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Worldchefs Welcomes Auburn University as Education Partner

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28th April 2022

Worldchefs Welcomes Auburn University as Education Partner

  • The Auburn University and their Culinary Science program, a study option in the Hospitality Management degree program in the College of Human Sciences, has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner.
  • Auburn University has been accepted as a Recognized School and is a part the landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program officially recognizing educational institutions with a commitment to the highest standards in culinary education.
  • The Auburn University Culinary Science program is one of six educational programs in the United States offering Worldchefs Global Hospitality Certification to help students and alumni build a career pathway in culinary arts.

Paris, 28 of April 2022 – The Auburn University and their Culinary Science program, a study option in the Hospitality Management degree program in the College of Human Sciences, has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner. The partnership unites Auburn University with an international network of hospitality educators leading the future of culinary education and training.

Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized School, the Auburn Culinary Science option fulfills the criteria for the Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program. Launched in 2010, the landmark Recognition of Quality Culinary Education officially recognizes educational institutions committed to the highest standards in culinary education. Recognized Schools represent excellence in culinary education on a global scale. 

The Auburn Culinary Science option trains students in food production and service by emphasizing industry safety standards, culinary knowledge and hands-on experience, sustainability, foodservice management, and global cuisines. Traynor said the addition of the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, opening fall 2022, will further establish Auburn University as a global leader in culinary education.

The Auburn University Culinary Science program is also one of six educational programs in the United States offering Worldchefs Global Hospitality Certification. Mark Traynor, associate professor and Culinary Science program coordinator at Auburn, said Worldchefs recognition coupled with Global Hospitality Certification will elevate Auburn’s program in the global market and connect students with international opportunities.

“This prestigious award acknowledges the past and current effort we have put into providing high-quality culinary education at Auburn University. Moreover, it recognizes the university’s commitment to excellence in culinary education moving forward,” Traynor said. “Now that our curriculum is certified by the World Association of Chefs Societies, our students can be assessed for professional certifications that recognize their individual skills. In addition, this certification provides a platform for our students to be internationally visible and connected with potential international employers.”

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome Auburn University as an Education Partner. The school’s mission, mentorship, and dedication to service is matched by their reputation for producing high-quality graduates ready to flourish in global hospitality,” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together we share a vision for empowering the next generation of industry leaders through learning environments that inspire, inform, and prepare the future leaders of the industry.”

To learn more about Culinary Science at Auburn University and to explore all Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner

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ABOUT WORLDCHEFS

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculum, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the world through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

For more information about Worldchefs, visit us at www.worldchefs.org.

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