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Missoula College culinary arts students Brittany Campbell, Michael Goff, William Gervais, Madison Conway and Amy Jaqueth, from left, practice for the American Culinary Federation Western regional competition in April 2013.

TOM BAUER/Missoulian

The Culinary Arts Program at Missoula College recently received a five-year accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission.

Accreditation assures that a program meets standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum and student services. The process includes an extensive self-study, followed by a site visit by a team of ACF evaluators.

“The process of collecting exhibits and responding to ACF’s challenging questions is a valuable program evaluation process,” said Thomas Campbell, director of the program. “Before the self-study, it was easy to philosophize broadly about educational convictions, but the study brought an appreciation for the details that contribute to such philosophy. In short, the work that culminated in this report was an enriching professional endeavor.”

“Missoula College has a great culinary program,” Dean Barry Good said. “This accreditation reflects the expertise and dedication of all our wonderful culinary instructors and students.”

For more information about the accreditation, contact Campbell at 243-7815 or thomas.campbell@umontana.edu.

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