The Assessment Program
What is it?
The Assessment Program is designed to provide an accurate assessment for highly skilled Chefs considering the path toward becoming a Certified Master Chef. As we have found, there are a great many potential candidates who have been unclear of a course or unable to gain the feedback of an existing Certified Master Chef. The Assessment Committee is committed to resolving both issues and providing an assessment environment where candidates can compare themselves to an established standard of Mastery.
Candidates will need to possess a certification level of (CEC, CEPC, CCE, or CCA) to be eligible. Each Assessment group runs for 3-4 months, depending on the time of year.
Candidates start with an assignment at the end of the information session; those who complete the assignment as defined will then be hosted on weekly Zoom meetings for roughly 90 days. During that time, candidates will be given additional assignments, including menu writing, planning, and food requisitioning, which will be covered and reviewed during our meetings. Based on participation during the sessions and available space, assessment candidates will be invited to an in-person assessment where our Certified Master Chefs will evaluate high-level craft skills. After, comprehensive feedback will be given, and successful candidates will be graduated to the next phase of the program, which is currently in development with Chefs Mancuso and Volkommer.
We aim to provide a clear view of what the Master Chef Exam looks and feels like while providing a transparent and thorough evaluation to help candidates carve a path toward success at the Pinnacle of Chef Certification Exams.
If you would like to be a part of the next assessment program, complete this FORM.
Please see the following Assessment Program Testimonials: