SUNY Delhi Culinary Arts Receives National Accreditation

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DELHI, NY (03/22/2013)(readMedia)-- The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) recently announced that is has renewed its accreditation of SUNY Delhi's associate's degree in Culinary Arts.

SUNY Delhi has maintained the strict standards of ACFEFAC since it was first accredited in 2004. The five-year reaccreditation ensures that Delhi's two-year Culinary Arts program continues to operate at a high level of professionalism, is up to date with current practices, and establishes high levels of accountability and credibility. The ACFEFAC is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

With this accreditation, students who graduate with a SUNY Delhi associate's degree in culinary arts are eligible to receive a Certified Culinarian® certification without paying any fees or taking any separate exams. "SUNY Delhi graduates are well prepared to obtain competitive positions in all aspects of food service," said Dr. David Brower, chair of SUNY Delhi's Hospitality Management Department. "They enter the workforce with both a college degree and a certification that is backed by the most respected association of chefs in the world."

SUNY Delhi has unparalleled status as the only college in New York State to ever win the ACF National Championship. The Delhi hot food team has won two ACF national titles, one in 2012 and another in 2010 when the team won with the largest margin of victory in the competition's history. The program hosts numerous culinary events and competitions.

SUNY Delhi's culinary arts program has long been recognized as one of the best in the country. The program offers students a firm foundation from which to start their careers as culinary professionals. Signatures by Candlelight, a full service fine dining restaurant, is open to the public and operated by SUNY Delhi students. In addition to the core classes, there are numerous culinary electives offered, such as advanced meat cutting, culinary competition, advanced pastries and confections, and culinary ice sculpting.

The American Culinary Federation, Inc., established in 1929, is the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America. With more than 20,000 members spanning 225 chapters nationwide, ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeships and programmatic accreditation.

For more information about SUNY Delhi's Culinary Arts program, visit or call 1-800-96-DELHI.