Alaska Culinary Academy


Department Information
Department Head: 
Elizabeth Johnston
(907) 224-6108

The Alaska Culinary Academy at AVTEC has a long-standing reputation for providing skilled, creative cooks and bakers for the hospitality industry. The demand for trained, qualified professionals far exceeds supply and the job prospects for graduates are excellent.

The Culinary Academy is proudly accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission (ACF). This guarantees prospective students that AVTEC's program has met the highest standards for program, staff and facilities—the same standards met by top programs all over the United States.

Our program is designed for more than just getting a job but to give our graduates the skills they need to advance into kitchen, bakery, and restaurant management. Yes, cooking is creative and people oriented, but it is also a business. You need expertise in budgeting, purchasing, personnel management and menu planning to be successful. 

The Alaska Culinary Academy’s program is equal to the top programs in the nation!

Department Members: 
Elizabeth Johnston
(907) 224-6108
  • Department Head
  • Pastry Arts Instructor
  • A.A. Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University
  • Certificate du Patisserie, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France
  • A.C.F. Certified Culinary Educator
  • A.C.F. Certified Executive Pastry Chef
  • Certified TAMS Instructor
  • A.C.F. Approved Practical Examiner
  • Alaska Culinary Association Chef of the Year, 2011
Allen Faigin
(907) 224-6107
  • Culinary Arts Instructor
  • B.S. Philosophy, University of Oregon
  • Professional Chefs Certification, California Culinary Academy
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