Worldchefs Welcomes Four New Education Partners Representing Culinary Training Excellence in Ecuador, Perú, Cambodia, and Hong Kong
- Worldchefs has announced the addition of four culinary education institutions from across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. Ecuador’s ITI Technologico International Universitario, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia, and CETURGH PERÚ have joined Worldchefs as Education Partners.
- Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized Schools, each Education Partner 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.
- To explore all Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner.
Paris, 23 of November 2022 – Worldchefs has announced the addition of four culinary education institutions from across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. Ecuador’s ITI Technologico International Universitario, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia, and CETURGH PERÚ have joined Worldchefs as Education Partners. The partnership unites their staff, students, and alumni with an international network of hospitality professionals charting the future of culinary education and training.
Accepted as Worldchefs Recognized Schools, each Education Partner 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.
ITI Technologico International Universitario, headquartered in Quito, is a top ranking school in Ecuador with a focus on training students for workplace readiness and business acumen. Their agile and industry-informed approach equips students to thrive in the labor market. ITI’s two-year gastronomy degree bridges creativity and imagination with professional expertise, preparing students as entrepreneurs, leaders, and technologists.
Founded in 2012, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) offers twenty innovative degree programs across three faculties. Vocationally oriented curriculums are developed with significant industry input. THEi prepares ‘Work Ready, Future Ready’ graduates through strong applied degree and professional education programs with work integrated learning. Students are engaged in active learning pedagogies including a strong focus on project-based learning involving real-world problem solving with and for local industries. THEi’s two hospitality programs, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts and Management and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel Operations Management are innovative, professional, and entrepreneurial with a commitment to sustainability.
The Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia (ACAC) offers its students a hospitality curriculum in alignment with ASEAN standards and accreditation by the Swiss Hotel Management School Luzerne (SHL). Their two-year diploma program provides students with the skills and connections to succeed in the professional world. ACAC’s approach balances craft-based learning with theory lessons, helping students to develop a solid foundation to accelerate their future career path. ACAC maintains a strong network with industry decision-makers in Cambodia and abroad, providing students and alumni with a wide range of opportunities for internships and guaranteed job placements upon graduation. The Academy’s dynamic faculty, facilities, and atmosphere, coupled with a commitment to quality and productivity ensures students are equipped to enter a fascinating and rewarding profession and become part of a fast-changing, innovative industry.
CETURGH PERÚ is the only institute of gastronomy, hospitality, and tourism in the Piura region of Perú. CETURGH’s considers their students as ambassadors both domestically and abroad, with a special focus on international experience as an essential part of education. CETURGH provides their students with the tools and opportunities for travel, with internships and specialized programs in partnership universities and professional placements around the world. With strong values towards freedom of thought, equity, social responsibility, quality, honesty, tolerance, and solidarity, CETURGH is developing the next generation of industry ambassadors at national and international levels, with six unique programs.
“Worldchefs is proud to welcome these fantastic training institutions to our international network,” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together we share a vision to prepare the future leaders of the industry and help to take their skills global. We look forward to fruitful collaborations with each of our new Education Partners, working together to inspire a bright future for their faculty and students.”
To explore all Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner.
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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.
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