Industry News | January 30, 2010

13 Recieve ACFEF Accreditation

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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.