EASTERN Instructor Spotlight: Hayley Granacher

Hayley Granacher has been selected as Culinary Arts Instructor for Eastern Center for Arts HayleyGranacherand Technology (EASTERN) beginning September 2015. Granacher joined EASTERN in 2013, as a Culinary Arts Instructional Aide, in which she assisted the Culinary Arts instructors during lessons, taught baking and pastry arts, and worked with students who were in need of additional support. In her role as Culinary Arts Instructor, she will co-teach and plan yearly curriculum with Chef Gary Albert.

In addition to her teaching position at EASTERN, Granacher also works at Top of the Hill Cafe and Bredenbeck’s Bakery, both located in Philadelphia. Prior to EASTERN, Granacher was a substitute Culinary Arts Instructor at North Montco Technical Career Center.

“I am really looking forward to my new role as a Culinary Arts Instructor,” said Granacher. “Baking and teaching are my two passions, so this is a great opportunity for me. Working as the Culinary Arts Instructional Aide for the past two years has really prepared me for this next step.”

Granacher received her Associate of Applied Science at the Pennsylvania College of Technology School of Hospitality, majoring in Baking and Pastry Arts, and she received her Bachelor of Science from Penn State University’s College of Education, majoring in Workforce Education and Development.

EASTERN’s Culinary Arts program enables students to acquire a variety of skills including soup and sauce preparation, preparation of meat, fish and poultry entrees, baking, kitchen sanitation, purchasing and inventory controls.

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