Culinary Arts student Andrea Glisan is the first recipient of the Chef Jeremy Critchfield Scholarship. The annual $1,000 scholarship is sponsored by Critchfield, a 1993 graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts and chef and operating partner of the historic Stonehouse Restaurant and Inn in Farmington, Pennsylvania.
Glisan was awarded the scholarship in recognition of her superior performance, craftsmanship, professionalism, integrity, hard work, customer satisfaction, and quality service to the community.
A graduate of Laurel Highlands Senior High School in Uniontown, Pa., Glisan entered the culinary program in fall 2013. She has been on the Dean’s List every semester.
Following completion of the culinary summer semester at IUP, Glisan will continue her culinary education with a 600-hour, paid externship at the Stonehouse Inn under Chef Critchfield’s direction.
Jeremy Critchfield is an honors graduate of the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts. With a career that spans 25 years at five-star resorts across the nation, he is eager to create a great local dining experience that builds upon the rich tradition of the Stonehouse Inn, a national historic landmark located in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania.
A recipient of the IUP 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award, Critchfield has maintained close ties with IUP throughout his career. He speaks annually at the Academy of Culinary Arts Sponsor fair and has recruited many IUP culinary externs and grads to work in his culinary operations.
Following completion of her culinary coursework in August, Andrea Glisan will join the ranks of many successful IUP culinary students and alumni who have worked and learned under Chef Jeremy Critchfield.