CPCC’s Culinary Arts program earns ‘exemplary’ grade

last modified Aug 14, 2012 08:40 AM

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission has identified Central Piedmont Community College’s associate degree program in Culinary Arts as “exemplary.” The CPCC Culinary Arts program is the only associate degree program in North Carolina and one of 60 in the nation to earn the exemplary designation.

The Culinary Arts program at CPCC qualified as an exemplary program after undergoing the process of renewing its accreditation earlier this year. CPCC met or exceeded nationally recognized American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) standards for eligibility, program mission and goals, organization and administration, faculty and staff, curriculum, facilities, student services, and internal assessments.

“Being declared an exemplary program by the American Culinary Federation is a clear indication of the quality of culinary arts at CPCC and the hard work and devotion of our faculty and staff,” said Bob Boll, director of CPCC’s Hospitality Education Division. “Our primary goal is student success and preparing students for great careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.”

On the ACFEF website, a special emblem will be placed next to information about CPCC’s Culinary Arts program, indicating CPCC’s exemplary designation.

For more information about culinary arts and hospitality education at CPCC, visit www.cpcc.edu/hospitality-education, or call 704.330.6721.

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.