Executive Chefs Visit IUP to Recruit Culinary Students

Posted on 4/7/2010 12:11:38 PM

From March 31 through April 19, 2010, the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts continues the tradition of hosting our annual Sponsor Fair. Executive chefs and human resource representatives from some of the most luxurious resort sites in the United States are traveling to Punxsutawney to meet with culinary and baking students.

Over the course of three weeks, we will host a different property each day. The impressive list of employers attending the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts Sponsor Fair this year includes:

  • The Biltmore Company, Asheville, N.C.
  • The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
  • Hershey Resorts, Hershey, Pa.
  • Kingsmill Resort and Spa, Williamsburg, Va.
  • The Marriott, Marco Island, Marco Island, Fla.
  • The Marriott, New Orleans, New Orleans, La.
  • Mountain Air Country Club, Burnesville, N.C.
  • Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pa.
  • Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Fla.
  • Penn State Food Services, State College, Pa.
  • Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, The Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

Each of these food industry employers generously devotes an entire day to the Academy of Culinary Arts. Chefs talk to students about the properties that they represent and also about their own careers and how the decisions they made as young culinarians shaped their professional development. Human resource staff follow with an overview of the employment requirements and benefits offered by the sites.

Our visiting chefs and human resource personnel spend the remainder of their day interviewing students for culinary and baking externship positions.

This event provides an exceptional opportunity for IUP culinary students to meet and interview on campus with some of the most successful chefs in the culinary industry.

The presentations and interviews leave students energized and focused on their long-term goals of gaining quality placement and employment. The majority of students who interview at the Sponsor Far will have a job offer in hand within a few weeks after the conslusion of the fair! Read more about these properties and additional externship opportunities for culinary students at IUP.