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2022 Ricupero Scholarship Recipients

The Ricupero scholarship recipients for the 2022 academic year are Emily Shaffer from Curwensville, Pa., and Gabriella Finn from Altoona, Pa.

Additional $1 Million in RACP Funds Released for Academy of Culinary Arts Building Project

On April 22, Rep. Brian Smith (R-Jefferson/Indiana) and Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) confirmed Indiana University of Pennsylvania will receive a second $1-million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for IUP’s Academy of Culinary Arts building project.

$500,000 in Federal Funding Announced for Culinary Academy Renovations

On Friday, April 15, US Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson announced $500,000 in federal funding for IUP to rebuild and renovate its Academy of Culinary Arts building located in downtown Punxsutawney.

IUP Punxsutawney’s Academy of Culinary Arts Receives $1-Million State Grant to Construct New Educational Facility

Sen. Joe Pittman and Rep. Brian Smith announced Indiana University of Pennsylvania and its Academy of Culinary Arts received a $1-million state grant for a major Jefferson County project to replace a 32-year-old learning facility and improve the educational offerings of IUP Punxsutawney’s acclaimed Culinary Arts program.

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts is Selling Holiday Treat Boxes to Benefit Scholarships

Culinary Alumna Vargo Making Her Dreams Happen

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts graduates are going places, and some are even going in a food truck! Kala Vargo, a 2019 Culinary Arts alumna, has always dreamed of running her own business and operating a food truck. That dream became a reality in the form of a vintage mobile bar, named Magnolia.

Baking and Pastry Student Receives First Ever Michael Hanni Memorial Scholarship

The Michael Hanni Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of 2013 Culinary alumnus, Michael Hanni.

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.

Academy of Culinary Arts Dean's List, Fall 2020

Students are named to the Dean’s Recognition List for academic excellence at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts when they achieve a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher.

Register for Academy of Culinary Arts Virtual Visit on Nov. 18

Join the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts for a live, virtual visit on Wednesday, November 18. This event will give you the opportunity to hear about our culinary and baking programs, learn about job placement, student life, and much more! You will also get to ask questions to current students, faculty, and our admissions staff. 

Culinary and Baking Alumna Competes in Food Network's “Holiday Wars”

Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts alumna Baindu Squire ’07, along with her team, will compete on Sunday, November 1, at 8:00 p.m. EST on Food Network’s Holiday Wars.

Academy of Culinary Arts Virtual Event: Saturday, November 7

Register now for the Academy of Culinary Arts live virtual visit on Saturday, November 7, beginning at 11:00 a.m. This event will give you the opportunity to hear about our culinary and baking programs, learn about job placement, student life, and much more

Faculty Member Nutter Wins Chef of the Year Award

Culinary faculty member Chef Andrew Nutter was awarded the 2020 Chef of the Year Award by the Groundhog Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.

Academy of Culinary Arts Virtual Visit on Saturday, October 3

Register now for the Academy of Culinary Arts live virtual visit on Saturday, October 3, beginning at 11:00 a.m. This event will give you the opportunity to hear about our culinary and baking programs, learn about job placement, student life, and much more!  

Register for Academy of Culinary Arts Virtual Visit: Thursday, Sept. 17

Join the Academy of Culinary Arts for a live, virtual visit on Thursday, September 17. This event will give you the opportunity to hear about our culinary and baking programs, learn about job placement, student life, and much more! You will also get to ask questions to current students, faculty, and our admissions staff.

Academy of Culinary Arts Dean's Recognition List, Fall 2019

Congratulations to the Academy of Culinary Arts students who made the Dean’s Recognition List for academic excellence in fall 2019.