Culinary Students Prepare Farm-to-Table Dinner

Posted on 7/11/2018 1:17:28 PM

Chef Melinda McIsaacAcademy of Culinary Arts students will use ingredients from local farms to prepare a farm-to-table dinner to benefit the Food Co-Op of Indiana, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 15, 2018. 

Certified Executive Chef and Indiana University of Pennsylvania Culinary Arts Instructor Melinda McIsaac is helping to create the menu. McIsaac also serves as vice chair of the Food Co-op’s steering committee.

"With“farm-to-table dinners being one of the hottest trends currently in the culinary industry, our students are excited to create dishes grown and harvested only miles away,” Chef McIsaac explained.

The public is invited to enjoy the dinner and live entertainment from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, Pennsylvania, located at 285 Twolick Drive. Tickets are available at the co-op market, 701 Philadelphia Street, and walk-ins are accepted.

The Food Co-Op is a nonprofit organization whose members and volunteers are dedicated to supporting a community-owned, locally-stocked venue for local foods and products. The co-op offers many community service opportunities for both IUP students and community members. Additional information is available on the Food Co-op’s website and by e-mail at

The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts provides students with an hourly amount of hands-on production time unparalleled by any other culinary program, and its externship placement is among the best in the United States.