Academy of Culinary Arts

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  • Culinary Virtual Visits 

    Tuesday, June 22, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Thursday, July 29, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

    Learn about the admissions process, meet current students, faculty, and more.

    Culinary Summer Event Series

    Culinary Roadmap to Admissions: Thursday,  July 1, 11:00 a.m.–Noon

    Demonstration: Blackened Zucchini Tacos: Sunday, July 11, 1:00 p.m.

    Introduction to Navigating Financial Aid: Tuesday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.

    Demonstration: Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies: Tuesday, August 17, 1:00 p.m.

    Choose your session and email culinary-arts@iup.edu.

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts is recognized nationwide for its high quality.

    Our small class sizes, with world-class chef instructors, provide an hourly amount of hands-on production time unparalleled by any other culinary program, and our externship placement is among the best in the United States. Whether you aim to win a Food Network show—as graduate Lindsay McClain ’07 did—or work at a four- or five-star property, as many of our alumni do, IUP ACA starts you on your way to an exciting, creative career in the food industry.


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  • Culinary Arts Admissions

    Find information on visiting, applying, cost and value, and more; read our alumni success stories. If you love to cook or bake, the IUP ACA nationally recognized culinary arts programs are for you.

    Housing Update

    Starting fall 2021, the IUP Punxsutawney campus has shifted to apartment-style housing, which will include apartment-sized ovens, cooktops, and microwaves in all of our on-campus housing. This change will allow students to cook in their apartments and meet their own dining needs. For this reason, we will no longer be offering on-campus dining.

    Current Student Services

    Information and items of interest for students of the Academy of Culinary Arts.

    Academy of Culinary Arts Campus

    See photos of our 13,000-square-foot Academy, our Fairman Centre, and our Living-Learning Center.

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  • Support IUP Culinary Arts Students

    When you make a gift in support of our department, you invest in the world's next generation of leaders. Scholarships and program support create the best possible student experience.

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