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First in NZ to adopt ground breaking global hospitality certification

International Culinary Studio, one of the world’s best known online culinary schools, has become the first educator to offer Global Hospitality Certification internationally for two programmes. No matter where they live, students can now apply for the Commis Chef and Chef de Partie digital certificates through International Culinary Studio’s professional training programmes.

Created by City & Guilds in partnership with Worldchefs and employers, Global Hospitality Certification is the first and only professional hospitality skills framework in the world. Certification is available at key career stages across four main areas within hospitality: Food and Beverage, Front of House, House Keeping and Culinary Arts.

The new global skills framework allows those in hospitality to gain professional recognition for their skills and experience against an international benchmark, in the form of a digital badge.

Certification is achieved through the issuing of digital badges, which provide a secure way to showcase achievements online, using social media. They can be used by employers to reward hard-working staff, retain talent and even recruit better – as they are given an instant online view of the skills and experience of people applying for jobs. From the individual’s perspective, they can make their skills visible and accessible, opening up new opportunities for work and personal growth.

International Culinary Studio has had a number of its training programmes mapped to the digital badges, including the Commis Chef and Chef de Partie digital certificates. These can be accessed by those taking their Certificate in Professional Cookery (Commis Chef digital badge) and those taking the school’s Diploma in Professional Cookery (for a Chef de Partie digital badge). These courses can be taken online by students anywhere in the world.

Cheryl Cordier, founder of International Culinary Studio said:

We are the only online culinary provider that has approval to offer Global Hospitality Certification internationally for two programmes – so it is hugely exciting. We are delighted to be able to provide students with these prestigious digital badges. The badges can be shared online and via social media, allowing potential employers to click through and access rich data on what has been done to achieve it. We can also fast-track those already in the industry with RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning), providing them with a valuable professional development tool.

“The hospitality industry has struggled with attracting and retaining high-quality, experienced employees – and that is often to do with negative perceptions around career development opportunities. It is fantastic to see innovations like these digital badges, which celebrate the skills and experience of those in the industry, as well as giving people a clearer view of the many pathways that they can take with a career in hospitality. We can’t wait to start awarding them to our students. We’ve had significant interest from some of the larger hotel groups and other hospitality employers as well, which is very encouraging.

The digital badges from International Culinary Studio are stamped with the International Culinary Studio logo, along with the City & Guilds and Worldchefs logos. Each one states what the individual has achieved (for example, Certified Chef de Partie).

Worldchefs is a global network of chefs associations first founded in October 1928 at the Sorbonne in Paris. Today, this global body has over 90 official member chefs associations that represent 10 million professionals worldwide.

Founded in 1878, City & Guilds is a world leader in designing qualifications, work-based learning and innovative skills solutions that build competency to create better prospects for people, organisations and wider society.  

International Culinary Studio is the first blended learning culinary school to offer professional qualifications online. From their kitchens at home, school or working in culinary arts.

International Culinary Studio allows students to complete their studies using a world leading learning platform which can be translated into over 104 languages.

For more information and to enrol, visit internationalculinarystudio.com. International Culinary Studio is also on Facebook.

 

Contact:

Jennifer Boyes, Salt & Pepper PR, on behalf of International Culinary Studio.

Phone: +64 21 667 873

Email: [email protected]

 

About International Culinary Studio:

A pioneer. International Culinary Studio is the leader in offering online accredited culinary and hospitality training programmes, including and City & Guild Global Hospitality Certification. It has also been approved for Worldchefs Recognition of Quality Culinary Education Programmes.

The first. International Culinary Studio is the first blended learning culinary school to offer professional qualifications online to students. From their kitchens at home, school or working in culinary arts.

New Zealand owned. A proudly New Zealand based culinary school, International Culinary Studio offers accredited and non-accredited culinary programmes to budding chefs from 8 years old and up to seasoned industry professionals with years of commercial kitchen experience behind them.

Multi-language. International Culinary Studio allows students to complete their studies using a world leading learning platform which can be translated over 104 languages, including Te Reo Māori.

Backed by skill and experience. Award-winning businesswoman and food lover, Cheryl Cordier, launched International Culinary Studio five years ago because there was nothing else on the market that ticked all of the boxes. She tapped into her extensive experience in education and hospitality to fulfil her dream of bringing the classroom to the kitchen.

Wide range of courses. There are currently a number of courses available via International Culinary Studio, for everyone from professional chefs to absolute beginners. These include City & Guilds Global Certification, such as a Certificate in Professional Cookery and Diploma in Professional Cookery. There are also a number of short courses on offer, including the brand-new Front of House, Café Chef, Café Baker, Barista, The Art of Chocolate Confectionary and Special Diets courses to name a few. Younger cooking enthusiasts haven’t been forgotten either with Junior Chef Culinary programmes for those aged 8-16 years old.

Worldchefs recognition. International Culinary Studio has been approved for the Worldchefs Recognition of Quality Culinary Education Programme. This means that International Culinary Studio joins over 100 recognised schools around the world, which consistently deliver quality culinary education. It is evidence of the school’s dedication to culinary education, its students, faculty, and local chefs community. 

City & Guilds Global Hospitality Certification. International Culinary Studio has become the first educator to offer Global Hospitality Certification internationally across two categories. The new global skills framework allows those in hospitality to gain professional recognition for their skills and experience against an international benchmark, in the form of a digital badge.

More details. For more information, visit internationalculinarystudio.com or follow the brand on Facebook.