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School culinary program first in Nevada to receive national accreditation



image001-300x243-1789446-1308514The Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology (AACT) at 380 Edison Way, Reno, part of Washoe County School District, has just had its culinary program certified by the Secondary Committee of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission.

American Culinary Federation, Inc. is the authority on food in America as proclaimed by the US Congress in 1976.  This is the first school in Nevada and one of only 12 in the entire Western United States to receive this very significant educational recognition.  Students who graduate this June and pass ACF testing will receive a Certificate of National Accreditation as an ACF Junior Culinarian.

On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 11:00 a.m. at the school there will be a ceremony to recognize the accomplishment. Bonanza Produce, US Foods and French Gourmet, who underwrote the cost for this very detailed and rigorous process, will also be  recognized. A luncheon served by the student will follow.

Unveiling of a permanent plaque will commemorate the occasion.  The superintendent and  other invited guests including Gov. Brian Sandoval,  Mayor Geno Martini  of Sparks and       Mayor Bob Cashell of Reno will participate in this event.

The High Sierra Chefs Association Educational Fund, Inc., part of the High Sierra Chefs Association, Inc., the local Chapter of the ACF, is responsible for coordinating this effort.  HSCA, Inc.  founded in 1977 in Reno,  has a roster of 245 culinary professionals, students, educators and industry associates throughout northern Nevada and northern California.

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