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Accreditation

The Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management and Pastry Arts programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation.

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation accreditation

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) programmatic 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 programmatic accreditation also acts as a third-party endorser for federal funding.

To receive accreditation, a program must first submit a self-study. Then, a three-member team performs an on-site evaluation to validate the information submitted in the self-study. Next, the ACFEF Accrediting Commission, recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation, reviews the team report, along with the institution's self-study, and decides if accreditation will be granted and for how long. An initial grant can only be for three or five years.

ACF Exemplary Status SealIn February 2015 the Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management and Pastry Arts programs were awarded the ACF's Exemplary Status. The Exemplary Programs symbolize the highest educational standards recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The award is presented to programs that have proven full compliance with all ACFEFAC accreditation requirements in the last visiting team report along with excellent management of the program.

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