Program Advisory Board

Arizona Culinary Institute is required by our accrediting body the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) to have a Program Advisory Committee (PAC). The “PAC” is to be made up of a mix of industry professionals, employers, alumni or educators. The goal of the committee is to make recommendations to ACI in the following areas; facilities, curriculum, educational materials, interns and current industry trends.

Arizona Culinary Institute will then review the recommendations from the PAC and implement any necessary changes needed for its diploma program.

Arizona Culinary Institute 2021 Advisory Board


Michelle Jacob – General Manager, Gertrudes Restaurant
Andrew Helmandollar-Executive Chef, Casino Arizona
Roy Pell – Executive Pastry Chef, We Ko Pa Casino
Jeremy Pacheco – Executive Chef, Genuine Concepts
Graham Quayle –  Executive Chef, We Ko Pa Casino
Alex Robinson – Executive Chef, Westin Hotels
Michael Rusconi – Executive Chef/Owner, Rusconi’s American Kitchen
Rich Hinajosa – Executive Chef, Crujiente Tacos
Thomas Riordan – Executive Chef,  Sheraton Grande at Wild Horse Pass
Jeff Weston – Executive Chef, Vi at Silverstone