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IPCA Certifications

A professional culinary certification matters especially when you are competing with thousands of professional cooks and chefs around the world. Your current culinary experience plus added culinary competency, you will be recognized as a professional executive chef, sous chef, etc. Professional certification through the International Presidential Culinary Association (“IPCA”) demonstrates skill, knowledge and experience in the culinary industry!

IPCA Board of Directors:

  • Peter Berube
  • Agnes Eguaras, Vice President
  • Louis Eguaras, President
  • Keith Luce, Certification Committee Member
  • Orlando Luevano
  • David MacFarlane, Certification Committee Member
  • Chino Madero, Director of Memberships & Certification Committee Member
  • Jayson McCarter, Certification Committee Member
  • Julius Niskey, Chair, International Certification Committee
  • Patrice Olivon
  • Geraldine Reyes

The International Presidential Culinary Association (“IPCA”) will aide you in obtaining a professional certification to fit your industry level and your experience! Please contact us today, become a member and get certified today!

The International Presidential Culinary Association’s Professional Certification Program:

CULINARY ARTS CERTIFICATION:

Certified Professional Executive Chef (CPEC®)

If you have ten (10) years or more experience in the culinary arts industry as an executive chef, this is for you! You will receive the Certified Professional Executive Chef certification and CPEC patch for your chef coat as long as you pass the written exam, provide current ServSafe Food Manager Certification, three (3) letters of recommendation, proof of employment in a hotel, restaurant or food service establishment. $299

Certified Professional Sous Chef (CPSC®)

If you have five (5) years or more experience in the culinary arts industry as a senior line cook or sous chef, this is for you! You will receive the Certified Professional Sous Chef certification as long as you pass the written exam, provide current ServSafe Food Manager Certification, provide three (3) letters of recommendation, proof of employment in a hotel, restaurant or food service establishment. $199

Certified Cuisinier and Tournant (CCT®)

If you are a culinary arts school student and have one (1) year or more experience in the culinary arts industry, this is for you! You will receive the Certified Cuisinier and Tournant certification (Line Cook Certification) as long as you pass the written exam, provide current ServSafe Food Manager Certification, provide three (3) letters of recommendation, proof of employment in a hotel, restaurant or food service establishment. $79

BAKING & PATISSERIE CERTIFICATION:

Certified Patisserie Chef de Cuisine (CPCC®)

If you have ten (10) years or more experience in the culinary arts industry as an executive pastry chef or a baker, this is for you! You will receive the Certified Patisserie Chef de Cuisine certification (Executive Pastry Chef Certification Level) and a CPCC patch for your chef coat as long as you pass the written exam, provide current ServSafe Food Manager Certification, three (3) letters of recommendation, proof of employment in a hotel, bakery, pastry shop, restaurant or food service establishment. $299

Certified Pastry Sous Chef (CPSC®)

If you have five (5) years or more experience in the culinary arts industry as the executive pastry chef’s sous chef, this is for you! You will receive the Certified Pastry Sous certification and a CPSC patch for your chef coat as long as you pass the written exam, provide current ServSafe Food Manager Certification, three (3) letters of recommendation, proof of employment in a hotel, bakery, pastry shop, restaurant or food service establishment. $149

Certified Boulanger and Patissier (CBP®)

If you are a culinary arts school student and have one (1) year or more experience in the culinary arts industry as a baker or pastry cook, this is for you! You will receive the Certified Boulanger and Patissier certification (Baker and Pastry Cook Certification) as long as you pass the written exam, provide current Food Handlers Card, provide three (3) letters of recommendation, proof of employment in a hotel, restaurant or food service establishment. $79

HOSPITALITY, BAR & RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION (FOH):

Certified Professional Restaurateur & Maitre D'Hotel (CPRM®)

If you have ten (10) years or more experience in the hospitality and restaurant management industry as an restaurant manager or maitre d’hotel, this is for you! You will receive the Certified Professional Restaurateur & Maitre D’Hotel certification and a CPRM patch for your suit or blazer as long as you pass the written exam, provide current ServSafe Food Manager Certification, three (3) letters of recommendation, proof of employment in a hotel, restaurant, or food service establishment. $299

Certified Dining Room & Bar Manager (CDBM®)

If you have five (5) years or more experience in the hospitality and restaurant management industry as a dining room aand/or bar manager, this is for you! You will receive the Certified Dining Room & Bar Manager and a CDBM patch for your suit or blazer as long as you pass the written exam, provide current ServSafe Food Manager Certification, three (3) letters of recommendation, proof of employment in a hotel, restaurant, bar/pub/tavern or food service establishment. $149

 

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