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.
Arizona Culinary Institute 2017 Advisory Board
Chris Nicosia Executive Chef: Sassi Restaurant
Owen Williams Executive Chef: Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Chuck Kazmer Executive Chef: Four Season’s Scottsdale
Sascha Staley Human Resources: Four Season’s Scottsdale
Jeff Weston Executive Chef: Vi at Silverstone
Christophe Mihy Executive Chef: El Chorro Lodge
Brian Contreras Executive Chef: Hyatt Regency (ACI Alumni)
Andrew Helmandollar Executive Chef: Casino Arizona
Rebekah Swift Pastry Chef: The Phoenician Resort & Spa (ACI Alumni)
Frank Ashmore Area Managing Director: Omni Resorts & Spas