The number of industry professionals to have passed the Certified Food Service Professional exam has almost reached 200, CESA has revealed.
The trade body says that it will present the latest batch of CFSP graduates with their certificates on January 22 during the Hospitality Show.
A total of 198 individuals have now gained the accreditation since it was introduced four years ago.
“We introduced CFSP in 2009 with the objective of improving the levels of professionalism in the food service sector by creating a universally recognised and respected industry ‘standard’ for knowledge and experience,” said CESA director Keith Warren. “The programme has really taken off and is set to expand into Sweden, the Middle East, Russia and India.”
CFSP is accredited by the University of West London and 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.