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    13 Recieve ACFEF Accreditation

  • Industry News January 30, 2010

    Postsecondary culinary programs at 13 schools across the United States received initial and renewal programmatic accreditation by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) at the Accrediting Commission meeting earlier this month in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    “The Commission evaluates faculty, curriculum, facilities, student services, and administrative capability to ensure that the program promotes successful student outcomes,” says David Pantone, CEC, CEPC, CCE, AAC, and ACFEF Accrediting Commission chair. “We are proud to recognize these programs as ACFEF accredited.”

    Programs at the following schools received American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) programmatic accreditation:

    1. Alaska Vocational Technical Center, Seward, Alaska

    Renewal accreditation program: Certificate in Professional Cooking and Baking

    2. The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona

    Initial accreditation programs: AAS degree in Baking and Pastry; BA degree in Culinary Management

    Renewal accreditation program: AAS degree in Culinary Arts

    3. The International Culinary School at the Colorado Institute of Art, Denver

    Renewal accreditation program: AAS degree in Culinary Arts

    4. First Coast Technical College, St. Augustine, Florida

    Renewal accreditation program: Certificate in Culinary Operations

    5. The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

    Initial accreditation program: BA degree in Culinary Management

    6. The Chef’s Academy at Harrison College, Indianapolis

    Initial accreditation programs: AAS degree in Culinary Arts; AAS degree in Pastry Arts

    7. East Central College, Union, Missouri

    Renewal accreditation program: AAS degree in Culinary Arts

    8. L’Ecole Culinaire, St. Louis

    Initial accreditation program: AOS degree in Culinary Arts; Diploma in Culinary Essentials

    9. The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

    Initial accreditation program: BA degree in Culinary Management

    Renewal accreditation program: AAS degree in Culinary Arts

    10. The Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts, a Division of YTI Career Institute, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    Initial accreditation programs: ASB degree in Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management; Diploma in Pastry Arts

    11. Culinary Institute of Virginia, Norfolk, Virginia

    Initial accreditation programs: AAS degree in Culinary Arts; Diploma in Culinary Arts

    12. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Virginia

    Renewal accreditation program: AAS degree in Culinary Arts

    13. Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, Washington

    Renewal accreditation programs: AOS degree in Culinary Arts; Certificate in Culinary Arts; Certificate in Pastry Arts

    American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) accreditation assures that a program is meeting at least a minimum amount of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum, and student services. Accreditation creates public trust by ensuring that the program follows established standards, has accountability and credibility standards, and maintains a high level of professionalism and up-to-date practices. ACFEF accreditation also acts as a third-party endorser for federal funding.