The Academy of Culinary Arts celebrated Toque Day on Friday
May 12, 2017, honoring students in IUP’s 13th Baking and Pastry Arts
The Toque Day ceremony recognized the academic accomplishments of 30 students
who have completed the classroom requirements of the Baking and Pastry Arts program
and are preparing to travel across the country to begin their externship positions.
Timothy Joyner-Matz, a 2014 alumnus of the Culinary Arts and
Baking and Pastry Arts program, gave the recognition address. Currently lead
baker for the New Orleans Marriott, Chef Joyner-Matz began as an extern at the
property located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is responsible for preparing and baking bread for all Marriott food
outlets in New Orleans.
Speaking passionately about his experience in the classroom and
the kitchen, Joyner-Matz advised students to take advantage of volunteering to gain
experience and learn something new, and to keep in constant contact with each
He recommended working with patience, perseverance, and
dedication and assured students, “You have received the best schooling from two
of the most talented pastry chefs. You all deserve to be where you are
"Work hard and good things will come. We all look forward to hearing of your accomplishments and I hope to see some of you at
Mardi Gras in the future!”
Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, Mary
Williams, Culinary Arts Department Chair, Lynn Pike, and Chef Instructor Hilary
DeMane also offered congratulations and inspirational remarks from the platform.
The student speaker, Megan Stonebreaker shared some humorous moments in the
life of a baking student.
Here are a few highlights of the Baking and Pastry Arts class
Please join us in congratulating the Baking and Pastry Arts class