• Ocean Reef Club AlumniIUP Culinary externship students with Chef Philippe Reynaud, executive director of Culinary Operations at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida

  • “We are really career-driven and outcome-based compared to other schools. This is evident in the variety of training and externship opportunities offered to IUP students.”

    Albert Wutsch, Certified Executive Chef, Certified Culinary Educator, Chef Instructor

  • You will have more opportunities for a quality externship position.

    Interview with top companies right on campus (a few are pictured below), or work with our faculty externship coordinator to apply to one of many additional employers who hire IUP ACA externs and alumni.

    Pinehurst _Carolina HotelPinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C.

    Three-time host of the U.S. Open, the Pinehurst is home to AAA Four-Diamond dining and offers many opportunities for IUP culinary externs to gain valuable industry experience. Listen to what IUP ACA alumni have to say about working at Pinehurst.

    Nemacolin Woodlands ResortNemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pa.

    This resort employs many IUP culinary alumni, including Sean Eckman, executive chef, and Kristin Butterworth, chef de cuisine at Lautrec (one of only 25 restaurants in the world to hold both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards simultaneously).

    Boca Raton Resort and ClubBoca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, Fla.

    Executive Chef Andrew Roenbeck said he loves coming to IUPACA in Punxsutawney to recruit externs to work in this Waldorf Astoria resort's 13 dining outlets. This is because some of the top performers on his culinary team have graduated from the culinary programs at IUP, including chef Adam Pile, executive chef at Lucca, a modern Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway on the Boca Raton Resort grounds.