A Note from ACI’s Executive Chef






Greetings everyone! I hope you’re all doing your best to stay cool and comfortable during our lovely Arizona summer. I want to begin this newsletter by welcoming a new member to our team: Chef Creighton Schroeder. Chef is joining us as our Director of Education. That means that in addition to teaching when necessary, Chef Schroeder will be another layer of help for our students when it comes to the academic side of their ACI experience. He brings a deep and solid skill set, and is already making positive changes here at the school. We are very happy to have him on board.

We have officially begun planning our Second Annual Glenn Humphrey Memorial 5k Fun-run/walk. This year it will be bigger and better than last year: 2 divisions for the 5k, a 2 mile walk/dog/stroller option, and a 15k bike option! More people. More prizes. More FOOD. And, to make the day even more amazing, we’re hosting an ACI friends and family BBQ where students, alumni, and employees can come, bring their families, and celebrate the school. Food and drinks will be free, we’ll have lots of activities, and for the little ones (no not Chef Rigollet, I mean the kids) we’re planning on having a bounce house as well! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15th, and plan on being here even if you have no intention of participating in the 5k. It’s gonna be awesome.

Our next Open House is on Saturday, August 6th. We will be hosting another Culinary Bootcamp for Veterans. The response for these classes has been really great. If that sounds like something you’d like to volunteer your time to help with, please contact Chef Wolf at the school.

ACI’s Modernist Cooking Club is back in action this week, with meetings on Thursday and Saturday. I always get so excited to see what new and interesting things our members come up with. Don’t miss out!

Lastly, our partnership with the Roca Brothers from the world renowned restaurant Cellar de Can Roca is drawing near. We will be hosting them for a “Master Class” here on campus on Tuesday, August 16th. Admission is free for ACI students and alumni. We can accommodate up to 100 guests, so space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Chef Wolf at [email protected] This is going to be such an amazing, unique, and once-in-a-lifetime experience. PLEASE don’t miss out. We are unbelievably excited!

As always, you are the school’s most important asset, and we want to make sure you are aware and informed of all the things happening with the school. Please-please-please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you ever have any questions about activities on campus. You can call us at 480-603-1066, or email Chef Wolf directly at [email protected] Stay informed and don’t miss out. Even if you finished the program years ago, we still want to see you on campus to take advantage of as many opportunities as you can. Take care everyone. Happy cooking.