American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission


Officially recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) is the national specialized accreditation agency that provides accreditation of secondary and post-secondary culinary education programs. ACFEFAC assures that a program is meeting at least a minimum of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum and student services. Despite most of the accredited higher education institution culinary programs are within the United States, ACFEFAC's geographic accreditation coverage is open to international programs in foreign countries.

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Institutions with ACFEFAC accredited programs (July 2019)
Please visit the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission website for an up-to-date list of institutions with accredited programs.

1) Almance Community College, Graham, NC
2) American Hospitality Academy Philippines, Makati City, Philippines
3) Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
4) Art Institute of California- Hollywood, North Hollywood, CA
5) Art Institute of Houston, Houston, TX
6) Art Institute of Las Vegas, Henderson, NV
7) Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
8) Art Institute of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
9) Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, NC
10) Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta, GA
11) Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing, NJ
12) Atlantic Technical College, Coconut Creek, FL
13) Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Austin, TX
14) Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Boulder, CO
15) Austin Community College, Austin, TX
16) Baker College of Muskegon, Muskegon, MI
17) Baker College of Port Huron, Port Huron, MI
18) Bates Technical College, Tacoma, WA
19) Baton Rouge Community College-Acadian Campus, East Baton Rouge, LA
20) Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA
21) Bermuda College, Paget, Bermuda
22) BHMS - Business and Hotel Management School, Luzern, Switzerland
23) Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI
24) Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, LA
25) Bradford School, Columbus, OH
26) Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ
27) Cascade Culinary Institute, Bend, OR
28) Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM
29) Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH
30) Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
31) Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta, GA
32) Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Cincinnati, OH
33) City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
34) Coastal Alabama Community College, Gulf Shore, AL
35) College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, GA
36) College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL
37) College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, NV
38) College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO
39) Collin College, Frisco, TX
40) Columbia College, Sonora, CA
41) Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH
42) Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
43) Culinary Institute LeNotre, Houston, TX
44) Culinary Institute of Virginia, Norfolk, VA
45) Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
46) Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Clifton Forge, VA
47) Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
48) Delaware Technical & Community College, Newark, DE
49) Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA
50) Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA
51) Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
52) Dorsey Schools Culinary Academy- Pontiac Campus, Pontiac, MI
53) Dorsey Schools Culinary Academy- Roseville Campus, Roseville, MI
54) East Central College, Union, MO
55) El Centro College, Dallas, TX
56) Erie Community College - North Campus, Williamsville, NY
57) Erie Community College-City Campus, Buffalo, NY
58) Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
59) Florida Technical College, Kissimmee, FL
60) Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI
61) Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
62) Grayson College, Denison, TX
63) Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
64) Guam Community College, Barrigada, GU
65) Guilford Technical College, Jamestown, NC
66) Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL
67) Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GA
68) Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA
69) Hawaii Community College, Kailua Kona, HI
70) Hawaii Community College, Hilo, HI
71) Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park, MN
72) Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI
73) Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
74) Hocking Technical College, Nelsonville, OH
75) Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
76) Horry Georgetown Technical College, Myrtle Beach, SC
77) Houston Community College, Houston, TX
78) Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
79) Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ
80) Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL
81) Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, IA
82) Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Punxsutawney, PA
83) Institute of Technology, Modesto, CA
84) Institute of Technology, Clovis, CA
85) Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA
86) Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
87) Ivy Tech Community College Central, Indianapolis, IN
88) Ivy Tech Community College East Central, Muncie, IN
89) Ivy Tech Community College North Central, South Bend, IN
90) Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, Fort Wayne, IN
91) Ivy Tech- East Chicago Campus, East Chicago, IN
92) J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA
93) James Rumsey Technical Institute, Martinsburg, WV
94) Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL
95) Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
96) Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL
97) Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
98) Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI
99) Kauai Community College, Lihue, HI
100) Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts - Melbourne, Melbourne, FL
101) Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts - Sarasota, Sarasota, FL
102) Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts - Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL
103) Kendall College, Chicago, IL
104) Kirkwood Community College Hospitality Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA
105) Lake Technical College, Eustis, FL
106) Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, WA
