The Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute (HCTI) at Frederick Community College (FCC) is offering a new certification program, Culinary Medicine for Foodservice Professionals. FCC is the first culinary school in the country to offer this program and certification.
FREDERICK, Md., May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute (HCTI) at Frederick Community College (FCC) is offering a new certification program, Culinary Medicine for Foodservice Professionals. FCC is the first culinary school in the country to offer this program and certification.
The Culinary Medicine for Foodservice Professionals program is designed for foodservice professionals with at least three years of industry experience, those employed at a healthcare facility, Certified Dietary Managers, graduates of accredited culinary schools, or those holding a certification from the American Culinary Federations (ACF). Those who complete the program earn a Certified Culinary Medicine Professional (CCMP) certification.
The goal of the program is to equip foodservice professionals with a unique combination of nutritional knowledge and improved culinary skills so they can integrate healthy choices into menus and aid consumers in making healthier dietary decisions. Comprised of online education and hands-on cooking modules, this course is designed for those passionate about integrating science-based nutrition research into their culinary skillset.
"I am thrilled to bring this innovative program to our community to teach professionals this new approach to healthy AND delicious cooking based on research," said HCTI Manager Elizabeth DeRose. "This program is designed for professionals cooking/developing menus for restaurants, cafes, caterers, schools, hospitals, healthcare, institutions, hotels, country clubs, resorts, contract food service companies, sporting and entertainment venues, airlines, cruise ships, and more. We are proud to be the first culinary school in the country to offer this program and professional certification in partnership with the George Washington University Culinary Medicine Program."
Culinary Medicine refers to the educational "health meets food" curriculum originally designed for healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, registered dieticians, and pharmacists. The goal of this curriculum is to improve conversations between healthcare professionals and patients when it comes to health and nutrition.
The course begins June 6, 2023, and registration is open. A $500 scholarship is available to those enrolling in the program. This is a Continuing Education course. All students interested in the scholarship will need to complete the Continuing Education Scholarship Application.
For more information about this offering, visit http://www.frederick.edu/culinarymedicine.
Complete the Continuing Education Scholarship Application
More information about Culinary Medicine is available at https://culinarymedicine.org/.
Frederick Community College (FCC), located in Frederick, Maryland, provides affordable, flexible access to lifelong education that responds to the needs of diverse learners and the community. Offering more than 85 degree and certificate programs through credit and Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD), FCC has been the learning destination for more than 200,000 students since 1957. FCC recognizes the different learning needs and preferences of students and offers flexible learning formats for students interested in opportunities for career and transfer, job credentials, professional development, and personal enrichment.
Christy Eichelberger, Frederick Community College, 2406297826, [email protected]
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