Graduate Success Archives

  • 24
  • Jan2024

ACI Alumna Cristina Brogan: Crafting Culinary Fusion at Four Chimneys

ACI Alumna Cristina Brogan: Crafting Culinary Fusion at Four Chimneys
ACI Graduate, Sous Chef Cristina Brogan, left, and Executive Chef Daniel Jackson. Photo: Manchester Journal by Anne Archer-Journal correspondent In the heart of Bennington, where culinary traditions meet innovation, ACI graduate Sous Chef Cristina Brogan is infusing her passion and expertise into the esteemed dishes at Four Chimneys Inn Restaurant. Together with Executive Chef Daniel Jackson, they

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  • 19
  • Dec2023

ACI Graduate Success: Q&A with Sadye Auren, Sadye Gourmet Personal Chef

ACI Graduate Success: Q&A with Sadye Auren, Sadye Gourmet Personal Chef
From the bustling kitchens of the ACI to the intimate dining rooms of private homes, Chef Sadye Auren has embarked on a culinary journey that’s as rich in flavor as it is in passion. Graduating from ACI has not just been a milestone; it's been the beginning of a savory adventure. Chef Sadye's personal chef services

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  • 01
  • Nov2023

ACI Graduate Success: David Brito Shines as Executive Chef at Wrigley Mansion

ACI Graduate Success: David Brito Shines as Executive Chef at Wrigley Mansion
At just 27, ACI alumnus David Brito is the executive chef at Geordie’s at the Wrigley Mansion, bringing a vibrant fusion of heritage and haute cuisine to Phoenix. A former student at Cesar Chavez High School, Chef Brito's culinary spark was ignited by television chefs and his uncle's camaraderie in chain restaurants. After graduating from ACI

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  • 16
  • Sep2023

ACI Graduate Success: Alumni Lands Spot on Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants 2023

ACI Graduate Success: Alumni Lands Spot on Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants 2023
At ACI, we train students to bring ambition and creativity to Phoenix's dynamic dining scene. That spirit shines at hot new Mexican spot Chilte, recently named one of Bon Appétit's Best New Restaurants of 2023. Helmed by former NFL player ACI alum Chef Lawrence Smith, Chilte brings lively pastels and adventurous tacos to a retro motel

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  • 10
  • Jul2023

ACI Graduate Success: Executive Chef Russell LaCasce at Iconic Valley Ho

ACI Graduate Success: Executive Chef Russell LaCasce at Iconic Valley Ho
At ACI, we set students up for success at Arizona’s top resorts and restaurants. That foundation shines at Scottsdale’s legendary Valley Ho hotel, where ACI alum Executive Chef Russell LaCasce crafts seasonal delights at the landmark property. Chef LaCasce graduated from ACI in 2005 before working his way up renowned local kitchens. Now he leads Valley

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