Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Program Outcomes

The Central Piedmont Culinary Arts program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC).

American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Commission (ACFEF-AC) Program Success Outcomes are required by the Council for Higher Education Accreditations (CHEA) for Accreditation compliance. CHEA Standard 12.B.1 requires that the accreditor have accreditation standards or policies that require institutions or programs routinely provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement as determined by the institution or program. To officially comply with this CHEA Standard, the ACFEF AC has created guidelines, supported by policy to ensure proper submittal and publishing Program Success Outcomes. Our goal is to comply with the CHEA standard and to disclose our program with the results of our compliance.

Culinary Arts Programmatic Assessment Data

Outcome data:

  • Student's graduation rates
  • Student's job placement rates
  • Student's obtaining entry level certification by graduation: 100% of our Culinary Arts Degree students earn Certified Culinarian status after graduation, and their first year membership to the American Culinary Foundation is paid for by the college.