Pinehurst has been traveling to IUP to recruit culinary students for over 20 years. Many top-performing culinary and baking students have accepted offers for both externship and permanent employment at this award-winning property which offers a wide array of culinary experiences and opportunities for professional growth.

Founded in 1895, Pinehurst Resort is located in south-central North Carolina in a region graced with "whispering" pines and azaleas. The resort is home to eight world-class golf courses, an award-winning spa, three historic hotels, and eight dining outlets, including the AAA, Four-Diamond 1895 Grille.

With over 100 culinarians on staff, Pinehurst prides itself on providing "impeccable service" in all of its dining outlets. IUP's service-driven approach to teaching and curriculum content in the culinary and baking programs matches well with the Pinehurst service philosophy and helps prepare our graduates for successful experiences at the Pinehurst and other high-end, service-driven properties.