Academy of Culinary Arts

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Culinary In-Person Visits

Weekday Visit:
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Weekday Visit:
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Open House:
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 

Culinary Virtual Sessions

Introduction to Navigating Financial Aid
Wednesday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m.

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


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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 on Chopped— 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.

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.

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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2021 Ricupero Scholarship Recipients

The Ricupero scholarship recipients for the 2021 academic year are Sean Lynn from Aston, Pa., and Silas Gesser, from Gettysburg, Pa.

Check Out the Culinary Summer Event Series

Register now for first-ever Culinary Academy Summer Event Series, including cooking demonstrations, cook-alongs, learning about financial aid, and chef and student meet and greets. There is something for everyone! 

Check Out the Culinary Academy on WTAJ

The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, along with Chef Lynn Pike and Chef Hilary DeMane, will be featured on Thursday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. on WTAJ.

Congressman Thompson Visits Academy of Culinary Arts

On March 29, 2021, the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts was honored to provide a tour to Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson of the fifteenth District of Pennsylvania.

Academy of Culinary Arts One of Top 15 Pastry Schools in US

The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts is recognized nationwide for its high-quality programs in culinary arts and baking and pastry. A recent review of pastry schools in the US has chosen IUP as one of the Top 15 Pastry Schools for 2021.