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Shawn CulpNoteworthy: Culp was part of an American Culinary Federation team that won a silver medal at this year’s international culinary Olympics, Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung. He was on the U.S. regional team, which is a team of up-and-comers competing against peers at one level below the national teams.Age: 34
Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, 7:47 p.m.

Shawn Culp

Noteworthy: Culp was part of an American Culinary Federation team that won a silver medal at this year's Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung, the culinary Olympics. He was a member of the U.S. regional team, composed of up-and-comers competing one level below the national team.

Age: 34.

Residence: South Fayette.

Occupation: Culinary instructor at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Background: Before joining the Art Institute in 2011, he spent four years as an instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh. He was previously the chef at Chartiers Country Club.

Education: Culp received his culinary degree from Westmoreland County Community College in 1999.

Quote: “It was definitely an experience with memories that will last for a lifetime. It's an incredible experience, first to travel to Germany, and then to compete on that level.”

— Tim Puko

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