Eastern Center for Arts and Technology’s (EASTERN) Culinary Arts program was recently re-certified by the Secondary Certification Committee of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission. The Secondary Certification Committee has given EASTERN certification through December 31, 2025. This certification was first granted in 2008 after an in-depth review of the facility, and the program’s processes and procedures. ACFEF certification is a symbol of professionalism, testifying that EASTERN’s Culinary Arts program meets the highest industry standards,
and a guide by which any culinarian can shape their career.
EASTERN’s Culinary Arts is a two-year half-day program where students build culinary skills and techniques so they can compete in this field. Culinary Arts enables students to acquire a variety of skills including soup and sauce preparation, preparation of meat, fish and poultry entrees, baking, kitchen sanitation, purchasing and inventory controls.
Culinary Arts students continuing their education in this field can also benefit from PA Bureau of Career and Technical Education SOAR Programs of Study college credit articulation agreements with the Culinary Arts Institute at Montgomery County Community College, Delaware County Community College, Pittsburgh Technical College, Lackawanna College, and Commonwealth Technical Institute.
Founded in 1929, the American Culinary Federation (ACF) is the largest chefs’ organization in the United States. ACF’s goal is to make a positive difference for culinarians through education, apprenticeship, and certification, while creating a fraternal bond of respect and integrity among culinarians everywhere. ACF is also the official, sanctioned organization responsible for the selection and management of ACF Culinary
Team USA, which represents the United States in the IKA (International Culinary Olympics.) Visit www.acfchefs.org for more information