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Chefs: Career Facts and Statistics

If you have a true passion for cooking and crafting new recipes, why not consider a career in the culinary arts. Opportunities abound. In Pennsylvania alone, over 24,000 restaurants offer work to chefs at all levels of experience. Beyond the restaurant, chefs can work in a multitude of industries, including special Read More

Slide Show: Recipes from the American Academy of Culinary Arts

Students at PTI’s American Academy of Culinary Arts study a variety of cooking techniques, regional styles, and, of course, recipes for all occasions. Put on the toque of our Pittsburgh culinary arts students and sample recipes you can use as appetizers or finger food for events or entertaining. Read More

How to Start a Career in Culinary Arts

  The culinary arts present young men and women today with an irresistible draw. Food is an integral part of life, and for many, it is also a passion. Just as people love to eat delicious meals, others love to immerse themselves in the preparation of fresh ingredients and creation Read More

Essential Kitchen and Cooking Skills

Some people were born in the kitchen; others only visit it when it’s time to eat.  Whether you’re pursuing a culinary arts education or just trying to survive in your kitchen, everyone should have basic cooking knowledge.  And “I can make cereal” Read More

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Mardi Gras at AACA

It was just like Bourbon Street in the kitchens of the American Academy of Culinary Arts on Saturday February 21. Chef Hart and his students hosted the Chaine Des Rotisseurs society for a Mardi Gras gourmet brunch that would make any gourmand from the Big Easy proud.