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Get WACS recognised! Get your school formally recognised and internationally promoted by WACS!

WACS is excited and proud to announce the launch of a new landmark program that officially recognises Quality Culinary Education of schools on an international level. “This is the first program of its kind to formally document, recognise and promote International Quality Culinary Education Standards”, says Gissur Gudmundsson, President of WACS. “This will give schools a real advantage to attract the best candidates on an international level and employers will gain added assurance that international candidates were educated at schools that met global standards.” The program was developed by the WACS Education Committee after much consultation and consideration for global diversity and commitment to culinary excellence. “Our goal was to make the standards of the program meaningful and rigorous across the diversity of our member countries and cultures”, says John Clancy, Chair of the WACS Education Committee. WACS recognised schools will be permitted to use the “WACS Recognition of Quality Culinary Education” logo on their website, promotional materials and diplomas. They’ll also receive a listing on the WACS website (with link to their school), listing in the WACS magazine, discounts and more. For more information, visit or contact

WACS Quality Culinary Education Standards – detailed information and documentation required. 1. Qualified culinary director 2. Qualified faculty and instructors 3. Record of offering continuous classes or programs, with adequate student population 4. Formal lesson delivery models 5. Adequate facilities 6. Institutional commitment and support 7. Clearly defined mission statement, goals and objectives 8. Sanitation, food safety and hygiene 9. Learning centres, libraries or other education support centres 10. Industry support 11. Formal policies and procedures re complaints 12. Is a legal operating business with licenses required by their country

The WACS Education Committee. From left: Graham Crump, Paulino Schembri, Sara Harrel, Eva Danielsen, John Clancy, Gissur Gudmundsson, Patrick Diethelm, Michael Baskette and Patrick O’Brien. Missing Jochen Kern 11

World Chefs Magazine 2  
World Chefs Magazine 2  

Issue 02, Anno 2010 July - December, Culinary Competitions Special