    • Enjoy a presentation on the culinary majors and degree options at IUP.
    • Sample sweet and savory baked goods created by our students.
    • Meet our chef instructors and students.
    • Get your questions answered in our chef Q&A session.


    Take a guided tour of our Learning Center, where culinary students take lecture, computer, and math courses. See our computer labs, library, fitness center, and dining facility.

    *Please let us know in advance if you would like to include this optional tour of the Learning Center in your visit. The Learning Center tour option requires extra time. Plan to be on our campus until approximately 1:00 p.m. for September through April tours and 3:00 p.m. for the June and July tours.


    Register online, or contact us at or by phone at 800-438-6424, to reserve a date.


    Here’s how to find the Fairman Centre.