Pictured with NGTC culinary art instructor Chef Daniell Vaughn are culinary art students at the Blairsville NGTC Campus (back row, l to r): Daniel Rice from Blue Ridge, Dean Kellermier from Blairsville, Lori Caracappa from Blairsville, Melissa Hayes from Dahlonega, and Destiny Wood from Turtletown, TN.
Blairsville, Ga – North Georgia Technical College students in the Culinary Arts Program on the Blairsville Campus are raising their utensils a little higher these days, after learning their program received an exemplary commendation by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEF).
To qualify as an ACFEF exemplary program, a program must be confirmed in full compliance with ACFEF standards on two consecutive team reports. The team evaluating the program participated in an onsite visit and determined through a checklist and comparison of the program to the nationally recognized ACFEF standards that the program had substantially met the entire and required eight standards areas: eligibility, program mission and goals, organization and administration, faculty and staff, curriculum, facilities, student services, and assessment.
“Employers everywhere recognize ACFEF as the culinary industry leader for educational resources, training, and accreditation, because it enhances professional growth,” said NGTC culinary arts instructor Chef Danielle Vaughn. “It is important to North Georgia Technical College because culinary students have assurance that their training is held accountable for meeting nationally endorsed standards.”
The NGTC Culinary Arts Program offers the Culinary Arts associate degree and diploma on the Blairsville and Currahee campuses. Baking and prep cook certificates are also offered. For more information about the program, contact Danielle Vaughn at 706 439-6315 or visit northgatech.edu.