Worldchefs has welcomed six new Education Partners representing culinary training excellence in Bulgaria, Canada, Spain, Pakistan, India, and the Dominican Republic.
- Worldchefs has announced the addition of six culinary education institutions representing excellence in culinary training across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. Bulgaria’s HRC Culinary Academy, Canada’s Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Spain’s Be Chef Pastry School, Pakistan’s Superior University of Culinary Arts, India’s Superior University School of Culinary Arts and Food Consulate, and the Dominican Republic’s Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra 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, 21 of August 2023 – Worldchefs has announced the addition of six culinary education institutions from across the globe as part of the celebrated Quality Culinary Education Program. HRC Culinary Academy, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Be Chef Pastry School, Superior University of Culinary Arts, Superior University School of Culinary Arts and Food Consulate, and Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra 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.
HRC CUlinary academy
Founded in 2007, HRC Culinary Academy has trained over 800 students through its 2-year Culinary Arts course and a comprehensive 3-semester program in Hospitality Innovation and Management. With an affordable, high-quality culinary education and cutting-edge facilities in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia, students have access to state-of-the-art kitchen labs, a demo theatre, and the signature teaching restaurant Talents, all complemented by the campus hotel, Kitchen 59, offering student rooms with a vibrant ambiance and the exclusive luxury of a rooftop swimming pool. The program presents students with the opportunity to study abroad, with paid internships in the USA and elsewhere, averaging USD 2,500 per month. Accredited by the American Culinary Federation and the World Association of Chefs’ Societies, the Academy’s diploma provides a job placement guarantee within 6 months of graduation. The HRC Academy Foundation supports students through a robust scholarship program, welcoming applications from aspiring individuals across the globe year-round. Discover student and alumni testimonials here.
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s (NAIT) Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies has been providing skilled graduates to the hospitality industry for more than 40 years. More than 500 students a year through its full-time and apprenticeship programs. The Hokanson Chef in Residence program provides NAIT students with the rare opportunity to learn first-hand from some of the best chefs in the world. The school’s training restaurant, Ernest’s Dining Room at NAIT, has been voted one of Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants. NAIT’s newest research facility will focus on the polytechnic’s long-standing expertise in culinary arts, with six high-tech kitchen stations to advance food product research and development.
BE chef pastry school
Be Chef Pastry School, provides a practical course in pastry arts, just 20 minutes from the center of Barcelona. Be Chef’s one-month intensive program is designed to propel individuals into the realm of professional pastry or enhance culinary expertise. Pastry Masters provide foundational training through hands-on sessions and a small class size of 10 students for personalized attention. The course also provides post-training access to the school’s online platform, featuring 120 hours of instructional pastry video content, ensuring continuous learning. Prospective students can arrange to visit the school’s facilities and personally meet the chef instructors, or organize a video call.
Superior University’s School of Culinary Arts in Punjab, Pakistan offers specialized courses for a rewarding and fulfilling experience in food connoisseurship. Tailored to meet the rising demands of the contemporary culinary and hospitality industry, the School’s programs are informed by a commitment to forward Pakistan’s cultural and economic position. Offering beginner to expert-level courses, students of the School of Culinary Arts are trained and taught by internationally acclaimed chefs through practice sessions, demonstrations, and theoretical courses. Learn more about their BS Culinary Arts Management, 12-week Diploma in Culinary Arts, and Certification programs here.
Food Consulate – Academy for Excellence in Baking Science and Pastry Arts was established in 2015, and quickly earned recognition as an Authorized Center for City & Guilds, delivering a Diploma Program in Baking & Patisserie. Food Consulate is also an affiliated training partner of the Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council, supported by the Indian government’s Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship & Ministry of Tourism. Beyond its Diploma Program, the Academy extends its expertise to entrepreneurs and F&B professionals, offering international curriculum-based programs in a state-of-the-art kitchen with chef instructors from around the globe. Striving for continuous improvement, the Academy aims to position India as a prominent destination for mastering bakery science and pastry arts. Learn more about the Food Consultate’s courses here.
pontificia universidad catolica madre y maestra
Dominican Republic’s Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Técnico Superior Artes (TEP) Culinarias program delves into the expansive realm of gastronomy, providing training not only in the technical aspects of food preparation but also in its aesthetic, artistic, and cultural dimensions. This includes integrating health, nutrition, and entrepreneurship, allowing for the creation of innovative and creative culinary concepts that cater to the evolving demands of the professional landscape. Students receive the tools and expertise to amplify their skills and capabilities, empowering them to forge their own unique path. Upon program completion, graduates are conferred a degree by PUCMM and accredited by MESCYT, with the possibility of credit transfer for further academic pursuits. The program boasts a high demand within the industry, ensuring swift integration into the job market. Notably, 90% of TEP graduates find quality employment upon program completion.
“Worldchefs is proud to welcome this new group of outstanding training institutions to our international network.” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together we share a vision for the future leaders of the industry, promoting a holistic F&B industry through the sharing of heritage cuisine, globally relevant skills, business acumen, and international standards.”
To explore all Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner.
Cover photo: Student from Culinary Arts at Superior University celebrates 2 Gold and 4 Silver Medals at the prestigious Pakistan International Culinary Championship (PICC).
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