107) Lakeshore Technical College, Sheboygan, WI
108) Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
109) Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
110) Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI
111) Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC
112) Lincoln Culinary Institute a Division of Lincoln Technical Institute - Shelton, Shelton, CT
113) Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology, Naples, FL
114) Los Angeles Trade-Tech College, Los Angeles, CA
115) Louisiana Culinary Institute, Baton Rouge, LA
116) Macomb Community College, Clinton Township, MI
117) Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
118) Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
119) McFatter Technical College, Davie, FL
120) Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE
121) Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI
122) Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College- Jefferson Davis Campus, Gulfport, MS
123) Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD
124) Monroe College, New Rochelle, NY
125) Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
126) Nashville State Community College, Nashville, TN
127) Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint, NM
128) Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY
129) North Georgia Tech College, Blairsville, GA
130) North Georgia Tech College, Toccoa, GA
131) Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR
132) Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
133) NUC_IBC - Aguadilla, Aguadilla, PR
134) NUC_IBC - Barranquitas, Barranquitas, PR
135) NUC_IBC - Bayamon, Bayamon, PR
136) NUC_IBC - Caguas, Caguas, PR
137) NUC_IBC - Fajardo, Fajardo, PR
138) NUC_IBC - Manati, Manati, PR
139) NUC_IBC - Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR
140) NUC_IBC - Ponce, Ponce, PR
141) NUC_IBC - San Juan, Hato Rey, PR
142) Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, MI
143) Olympic College, Bremerton, WA
144) Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
145) Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus, Orlando, FL
146) Orange Technical College- Westside Campus, Winter Garden, FL
147) Owens Community College, Perrysburg, OH
148) Ozarka College, Melbourne, AR
149) Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO
150) Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
151) Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
152) Pensacola State College, Pensacola, FL
153) Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, WV
154) Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO
155) Pinellas Technical College: AKA: Pinellas Education Center - Clearwater Campus, North Clearwater, FL
156) Pittsburgh Technical College, Oakdale, PA
157) Platt College - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK
158) Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO
159) Pulaski Technical College, Little Rock, AR
160) Renton Technical College, Renton, WA
161) Richland Community College, Decatur, IL
162) Saint Paul College - A Community & Technical College, St. Paul, MN
163) Salt Lake Community College - Miller Campus, Sandy, UT
164) San Jacinto College- North Campus, Houston, TX
165) San Jacinto College-Central, Pasadena, TX
166) Savannah Technical Institute, Savannah, GA
167) Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY
168) Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI
169) Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ
170) Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA
171) Sheridan Technical College, Hollywood, FL
172) Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
173) Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA
174) South Louisiana Community College-Lafayette Campus, Lafayette, LA
175) South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA
176) Southeast Community College, Lincoln, NE
177) Southern Crescent Technical College, Griffin, GA
178) Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
179) Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis, TN
180) Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR
181) Sowela Technical Community College, Lake Charles, LA
182) Spartanburg Community College, Spartanburg, SC
183) Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA
184) St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO
185) St. Philip's College, San Antonio, TX
186) Stark State College, Canton, OH
187) Stratford University - Glen Allen, Glen Allen, VA
188) Stratford University - Newport News Campus, Newport News, VA
189) Stratford University - Virginia Beach Campus, Virginia Beach, VA
190) Stratford University-Alexandria Campus, Alexandria, VA
191) Stratford University-Baltimore Campus, Baltimore, MD
192) Stratford University-Woodbridge Campus, Woodbridge, VA
193) Suncoast Technical College, Sarasota, FL
194) SUNY, Delhi, NY
195) SUNY , Cobleskill, NY
196) Swissam Hospitality Business School - St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
197) Tarrant County College, Arlington, TX
198) The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
199) The Art Institute of Dallas, Dallas, TX
200) The Art Institute of Tampa, Tampa, FL
201) The Culinary School of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
202) The University of Montana, Missoula, MT
203) Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, VA
204) Trenholm State Technical College, Montgomery, AL
205) Treston International College, Manila, Philippines
206) Tri County Technology Center, Bartlesville, OK
207) Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC
208) Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV
209) Universidad Ana G. Mendez UAGM, Carolina, PR
210) Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola S.A., Lima, Peru
211) Universita Dei Sapori Scarl, Perugia, Italy
212) University of Alaska-Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
213) University of Hawaii Maui College, Kahului, HI
214) University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
215) Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, VA
216) Wake Technical College, Raleigh, NC
217) Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, WA
218) Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL
219) Walters State Community College, Sevierville, TN
220) Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI
221) Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI
222) West Kentucky Community & Technical College, Paducah, KY
223) West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling, WV
224) Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
225) Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury, MD
226) YTI Career Institute, Lancaster, PA
227) Zane State College, Zainesville, OH

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