Graduate Success Archives

  • 07
  • Jul2023

ACI Graduate Success: Sorelle Sisters Bring Nostalgia to Life with Sweet Artisanal Offerings

ACI Graduate Success: Sorelle Sisters Bring Nostalgia to Life with Sweet Artisanal Offerings
At ACI, we empower graduates to follow their culinary passions wherever they lead. For sisters Melissa and Samantha Sorelle, that meant launching artisanal bakery pop-up Sorelle, bringing a taste of nostalgia to Phoenix farmers markets and pop-ups. Melissa graduated from ACI in 2017 before honing her skills with acclaimed local chefs like Kevin Binkley. Now she

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  • 19
  • Jun2023

ACI Graduate Success: Justin Pioche Garners 2022 James Beard Award Recognition

ACI Graduate Success: Justin Pioche Garners 2022 James Beard Award Recognition
At ACI, we empower students like Justin Pioche to celebrate their heritage through food. Chef Pioche, ACI class of 2014, garnered 2022 James Beard Award recognition for his Navajo-inspired catering and pop-ups. His Pioche Food Group pays homage to Navajo culture and ingredients across the Four Corners region. It's a long way from ACI externships, but

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  • 19
  • May2023

ACI Graduate Success: Cord Chatham at Seasons, Seven Canyons

ACI Graduate Success:  Cord Chatham at Seasons, Seven Canyons
Nestled amidst Sedona's majestic red rocks and the expansive Coconino National Forest, Seven Canyons presents more than a luxurious golf retreat; it offers an unparalleled dining experience at the newly unveiled Seasons at Seven Canyons. With renovations enhancing its Southwest charm, Seasons introduces guests to a world where cuisine and nature blend seamlessly. The restaurant's design—a

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