News & Events

  • 23
  • Sep2010

Student Profile | Rebekah Quintero

Rebekah Quintero began classes at Arizona Culinary Institute in July. You may have noticed her as our student caretaker of the ACI Herb Garden or volunteering for any number of projects. Rebekah is 19 years old, and she and her husband have a 1 ½ year old daughter. She was home schooled throughout junior high and

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  • 17
  • Sep2010

ACI | Molecular Gastronomy Class

Chef Christopher Wolf, CCC, CCE  instructed a “sold out” Molecular Gastronomy class to students on Saturday, September 11th. Students worked with liquid nitrogen to form both savory and sweet “dippin dot” style frozen treats. The also experimented with spherification by making faux caviar and bombes. Tapioca maltodextrin was used to make a variety of sweet/savory “powders”.

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  • 17
  • Sep2010

ACI Celebrates Constitution Day

On September 17, 2010 Arizona Culinary Institute’s staff and students enjoyed celebrating Constitution Day. For those of you who may not be familiar with this national holiday, it is a day for Americans to appreciate and celebrate the constitution, which has long been hailed as one of the most impressive and comprehensive governmental documents. September 17

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  • 08
  • Sep2010

ACI Newsletter Ala Minute

You can now download the latest ACI Newsletter here alaminute 12-2010

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  • 31
  • Aug2010

AM Managment Class | Hosts local Dairy Farm

ACI had the pleasure of a visit by Farmer Casey Stechnij of Superstition Farms and Chef Jennifer Johnson of Udder Delights (Superstition Farms’ kitchen). Superstition Farms is a dairy farm . . Casey and Jennifer brought delicious samples from their famous ice cream bar, Udder Delights, for the students and staff to sample. Their mission is

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  • 23
  • Aug2010

PM Nutrition Class | Vegetarian Ravioli

ACI PM Student Jeff Vegso demonstrates (in the photos)  making TVP (Texturized Vegetable Protein) Raviolis in the Kitchen Portion of our Nutrition class. TVP is a vegetarian protein that the students made into mock “Italian sausage” for the ravioli filling. Making fresh pasta is one of the many exciting skills you will learn at Arizona Culinary.[gallery

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  • 23
  • Aug2010

Advanced Baking Projects | Week 1

It’s amazing to see the projects that students have made in the Advanced Pastry Department after only one week ! Kevin Fallscheer made this great fall themed wedding cake and Robin Carlson made a cake that could be used as a wedding or baby shower cake,[gallery link="file"]

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  • 19
  • Aug2010

ACI Students visit Local Winery and Creamery

Students from Chef Wolf’s Basics class took a fieldtrip to Page Springs Cellars near Cottonwood, Arizona  and to Fossil Creek Creamery in Strawberry, Arizona last Sunday. The first stop was the winery, where students were treated to a tasting of “members only” wines. Afterwards, the group made their way over to Fossil Creek Creamery. The owners

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  • 17
  • Aug2010

2010 | Minors 100% Natural Chef Contest Results

Congratulations to four ACI students and alumnae for placing in the top ten finalists for the Nestle’s Professional- Minor’s 100% Natural Chef Contest. The competition took place on July 31st here in  the Arizona Culinary kitchens. Over $3,300 in prize money was awarded . 2nd place- Cord Chatham ’06 Grad- L’Auberge Sedona 3rd place- Faith Wipperman

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  • 16
  • Aug2010

New Basic Culinary Arts Class 8/16/2010

Excitement is in the air as the Arizona Culinary welcomed it’s newest class of future chefs. Students received their culinary kits, complete with a set of Dexter-Russell knives so that they can begin cooking as soon as tomorrow.  No need to wait 8-12 weeks to start cooking at ACI! Chefs Wolf and Sayre (Basics instructors) gave

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