The Certified Food Service Professional (CFSP) course run by CESA and accredited by the University of West London is being exported to a number of territories around the world.
New programmes have been launched in Europe and Sweden as a result of CESA endeavours, and talks have begun to take the qualification a series of emerging markets.
Plans are currently underway for the Middle East, Russia and India.
“The increasing uptake of the CFSP programme shows how well respected it is by the foodservice industry here in the UK,” says Keith Warren, director of CESA. “Now, overseas interest is resulting in it being recognised and adopted by wider communities across the globe.”
CESA introduced the CFSP qualification to the foodservice market three years ago. The programme had its genesis within the North American foodservice industry before being adapted for the UK.
More than 200 industry professionals have qualified for the CFSP, with a record 43 people attending the latest seminar.
CFSP covers every area of food production, including food safety, distribution, kitchen design, new technology and sustainability. It is open to anyone who has three years or more management experience in the food service industry.
To achieve certification students must gain a holistic view of the food service through independent study, attending a one day seminar and passing a three hour exam.