Please join the
Academy of Culinary Arts in congratulating faculty and staff who recently earned professional certifications and appointments from the American Culinary Federation and the National Restaurant Association.
From the American Culinary Federation:
The CEC designation was awarded to Culinary Arts faculty members and alumni:
The CEC certification identifies chefs who have demonstrated a level of culinary competence and expertise through their education, work experience, culinary knowledge, and skills that is consistent with the executive chef level.
The CCE designation was awarded to Culinary Arts faculty member:
Certified culinary educators are advanced-degree culinary chef professionals with industry experience who have demonstrated a standard of culinary competence and expertise through education, experience, knowledge, and skills consistent with the postsecondary culinary educator level.
Status as approved certification evaluator was granted to Culinary Arts faculty member:
Chef Nutter will served on evaluation teams to administer ACF practical examinations and ensure the evaluation of culinary skill proficiency testing meets approved ACF guidelines and requirements.
Elected to serve on the team is Culinary Arts faculty member and department chairperson:
Chef Pike will participate in visits to post-secondary institutions to determine whether programs meet or exceed the standards of quality set by the ACFEF Commission. Accreditation is based on the successful outcome of the on-site evaluation.
From the National Restaurant Association:
FMP certification was awarded to culinary admissions counselor and IUP alumnus:
FMP certification “recognizes exceptional managers and supervisors who have achieved the high level of knowledge, experience, and professionalism that is most valued by the restaurant industry.”
American Culinary Federation is the “leading industry association in North America among chefs and restaurateurs.” The Academy of Culinary Arts is accredited through the ACF Education Foundation, and all academy programs are designated Exemplary.
National Restaurant Association is the “largest foodservice trade association in the world.”