ACF Accreditation

The Culinary Institute of New York is accredited by the American Culinary Federation’s Educational Foundation (ACFEF) which in turn is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) . Postsecondary Accreditation and Secondary Certification by American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission assures that a program is meeting at least a minimum of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum and student services. Upon graduation from our AAS in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts, students automatically meet the requirements for certification as Certified Culinarian CC® or Certified Pastry Culinarian CPC®. Student performance outcomes for ACF accredited programs can be found at: