An avid learner, Chef Anthony Battaglia has completed two degrees at
IUP and has begun his studies in a third.
Battaglia holds a BS degree in Accountingand a master’s degree
in Adult and Community Education, and has started the master’s degree program in
Employment and Labor Relations.
earned his culinary degree from Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in Pittsburgh
and has achieved Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEPC) and Certified
Culinary Educator (CCE) certifications from the American Culinary
Chef Battaglia brings a wide range of industry and teaching
experiences to his students. He held positions in prestigious private clubs and
was also the executive pastry chef at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers for six
and a half years.
In his current position at IUP, which he began in 2006, Chef
Battaglia instructs students in the second-year Baking and Pastry Arts program,
which has achieved exemplary status by the ACF. He previously taught pastry arts at Pennsylvania Culinary Institute for
In addition to his extensive teaching and industry
experience, Chef Battaglia is an avid culinary competitor. He has competed
and medaled in numerous ACF-sponsored competitions and was invited to assist
and attend the World Pastry Championships in Las Vegas on two different
occasions. He also participates in judging junior competitions to encourage the
next generation of chefs and pastry chefs.
He continues to keep up to date with current pastry trends
by studying advanced pastry techniques in workshops led by the industry’s
premier pastry chefs.
Chef Battaglia believes in giving back to the community and
participates monthly at the local food bank. He encourages his pastry and culinary
students to join him in this service learning experience.
When not busy sharing his knowledge and experience with
students, Chef Battaglia enjoys golfing and running, where he has completed
Photos below: Left, Chef Battaglia working with Baking and Pastry student. Right, Award-winning competition cake with fondant frosting and gum paste flowers.