Experience ACI’s Food Festival on 10/10/15
Join ACI’s Instructors for Tours of the School; Participate in a 5K Fun Run; and revel in the gastronomic delights offered at this unique culinary event!
You are invited to experience the industry-leading approach of the Arizona Culinary Institute (ACI) at a Food Festival on Saturday, October 10. Culinary instructors will be giving tours of the school from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, and Admissions and Financial Aid Representatives will be on hand to answer questions from prospective students and their families.
This event represents a no-pressure way to get a taste of what it’s really like to be a chef at a school dedicated to traditional French cooking techniques, but also welcoming of Modernist Cuisine. Arizona Culinary Institute is located at 10585 North 114th Street in Scottsdale, AZ 85259 (116th Street & Shea).
Arizona Culinary Institute offers several start dates per academic calendar year. The day program has eight starts a year (about every six weeks), while ACI’s evening program has four starts per year. The next Program Start Date for both Day and Night Classes is September 28. Day Classes will begin again on November 9.
“I invite you to join us here on campus on October 10 to experience first-hand our highly individualized program that truly prepares students for the industry,” notes Arizona Culinary Institute President and Co-founder, Chef Robert Wilson. “Our students are finished in a restaurant setting in our own du Jour Restaurant, and our placement rates are unrivaled.”
Arizona Culinary Institute also invites you to arrive early, lace up your best running shoes, and join ACI employees, students, alumni, friends and family of the late Chef Glenn Humphrey as they honor his legacy at the food festival with the first annual Glenn Humphrey Memorial 5K Fun Run-Walk also on the school’s campus.
Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. in the ACI Student Parking Lot and the race starts at 8:00 a.m. There is no cost to enter the event, but there is a minimum $20 donation (per participant) required (participants may donate more if they wish), with all proceeds going toward the Glenn Humphrey Angel Fund, which provides scholarships for worthy culinarians.
Simple refreshment will be provided at check points during the event and at the finish line for all participants. Chef Christopher Wolf will also be offering a “Special Chef Chase” award. Chef Wolf will start the run five minutes after everyone else (1 minute per kilometer) in order to give everyone a head start. Any runner who beats Chef Wolf to the finish line will then receive a voucher for a free meal for two (alcohol not included) in ACI’s du Jour Restaurant.
Guests at ACI’s Food Festival will also delight in succulent food samples, and experience a diversity of culinary offerings including a job fair, Po’ Boyz BBQ Food Truck, a Farmers’ Market featuring Blue Sky Organic Farms and a bake sale benefiting No Kid Hungry. 1 in 5 kids in America struggles with hunger. It’s a national crisis that threatens our nation’s future, and our children’s.
“At the heart of ACI is a commitment to the core values of traditional French cooking, combined with modern techniques,” adds Chef Wolf. “Restaurants are hiring and now it’s a perfect time to kick-start your career in this dynamic field.”