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08/20/23 @ 4:00-7:00 PM - ICASI presents Cleveland's Top Chefs

Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience where you will indulge in a variety of tasting plates prepared by some of the most talented chefs in the area.

Over a dozen chefs including Dante Boccuzzi (Dante); Paul Minnillo & Matt Mytro (Flour); John Stropki (Cru Uncorked) Carl Quagliata (Giovanni’s); Terry Bell (Cav’s Executive Chef); Dave Gromelski (Sara’s Place); Talia Trovato & Hedy Pastran (Coppia); Ismail Samad (Wake Robin Fermented Foods & Loiter); Eric Wells (Skye LaRae’s Culinary Services); Kelli Hanley Potts & Erin O’Connor (Cleveland Field & Kitchen); Kristen Barnes (Sweet Bean); Michael Stefan Czech (BBQ); Mia Humphrey (Culinary by Design); Kevin Keough (Kevin is Always Mixing) and more.

These chefs are donating their time and talent to help raise much needed scholarship funds for students to pursue their dream of becoming a chef in the Culinary and Pastry Arts, despite their economic status.

This is an all-volunteer event benefiting The International Culinary Arts & Sciences Institute Scholarship Fund, Inc. which is a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity with a Tax ID for deduction purposes.

Tasting Plates and Sweet Treats Brix Chocolate Wine Pairing Specialty Cocktails, Wine & Beer Bourbon Tasting Bar Music Complimentary Valet Parking Raffle Tickets (no need to be present to win):
• Gastronomic Tour of Sicily for Two, seven nights: Palermo, Erice, Cefalù, Segesta, Agrigento, Syracuse, Taormina, with cooking classes and more! 10K value! (Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2024) $100 per ticket (limited number available)
• "In The Kitchen with Loretta Paganini" private cooking class dinner for 12 at her cooking school. $50 per ticket or 3/$125
• " In YOUR Kitchen with Chef Tim McCoy" private BBQ or Sushi cooking class dinner for 12 at your home or backyard. $50 per ticket or 3/$125
• Fully stocked Booze Bar Cart. $20 per ticket
• "Dine Around Cleveland" Gift Card Baskets. $20 per ticket $150 per person ($100 tax deductible)

Go to and search for Cleveland’s Top Chefs. Tickets are limited so get yours before it sells out! Call 440-729-1110 for raffle tickets & event information

07/25/18 @ 5:00 PM - ICASI Social

Have you ever wondered what it is like to pursue a culinary education? Or taste food made by the professional chefs that teach the classes?
Join us on July 25th from 5 PM to 8 PM and enjoy some free food and tours from staff with the International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute, ICASI.
Classes for Fall start in September, and application deadlines are at the end of the month. Start your education today, and you could be graduated with your certificate in the culinary or pastry arts by the end of March, following your passion. Job placement is available.
See you on the 25th!!

11/03/18 @ 6:30 PM - Recipe for Success ICASI Scholarship Dinner

Dear Friends,
The International Culinary Arts and Sciences Institute, ICASI, will once again host the Recipe for Success scholarship dinner on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm. This will be an evening of fun and fantastic food dedicated to raising funds for the ICASI Scholarship Fund, Inc., an independent non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that provides scholarship awards for deserving current and incoming culinary and pastry students. Since 2010, the ICASI Scholarship Fund, Inc. has distributed over 25 tuition grants to students pursuing their dreams of establishing culinary and pastry careers. That evening, we will have a raffle for a Trip to Italy for two. Take a culinary journey with Loretta Paganini on our Harvest Tour: September 12-21, 2019. The 8 night tour to Piedmont, Liguria & Tuscany regions are a once in a lifetime trip. This is a $12,000 value. You do not have to be present to win but hope you will be able to join us that evening and help make this event a success.
The cost of the raffle ticket is $100 each and can be purchased at LPSC by calling 440-729-1110. Purchase a raffle ticket today and help students achieve their dream goal of becoming a chef. Proceeds benefit the ICASI Scholarship Fund and its mission to providing scholarship funds to students seeking a career in the Culinary and Pastry Arts.
Thank you in advance for your support.

11/25/17 - Join us for Small Business Saturday

It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us.

Fox 8 News in the Morning 03/22/2017

Stefanie Paganini cooking Fresh Asian Tuna Steak with Grilled Vegetables

Live on Lakeside 03/20/2017

Loretta Paganini cooking Chicken Scaloppini Primavera

We've has been voted one of America’s top 25 places to take a cooking class!

LPSC featured on!
Chesterland chef Loretta Paganini takes Christmas dinner menu from her native Italy
By Debbi Snook, The Plain Dealer

While our Thanksgiving dinners are trussed up in American traditions, Christmas leaves a little wiggle room for overseas adventure. If you aren't already wedded to your usual ham, fish or another turkey, anything goes – as long as it sparkles. Add an ethnic twist – let's say Italian – and you can plunge into the colorful, flavorful feasts of another culture. And so it went in a recent demonstration class given by Loretta Paganini, the Bologna-born founder of a Chesterland cooking school bearing her name, and, more recently, her professional academy, ICASI, one of only a handful of schools in Ohio offering professional certification...

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