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Academic Quality

Postsecondary and Secondary Accreditation by American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) assures that a program is meeting at least a minimum of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum and student services.

Benefits of Postsecondary and Secondary Accreditation

  • Creates public trust by ensuring
    • Established standards
    • Accountability and credibility
    • High level of professionalism
    • Up-to-date and current practices
  • Marketing tool for recruiting students
  • ACFEF accreditation acts as a third party endorser for federal funding

ACFEFAC is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Grants Supporting ACFEF Accredited Programs

The ACFEF Accrediting Commission is pleased to offer grants to support the development and management of ACFEF-accredited programs, as well as to support the continuing education of students from ACFEF-accredited programs. Learn More

Digital Badges

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ACFEF Accrediting Commission Actions and School Responses

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Site Visits

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