Jeff Santicola has more than 27 years of experience in the food service industry ranging from private ownership to corporate restaurant management.
A member of the Lake Shore Chaine Des Rotisseurs and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, he holds numerous certifications from the National Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation.
Santicola also earned degrees from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Robert Morris University.
Chef Santicola was born in Pittsburgh and has had the opportunity to serve local communities for the majority of his career.
His past accomplishments in education include serving as dean of Academic Studies and program dean of Hotel Restaurant Management at Le Cordon Bleu’s Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in Pittsburgh (PCIA). While at PCIA, he was named Employee of the Year in 2006 and High Achiever in 2007.
In 2008, he was named director of Education for Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America at the corporate office of Career Education Corporation where he became a valued member of the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Education Team.
Chef Santicola is happy to have returned to his native home of Pennsylvania where he enjoys serving students in the classrooms and kitchens of the Academy of Culinary Arts.
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