Culinary Alumni Profiles

  • At the Academy of Culinary Arts, we’re very proud of our alumni, who make such an impact on the growth and excellence of our program. Here are just a few of their success stories:

  • Dominique Metcalfe ’92
    IUP Culinary graduate Dominique Metcalfe is promoted to executive chef after traveling the world.
    Jeremy Critchfield ’93
    Chef Jeremy Critchfield is an honors graduate from the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts and recipient of the IUP 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.
    Joy Parham-Thomas ’10
    Co-owner of Urban Country Culinary Concepts, a catering company in Philadelphia, Joy Parham-Thomas ’10 is a contestent on Season 12 of the Fox hit series Hell’s Kitchen.
    Kristin Butterworth ’01
    As executive chef for the award-winning Lautrec at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in southwestern Pennsylvania, Kristin Butterworth has the opportunity to create one of the finest dining experiences in the country.
    Lindsay McClain ’07
    Alumna Lindsay McClain (Walsh) ’07, chef de cuisine at Jamonera in Philadelphia, is a winner in season 20 on the Food Network’s "Chopped."
    Sean Eckman ’00
    Sean Eckman is chef at the Inn on Biltmore Estate where he develops fine dining menus featuring estate-raised beef and lamb and fresh produce direct from estate gardens.