Arizona Culinary Institute is required by our accrediting body the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) to have a Program Advisory Committee (PAC). The “PAC” is to be made up of a mix of industry professionals, employers, alumni or educators. The goal of the committee is to make recommendations to ACI in the following areas; facilities, curriculum, educational materials, interns and current industry trends.

Arizona Culinary Institute will then review the recommendations from the PAC and implement any necessary changes needed for its diploma program.

2014 Program Advisory Committee

Committee Chairman
Mel Mecinas
Executive Chef
Four Seasons Resort

Occupational Specialist
Gregory Wiener
Executive Chef
The Buttes Resort

Frank Caputo
Executive Chef
American Cancer Treatment Center

James Ducas
Executive Chef
Lon’s at The Hermosa

Silvana Salcido Esparza
Executive Chef/Owner
Barrio Café

Tom Freimuth
Executive Chef
Talking Stick Resort

Lee Hillson
Executive Sous Chef
The Phoenician Resort

Charles Kassels
Executive Chef
El Chorro Lodge

Beau MacMillan
Executive Chef

Gordon Maybury
Executive Chef
The Arizona Biltmore

Lenard Rubin
Executive Chef
The Country Club at DC Ranch