Author Archive

  • 08
  • Apr2021

Instructor Profile 2021

Instructor Profile 2021
Hi there! I’m Chef Erin Coopey, the Director of Education at Arizona Culinary Institute. I teach Food and Beverage Management and Career Development. I’ve always loved cooking and entertaining, but I came to the professional culinary world in a round-about way. While attending university, I worked as a singing waitress and later as a server in

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  • 01
  • Apr2021

Instructor Profile 2021

Instructor Profile 2021
Hello!  I am Chef Tyler Romine and I teach Basic Culinary Arts at Arizona Culinary Institute.  My passion for the industry traces all the way back to my early childhood days.  My first memories in the kitchen are of helping my mother with dinner preparations at the ripe old age of 3.  I knew early on

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  • 23
  • Mar2021

A Note from the Executive Chef March 2021

A Note from the Executive Chef March 2021
Hello everyone!  Chef Wolf here, just doing a quick check-in.  Things here on campus are going really well, and hopefully things out there are looking up as well.  The only thing I really want to talk about is that there are a LOT of employers that are actively looking to hire cooks/chefs right now.  As things

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  • 03
  • Mar2021

Instructor Profile 2021

Instructor Profile 2021
Hello Fellow Culinarian Lovers! I am Chef Janet Walter, an instructor at Arizona Culinary Institute. I have been in the restaurant business all of my life. Whether I worked, managed, or owned, my passion and love for the industry wouldn’t let me do anything else. I am a 2003 graduate of ACI. I feel this initial

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  • 03
  • Mar2021

ACI Chef Ideas 2021

ACI Chef Ideas 2021
Ghost Kitchens - Trend Spotting in the Covid Era Chef Erin Coopey, Arizona Culinary Institutes Director of Education One of the top trends in the culinary world this year is Ghost Kitchens. As the pandemic forced closures of indoor dining spaces, chefs began pivoting to delivery as a way to stay afloat. Many restauranteurs are focusing

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