It's time for the annual Sponsor Fair at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts!
From March 28 through April 18, 2011, executive chefs from some of the most prestigious employers in the hospitality industry are traveling to the Academy to interview students for externship positions.
The following employers are participating in the 2011 IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Sponsor Fair:
Each of these food industry employers generously devotes an entire day to the students. Chefs begin their visit with a presentation about the properties that they represent. Students learn about the culinary operations, employment requirements, and benefits offered at each site. They also have an opportunity to hear the chefs talk about their personal careers and how the decisions they made as young culinarians shaped their professional development.
Our visiting chefs spend the remainder of their day interviewing students for culinary and baking externship positions.
This event provides an exceptional opportunity for IUP culinary students to meet and interview on campus with some of the most successful chefs in the culinary industry. The presentations and interviews leave students energized and focused on their long-term goals of gaining quality placement and employment. The majority of students who interview at the Sponsor Fair will have a job offer in hand within a few weeks after the conclusion of the fair!