Join us on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the IUP Punxsutawney
campus for an exciting culinary “Chopped”-style competition.
You’ll enjoy the show as student and faculty teams from the Academy of Culinary Arts compete
to transform a “mystery basket” of ingredients into a winning menu of appetizer,
entrée, and dessert.
Chef Anthony Battaglia will serve as Master of Ceremonies, while fellow chef instructors Thomas Barnes, Jaclyn Price, Martha Jo Rupert, and
Jeffrey Santicola will lead teams of four culinary students in the quest
to create a dinner for six people within two hours.
Each team will be responsible for menu planning, prepping food, and cooking as well as completing a series of surprise challenges during the
Judges will evaluate plate presentation,
sanitation, time management, use of ingredients, creativity, and taste. This year’s judging panel includes:
Aramark and the IUP Culinary Arts Escoffier Club are the
sponsors for this event, which will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February
27, in the IUP Punxsutawney Learning Center cafeteria.
Cost of admission is donation of a nonperishable food item to
the campus food drive for the local food bank.