You have a love for cooking, a craving to transform sweet and savory ingredients into memorable sensory experiences. With training from the culinary programs at IUP, you can bring your passion and talent to new levels and in the process enjoy a rich and
rewarding career in the food industry-not to mention all the great food you'll taste along the way.
You also have a strong work ethic. You are not afraid to put in long hours of hard work. In fact, you thrive in an intense atmosphere, where decisions have to be made quickly, where teams work with precision, and where excellence is rewarded.
February 9 and March 2 Visit us and enjoy demonstrations, food tastings, and more while you talk with students and chef instructors in both the culinary and baking and pastry programs.
The reality is when you begin a culinary career you will start at an entry level, and then it's up to you. Your culinary education at IUP will provide you with the technical skill and confidence you need to be successful in the kitchen, and that will
take you far. And you will have the ability to tailor your education to your interests, such as combining your culinary education with an undergraduate degree or with additional pastry arts training so you can pursue a wider range of career options.
We live in a world of the celebrity chef. And that's a good thing for the foodies of the world. Throughout North America, we've placed great cuisine high on a pedestal. More and more people are willing to pay good money for a great meal-and not just once
a year, but as frequently as they can afford. That means the need for high-quality chefs is growing. Furthermore, each year the public's expectations go up, which means there is always room for the next chef to wow the public.
“Everything about the IUP program prepared me in ways I never expected from a college experience. IUP gave me the tools to succeed in this industry: I would not be an executive chef at age 23 if it weren't for the education I received from IUP.”Kyle Florentine, Culinary Arts '13, Certified Culinarian, Executive Chef, Aqua 103, Hagerstown, MD
“Everything about the IUP program prepared me in ways I never expected from a college experience. IUP gave me the tools to succeed in this industry: I would not be an executive chef at age 23 if it weren't for the education I received from IUP.”
Kyle Florentine, Culinary Arts '13, Certified Culinarian, Executive Chef, Aqua 103, Hagerstown, MD
If you are interested in a professional career working with food, then you are at right place. IUP offers an accelerated, 16-month program which is nationally recognized and accredited by the American Culinary Federation. You will develop the fundamental
skills you need to be a proficient cook or pastry cook with the foundation necessary to become a successful kitchen manager, sous chef, working chef, or executive chef with experience.
Curriculum and Instruction. The hourly amount of hands-on production time at IUP is unparalleled by any other culinary program in the country.
Paid Externship. 100 percent of our students are offered paid externship positions. At our Externship Sponsor Fair in the spring
semester, you will have a chance to meet executive chefs and human resource representatives and be interviewed for your paid externship. 80 percent of our students accept externship positions in four- and five-star or diamond properties.
Job Opportunities for Grads. We have an enviable track record when it comes to our graduates getting into great places to work. Four out of five students receive offers of permanent employment from their externship sponsor. Job-Line,
the academy's online job posting service, includes regional and national culinary employment options, and our Alumni Referral Service provides grads with career networking assistance for life.
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