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Award-Winning D.C. Chef Teaches Italian Cuisine at IUP

Francesco Ricchi, chef/owner of Cesco Osteria, in Bethesda, Md., presented “The Art of Authentic Italian Cuisine” on June 26, 2015, at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts.  Twenty-one Pennsylvania educators attended the one-day, professional development workshop designed for culinary and foods instructors. The

Posted on 7/8/2015 1:55:38 PM

Culinary Alumnus Selected to Compete in 2015 Ment'or Young Chef Competition

Posted on 6/29/2015 12:27:50 PM

Culinary Arts Alumni and Students Honored at HHS Ceremony

Academy of Culinary Arts graduates and students were among the award recipients at the Health and Human Services 25 th annual Awards Dinner held on April 30, 2015.  Culinary honorees recognized for their outstanding professionalism and service to both the community and the culinary profession included:

Posted on 6/2/2015 12:07:55 PM

Alumna Washirapunya Emphasizes Passion for Career at Toque Ceremony

Monique Washirapunya, baker, chef, and owner of Gateau Monique Bakery, was the featured speaker at the Baking and Pastry Arts Toque Day ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2015. Students, families, faculty, and staff commemorated the students’ successful completion of classroom work and celebrated the honor of accep

Posted on 5/27/2015 1:51:57 PM

Career Fair Brings Top Employers to Culinary Students

Every class day from March 2 through March 27, 2015, IUP culinary students enjoyed site presentations and job interview opportunities with chefs and human resource representatives from some of the most prestigious employers in the nation. Each of the employers scheduled a full day at the Academy o

Posted on 4/1/2015 12:02:40 PM

Chefs and Students Compete to Benefit Food Bank

Culinary competition, “Chopped” style, is coming to the IUP Punxsutawney campus on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Join us as culinary teams of students and faculty compete to prepare a winning menu of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Faculty chef instructors Jaclyn Price, Martha Jo Rupert, and Jeffrey Santicola and the

Posted on 3/26/2015 1:58:56 PM

Biltmore Pastry Chef Gaston Returns to IUP for Wedding Cake Demo

A uniquely culinary homecoming by alumna Krista Gaston ’11 wowed IUP Baking and Pastry students in October 2014. Currently a demi pastry chef at Bistro, the fine dining restaurant on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., Gaston graduated from the culinary and baking programs at IUP in 2011. After complet

Posted on 11/20/2014 4:43:29 PM