CHEF MARK ACHIEVES CIA PROCHEF LEVEL III
PHILADELPHIA, PA March 5, 2012 –ARAMARK, a world leader in providing professional services, and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world’s premier culinary college, are proud to announce the graduation of 23 ARAMARK Higher Education chefs and 17 Sports and Entertainment chefs from the prestigious ProChef Certification program. These chefs, serving colleges, universities, conference centers and preparatory schools as well as stadiums, arenas and entertainment venues across the country, join more than 70 certified chefs from ARAMARK’s Higher Education business and 85 certified chefs from ARAMARK’s Sports and Entertainment business, which first enrolled in the CIA’s ProChef program in 2008.
"We are so pleased that our partnership with ARAMARK continues to grow,” said Brad Barnes, senior director of continuing education at The Culinary Institute of America. “The ProChef certification process provides these already creative chefs with the additional skills, training and tools needed to excel in their careers.”
The CIA ProChef Certification program is a comprehensive professional development and culinary skills verification program which measures core culinary, managerial and financial acumen, including a chef’s skill in taste, proper cooking methods, authenticity, plating, use of all ingredients, hygiene and disposal of food waste.
“We are extremely proud of the chefs who worked so hard to achieve ProChef certification and congratulate them on this outstanding accomplishment,” said Chris Hackem, President, ARAMARK Higher Education. “ARAMARK’s partnership with the CIA provides our chefs with the opportunity to hone their skills and culinary creativity, as well as to enhance the dining experience for our clients and customers.”
“The CIA ProChef certification program is a demanding challenge that requires preparation, practice, and perseverance, and we are very proud of our chefs who have completed it,” said Marc Bruno, President, ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment. “Achieving this significant milestone will ensure ARAMARK continues to deliver world class experiences at sports facilities, convention centers and entertainment venues in North America.”
The CIA ProChef certification program, which recognizes proficiency in culinary arts, personnel management, and financial administration, consists of three levels of training with ProChef III being the highest, most prestigious designation.
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