Visit the Culinary Academy

  • Meet our faculty, talk to our students, tour our kitchens—and see for yourself why our culinary and baking graduates are getting jobs in top kitchens across the nation.  

    Chef Reed and students

    Register for a Visit

    Virtual Information Session and Tour

    Meet faculty, students, and admissions counselors in this live virtual visit. Take a campus tour, and ask faculty and current students your questions. You’ll learn about the culinary and baking degree options, job placement, student life, and more!

    Virtual Visits are offered on select Saturdays and Weekdays throughout the year.

    Individual Virtual Information Session and Tour

    If our Virtual Visit program dates just don’t work for you, let us know. We’ll schedule an individual virtual appointment. An admissions representative will meet with you, show you the campus, and answer your questions.

    Contact us at or give us a call at 814-938-1159.

    High School Groups

    Culinary student in labCurrently on hold. We can schedule your high school group for any of our virtual programs or create a custom classroom presentation especially for your students. 

    1. Encourage your students to register for the virtual visit individually
    2. Let us know your class plans to attend the Virtual Visit program at We want to be sure to welcome you and your students!
    3. Or, contact us to schedule a custom program at, or give us a call at 724-840-4406 to coordinate a program with Kayla Switalski, Culinary Admissions counselor. 

    Weekday Visit and Food Tours

    Currently on hold. Enjoy sweet and savory food tastings created by our students while you while you tour campus, meet students and faculty, and learn about the culinary and baking program options at IUP.
    Next: To be announced

    Weekday Buffet Students Saturday Open Houses

    Currently on hold. Open House features demonstrations, food tastings, ice carving, and more! Talk with students and chef instructors in both the culinary and baking and pastry programs, tour campus, and get the info you need.
    Next: To be announced

    Shadow Days

    Currently on hold. Still trying to decide about culinary school? Come spend a day with us! Attend classes, meet faculty, and connect with culinary and baking students. 

    Let us know you’re interested at We’ll let you know when we are able to safely invite guests back into our classrooms.