Monday, 13 June 2011
World Association of Chefs Societies, based in Paris, France, has awarded WACS Recognition for Quality Culinary Education to West Coast Academy of Hospitality & Tourism in Perth, Australia. The award was granted for the consistent delivery of quality culinary education, offering courses in both culinary arts and baking and pastry arts.
Executive Director Chef Patrick O'Brien submitted the application and a substantial amount of evidence in support of their application as a part of the review process for WACS Recognition. The WACS Recognition Review Panel, under the direction of the WACS Education Committee, reviewed the documents and evidence and overwhelmingly agreed to grant WACS Recognition. West Coast Academy of Hospitality and Tourism has continued to offer professional programs in hospitality management, tourism and culinary arts since 1994.
The West Coast Academy of Hospitality and Tourism provides students with a set of training environments enabling them to develop world class skills. A state-of-the-art facility, the Academy is at the leading-edge of hospitality, culinary arts and tourism training throughout Australia and the rest of the world.
The Academy's strengths have been recognized with staff and students winning more than 100 awards for excellence. Recent awards include: Nestle Golden Chef's Hat Competition (Gold); Sydney Culinary Challenge (Most Outstanding Establishment) and Australian Culinary Federation's WA Apprentice of the Year.
WACS recognizes quality in the culinary art programs after comparing them to WACS Standards for Quality Culinary Education which were published for the first time in 2010.
WACS launched the WACS Recognition of Quality Culinary Education program in 2010 in response to a growing need of its members and future members: to identify quality culinary education programs around the world and to establish international standards in culinary education. This program seeks to recognize companies, associations or institution's which offer culinary and pastry art programs of various design and size which meet or exceed quality culinary education standards as established by the WACS Education Committee. Recognized companies, associations and institutions share in the future development of WACS global standards as the list of recognized programs continues to expand around the world.