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ACA Receives American Culinary Federation Accreditation Renewal

The Academy of Culinary Arts received renewal programmatic accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission in July.

ACF accreditation assures the Academy’s programs in Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry meet the standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum and student services.

“Renewal of our American Culinary Federation accreditation confirms our efforts in providing an excellent education to our students. It provides national recognition of our program and allows our graduates to apply for certification as culinarians,” said Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the ACA.

To receive accreditation, the Academy submitted a self-study and participated in an on-site evaluation of the school in April by a three-person team. The Accrediting Commission reviewed the team report, along with the institution’s self-study, and renewed accreditation to the ACA through June 30, 2014.