Culinary Open House

  • You’ll have many opportunities to meet and talk with current students and faculty in this Saturday program.

    Culinary Arts students showing their prepared dishesProgram Agenda

    Your visit begins at the IUP Fairman Centre in Punxsutawney.

    8:30 a.m.  Check-in 

    9:00 a.m.  Program begins

    • Listen to a presentation on our culinary program and degree options, externships, career opportunities, and more.
    • Tour our culinary and baking kitchen laboratories and watch a cooking demonstration by our chef instructors.
    • 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 and current students.
    • Watch the IUP Ice Carving Club in action, advised by Chef Thomas Barnes and 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: Tour our campus housing and Learning Center; see our computer labs, library, fitness center, suite-style campus housing, and dining facility.


    Register online or contact us at 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 GPS 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.

    *If your GPS directs you to the East Mahoning Street (Punxsutawney’s main street) side of our building, turn south at the light onto South Findley Street (Allstate is on the corner). Look for the red and white awnings at the rear of the building. IUP parking is located in the lot adjacent to the entrance on the back side of the building.