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Worldchefs Welcomes Detroit Institute of Gastronomy as Education Partner

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30th March 2022

Worldchefs Welcomes the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy as Education Partner

  • A leader in culinary apprentice programs, the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner.
  • The Institute 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.
  • With a comprehensive hands-on approach, the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy couples online learning with on-the-job experience, offering a network of approved placements with industry partners to support and empower student achievements in knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Paris, 30 of March 2022 – The Detroit Institute of Gastronomy (DIG) has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner. The partnership unites the Michigan-based and U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprentice Program with an international network of hospitality educators leading the future of culinary education and training.

Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized School, the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy 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 Detroit Institute of Gastronomy culinary arts program is a comprehensive hands-on program designed to expand the student’s understanding of cooking and gastronomy through apprenticeship. With industry partners, the Institute leads the way in preparing students by supporting and empowering their achievement of knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Coupling online education with real-world experience, DIG creates opportunities in the industry with quality on-the-job learning. The “learn while you earn” motto and model provides students with career-building support for experienced mentors and approved job placement to teach culinary skills.

Building productive culinary careers with a competitive edge, the Institute’s results are realized in students and alumni who contribute to their community, continue lifelong learning and become global citizens.

Students can also earn up to seven globally recognized certifications and credentials through the program, giving alumni a competitive edge in the workplace and building a progressive path for continuing education and career growth.

“Worldchefs is proud to welcome the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy as an Education Partner. DIG’s commitment to accessible, student-centered, and globally minded culinary education complements Worldchefs’ vision to strengthen opportunities and provide industry-recognized skills,” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “DIG and all Worldchefs Education Partners play a crucial role in fostering industry leaders.”

To learn more about the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy, visit

To learn more about Worldchefs Education Partners, visit



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 curriculums, 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

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