Graduating from a culinary arts academy doesn’t make one a true chef, nor does it guarantee top job placement.
USCA Professional Culinarian Certifications set you apart from the competition, distinguishing your accomplishments and abilities while giving you access to a network of professional peers who can give you the inside track to the best job opportunities.
HOW ARE CHEFS’ TITLES ESTABLISHED?
In the United States today, the traditional way a chef acquires his/her professional trade title (Sous Chef or Executive Chef, etc.) is by being hired at that level by a respectable restaurant, hotel or institution. One’s professional level is then open to some question based upon the status of the restaurant or hotel, as well as changes that come along when one changes jobs.
The United States Chef Association improves the way chefs acquire their professional titles by certifying their achievements at two executive levels. Once a chef has met and passed all required Culinarian or Chef examinations, and is certified by the USCA, he/she will retain that professional culinary title for three years. After that, re-testing is required to ensure updated culinary knowledge.
THE USCA SETS THE STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL CHEF QUALIFICATIONS
The United States Chef Association is an organization created for chefs by chefs. The USCA’s certification standards, developed by current working professionals, respond to the needs and advantages of modern kitchens and current culinary trends. It’s the kind of knowledge that’s in demand by the best restaurants, restaurateurs, human resource offices and top master chefs, those who make the hiring decisions.
USCA MEMBERSHIP SETS YOU APART
In today’s extremely competitive chef market, a USCA certification will distinguish you from others competing for executive level positions.
Your USCA membership certificate and personalized photo ID card is your key to accelerate your career up the ladder into corporate executive positions more rapidly. It’s gratifying knowing that you may be more highly qualified than the person interviewing you!
Get the honor and respect you deserve by becoming certified in your chosen culinary field of study through the USCA!