News & Events

  • 19
  • Jul2010

Getting Fresh

Going green has been a trend that has gained a huge following, and a ton of momentum in the last few years.  Recently, going green has expanded to encompass everything from sustainability to health.  The Slow Food Movement has been the lead in promoting sustainable food production and awareness of “at risk” food.  The Slow Food

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  • 17
  • Jul2010

ACI | Fabricating Fish

Here is a sneak peek inside ACI's Meat Fabrication and Saucier class, taught by Chef Siam. In this video, he gives the students step by step instructions on how to get the best cuts of filet out of a whole grouper fish. Enjoy! ACI | Fabricating Grouper

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  • 15
  • Jul2010

3 ACI Students Selected to Compete in the Minor’s Chef Challenge

Today 10 finalists were selected to compete on July 31, 2010 in the Minors 100% Natural Chefs Challenge. Of the 10 finalists 3 were selected from ACI. Honors Graduate Faith Wipperman, Current student Renatta Sanchez and November 2010 Student Justin Richardson. They will compete with 7 other chefs in their chance to win $1000. Grand Prize.

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  • 15
  • Jul2010

ACI’s Management and Hospitality Hosts Special Guests

On Monday 7,13,2010 the ACI Management Class enjoyed lunch in du Jour Restaurant. As part of their curriculum they have to write a critique on their experience. They also were joined by special guests Keith Underwood, former general manager of Phoenix Country Club and Urs Schwank, former General Manager of luxury hotel.

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  • 15
  • Jul2010

ACI students tour Passport Coffee Roasters of Arizona

The ACI management class toured the Passport Coffee Roasters of Arizona facility. They are certified Organic Coffee Processor and the leading roaster of premium gourmet coffee in the state.  The students learned about tea and tea blends as well as espresso and cappuccino making.  The du Jour restaurant features the Swiss blend and Tropicana tea from

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  • 14
  • Jul2010

ACI To Form New Junior Competition Culinary Team

Arizona Culinary Institute is in the process of forming the 2010-2011 Junior Competition Culinary Team. Coached by Chef Philip Sayre CEC, CCE, WCI, CPI. and managed by Chef Glenn Humphrey CEC, CCE. Candidates will be selected after a cooking tryout that will take place in the upcoming weeks. This Culinary Team will then compete at American

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  • 08
  • Jul2010

ACI | Pastry Projects

Tuesday July 6th marked the first day of new culinary classes at ACI. By day three of culinary school, students were already creating astounding edible creations. Here are some photos from the Advanced Pastry class where Chef Meyer is instructing the new students how to pull sugar and decorate cakes like a pro! [gallery]

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  • 07
  • Jul2010

Chef Spotlight | Bruce Sandground

Bruce Sandground is the newest instructor at Arizona Culinary Institute, and quite possibly the most different. He is easily spotted at the school, just look for the only instructor wearing a tie instead of a white jacket. Bruce started teaching Hospitality Management, Nutrition, and Wines at ACI just in April 2010, and has already made quite

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