CESA’s professional training course, CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) has been recognised by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service and is now officially CPD certified.
The award is said to confirm that CFSP complies with global CPD principles and CESA believe this underlines the programme’s position as a leading professional development course for the foodservice sector.
John Whitehouse, chair of CESA said: “CFSP gives a holistic understanding of the way a foodservice kitchen operates, from delivery bay through to dining area.
“The programme was conceived to raise professionalism throughout the foodservice industry, since many people only understand the part of the operation they actually work in, not the bigger picture. CFSP gives operators and suppliers of equipment a real grasp of the whole, so they can appreciate how everything links – knowledge that, ultimately, helps them do their job better.”
Following a rigorous review process lasting several months, the CPD assessment board concluded that CFSP conforms to its required structure and further learning values.
Whitehouse added: “A lot of hard work went into achieving CPD certification, and I’d like to thank the CESA secretariat for their dedication to the cause.
“I’m absolutely delighted by their success. CFSP is part of a raft of CESA training initiatives that are designed to improve our industry and help us tackle the skills shortage. CPD certification highlights the value, usefulness and significance of CFSP accreditation.”
The CFSP course comprises around 2 months of self-study, using the CFSP study guide, followed by a one day seminar and an exam. “The study guide and its corresponding seminar provide a comprehensive overview of the numerous areas and disciplines that go into an effective and efficient foodservice design and operation,” said Whitehouse.
CFSP seminars are held regularly during the year, in venues around the UK. The cost of the course is £840 + VAT, or £580 + VAT for members of CESA, CEDA and the FCSI.