Worldchefs Welcomes Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts as Education Partner
- One of Palestine’s leading private schools, Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts, has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner.
- Smile Kitchen Academy 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.
- Located in the Gaza Strip, Smile Kitchen Academy’s diploma degree is one of five recognized programs in the region. The double degree is awarded by Smile Kitchen Academy and the University of Gaza and is recognized by the Palestinian Association of Chefs.
Paris, 14 of June 2022 – Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts, a leading private school in Palestine, has joined Worldchefs as an Education Partner. The partnership unites Smile Kitchen Academy with an international network of hospitality educators leading the future of culinary education and training.
Accepted as a Worldchefs Recognized School, Smile Kitchen Academy 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.
Smile Kitchen Academy was established in 2017 by Chef Noor Albatta as the first and only culinary school in the Gaza Strip. Since its founding, more than 1500 students have graduated with training in the culinary arts, management, and entrepreneurship. The Smile Kitchen Academy diploma is a double degree program awarded by Smile Kitchen Academy and the University of Gaza and is recognized by the Palestinian Association of Chefs.
Smile Kitchen Academy also provides opportunities and training for students interested in entering the world of international culinary competitions. In 2019, the first Smile Kitchen Talent culinary competition was held in Gaza with the participation of 75 chefs. In 2021, Smile Kitchen participated in an international competition in Dubai with four students awarded five medals. In 2022, Smile Kitchen participated in the Egypt Culinary Cup with five students, winning eleven medals including two gold.
“Worldchefs is proud to welcome Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts as an Education Partner. One of just five programs in the region recognized for excellence in culinary education by Worldchefs, Smile Kitchen Academy is a tremendous resource for culinary students and emerging talent to enter the industry” says John Clancy, Worldchefs Education Director. “Together we share a vision of preparing the future leaders of the industry and helping to take their skills global.”
To learn more about Smile Kitchen Academy for Culinary Arts and to explore all Worldchefs Education Partners, visit worldchefs.org/education-partner.
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 recognising 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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