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Penn College Culinary, Baking Majors Earn Reaccreditation

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s culinary arts technology and baking and pastry arts technology degrees have gained American Culinary Federation reaccreditation through 2022.

The college was given a seven-year grant of accreditation – the longest term conferred to an institution – by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Chef Mary G. Trometter, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, leads first-year students culinary and baking and pastry arts majors in one of the college’s well-equipped labs.
Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Chef Mary G. Trometter, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, leads first-year students culinary and baking and pastry arts majors in one of the college’s well-equipped labs.

The ACF has long represented cooks, bakers and culinary professionals in the United States. Recognizing that the future of the industry would be determined by the competence of the individuals entering the field, the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Inc. established the ACFEF Accrediting Commission.

ACFEF accreditation is voluntary. It requires that curriculum, faculty, resources, support staff and organizational structure substantially meet quality standards. The standards assure graduates that the curriculum has been guided by the ACF.

In addition, graduates of ACFEF-accredited postsecondary culinary programs are eligible to receive a Certified Culinarian or Certified Pastry Culinarian credential without paying any fees or taking any separate exams.

Hospitality-related majors at Penn College feature small class sizes, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, and an award-winning restaurant (Le Jeune Chef) where students serve fine food to the public.

To learn more about these majors, call 570-327-4505.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.