IUP faculty member Chef Clifford Klinger is a featured presenter at the 2010 Pittsburgh Culinary Career Day, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association.
Scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport, Pittsburgh Culinary Career Day features culinary demonstrations and speakers from the hospitality industry. High school students and teachers from all over western Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to watch food preparation techniques, learn about culinary careers, network with chefs, and get information about postsecondary culinary school opportunities.
Clifford Klinger has been a chef instructor at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts for fourteen years. He is certified by the American Culinary Federation as an executive chef (CEC) and as a certified culinary educator (CEC). A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he served in the armed services for four years. His industry experience includes working for Americana Hotels, Sheraton Corporation, and as the executive chef at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center for twenty-three years.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Chef Klinger serves on the academic advisory boards for Jefferson County Technology Center, Indiana County Technology Center, Lenape Vocational Technical School, Clearfield County Technology Center, and Mercer County Career Center. He is also a strong supporter of student culinary competition and has judged the following events: 2007 Pennsylvania SkillsUSA State Competition and ProStart Student Invitational competitions in Wyoming 2008 and 2009 and Ohio in 2009.
Get a preview of Chef Klinger's Culinary Career Day presentation by watching the video, Learn to make Crêpes Suzette.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts is recognized nationwide for its quality. We offer a student-to-instructor ratio of only 14-to-1, world-class chefs for instructors, and job placement that is among the best in the nation. The academy is fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation.