FTC Culinary Arts and Baking and Pasteleria Programs Receive Industry's Top Accreditation

The college is now accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, the largest professional chefs group in North America.

Feb 16, 2016, 11:00 ET from Florida Technical College

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Technical College's Culinary Arts and Baking and Pasteleria diploma programs are now accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF), the largest and most important professional organization of chefs and cooks in the nation.

The ACFEF's accreditation process is as rigorous as it is comprehensive. It recognizes only culinary and hospitality-related programs that meet or exceed industry standards for education and training. Schools seeking ACFEF's seal of approval must have seamlessly structured programs with clearly defined objectives, well qualified and experienced instructors and facilities that are conducive to superb skills development.

"This accreditation is a testament to the quality of our culinary programs, our faculty and students," said FTC President and CEO, David Ruggieri. "We're forming top-notch professionals, ready to leave their mark in the hospitality industry and compete in creativity and technique with the very best. We couldn't be any prouder."

Upon completion of their programs, FTC culinary arts and baking and pasteleria graduates will receive an ACFEF Certified Culinarian certificate in addition to their diplomas.

"Employers everywhere recognize ACFEF as the culinary industry leader for educational resources, training and accreditation that is meaningful because it enhance professional growth," said Alex Martinez, Culinary Arts Instructor. ''We are confident that an FTC diploma coupled with an ACFEF certificate will gives our students a winning edge in the job market."

Florida Technical College's Culinary Arts and Baking and Pasteleria programs are the perfect blend of in-class lecture, theory mastery and hands-on practice. This teaching approach ensures that students graduate with well-rounded expertise. Graduates are able to make a seamless transition from our classrooms right into professional high-end kitchens. In addition, FTC's proximity to the Orlando-Kissimmee and South Florida tourism corridors, allows for many opportunities to work in hotels, resorts, timeshares, restaurants, theme parks and cruises. For information, call (407) 483-5700 or visit ftccollege.edu.

The American Culinary Federation is ACFEF's parent organization. With 17,500 members and 200 chapters throughout the U.S., the group is the largest professional chefs group in North America.  

About Florida Technical College: FTC offers associate and bachelor's degrees and diploma programs in a range of professions, including healthcare, computer networking, graphic design, criminal justice, culinary arts and cosmetology.  FTC's campuses are located in Orlando, Lakeland, DeLand, Kissimmee, Pembroke Pines and Cutler Bay. Founded in 1982 to provide private, post-secondary education in specialized fields, FTC is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Program availability varies by campus.

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