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World Chefs recognise Australia’s best

The West Coast Academy of Hospitality & Tourism in Joondalup has just become the only training provider in Australia to be recognised by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS).

“Exceeding WACS’ Standards of Quality Culinary Education positions us as one of only four ‘centres of excellence’ world-wide and it proves that everything we’re doing here is world-class,” said Academy director Patrick O’Brien.

“In 2006, we set out to make the Academy different from the standard TAFE college and get our students and staff recognised by industry and throughout the world and now we have achieved it.”

The West Coast Academy of Hospitality & Tourism
has recently been honoured by the
World Association of Chefs Societies

Over the past five years, Academy students and staff have scooped over 150 awards to include Oceanafest’s Most Outstanding Training Provider; Nestle Golden Chefs Hat; Australian Culinary Federation’s Apprentice of the Year and the World Culinary Olympics.

To receive WACS recognition, the Academy had to meet twelve stringent ‘Standards of Quality Culinary Education’ which cover aspects such as student population, faculty, lecturers, delivery methods, sanitation, food safety and hygiene and industry support.

“As part of our continuing development and commitment to global culinary education and training, we are pleased to recognise the West Coast Academy of Hospitality & Tourism with a World Association of Chefs Societies Recognition of Quality Culinary Education Award,” said WACS Education Committee Chairman John Clancy.

“This recognition will give the Academy a real advantage and opportunity to attract the best students on an international level and it gives employers the assurance that these students were educated at an institution that meets WACS standards of quality culinary education.”