Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts Programs Receive Accreditation by ACFEF

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Did you know that both Dorsey Schools’ Roseville and Waterford-Pontiac Culinary Arts Programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation?

We dare you to say that five times fast! Here’s the 4-1-1…

The “W’s” of Accreditation

Who gives the accreditation?
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF) – a professional organization for chefs and cooks, which was founded in 1929. According to their website, the ACF is the “culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs.”

What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a process by which educational programs are evaluated by an outside body that determines if professional standards are being met. It was a voluntary activity initiated by Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program, which required a rigorous evaluation.

Where is Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program accredited?
As of August 2013, both Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts programs in Michigan – Roseville and Waterford-Pontiac – are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation. Certification through the American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation demonstrates skill, knowledge, and professionalism to the food service industry.

Why is accreditation important?
A student, faculty member or alumnus has assurance at an accredited institution that he or she has received a quality education that will be recognized by other colleges and employers. This is important for current students because you can be confident that your training program meets nationally endorsed standards, and that it is accountable for achieving what it sets out to do. Alumni of Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program can be proud that their program is constantly striving to improve their reputation in the culinary industry and set new goals to challenge themselves. For faculty, accreditation provides a formal process for continual evaluation, which helps to advance Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program’s mission.

A student, faculty member or alumnus has assurance at an accredited program that he or she has received a quality education that will be recognized by other programs and employers. This is important for current students because they can be confident that the program’s training meets nationally endorsed standards, and that it is accountable for achieving what it sets out to do. Alumni of Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program can be proud that their program is constantly striving to improve their reputation in the culinary industry and set new goals to challenge themselves. For faculty, accreditation provides a formal process for continual evaluation, which helps to advance the mission of Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts program.

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