Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Faculty of Tourism, Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department has successfully been awarded “World Association of Chefs’ Societies’” (WACS) accreditation. WACS is a highly reputable organization established in Paris in 1928. Graduates of EMU Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department will receive a WACS diploma.
EMU Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department is also the first university to receive institutional membership accreditation of WACS.
Prof. Dr. Kılıç: EMU Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department is amongst the most Prestigious Academic Institutions
Dean of EMU Tourism Faculty Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç expressed his pleasure regarding receiving an institutional membership award from one of the largest and most prominent associations in the world thus providing graduates of the department with a WACS diploma. Prof. Dr. Kılıç also expressed their pride in becoming the first university within the TRNC and Turkey to gain WACS accreditation. Prof Dr. Kılıç underlined that in addition to WACS accreditation, EMU Tourism Faculty, Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department, is the only approved City & Guilds Center within the TRNC. Backed by a Royal Charter, City & Guilds is one of the most reputable training and accreditation bodies in England. It was founded in 1878.
The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS), is a global network of chefs’ associations first founded in Paris in 1928. At the first congress there were 65 delegates from 17 countries. WACS is a non-political professional organization dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisine through education, training and professional development of its international membership. Today, this global body has 93 official chefs’ associations as members that represent over 10 million professional chefs worldwide. Other missions of the community include supporting Gastronomy and Culinary Arts education, organizing various contests in order to prepare students for an international career and providing educational programs for contest juries.