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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

 

Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.598.4580

 

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67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010 or 6022

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Baking ACF
NTU Professional Baking graduate Shawn Curley removes a cookie sheet during class in 2016. NTU’s Professional Baking and Culinary Arts programs were granted re-accreditation for five years in November.

CROWNPOINT, NM – Navajo Technical University’s Culinary Arts and Professional Baking programs were granted five year re-accreditations with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) after achieving a zero non-compliance evaluation from an ACF visiting team in November.

The visit lasted three days and included a review of program curriculum, safety and sanitation, equipment and facilities, and knowledge and skills competencies. The visiting team consisted of three certified executive chefs, including Mark Cochran of Stillwater, OK, Dana Baldwin of St. Augustine, FL, and Carlton Brooks of Phoenix, AZ.

“The American Culinary Federation has been around for 90 years and has become an important part of culinary education in the past ten,” explained Chef Brooks, a certified executive pastry chef and member of the prestigious American Academy of Chefs. “A student that goes through an accredited school is more ahead of their peers, meaning they’re going to be the first ones to have their resumes looked at. They’re on their way to executive chef status and are guaranteed a job.”

NTU first earned a three-year accreditation with the ACF in 2011 and was extended another five years after a visit in 2015. Paperwork involving the most recent visit is expected to be completed by the ACF’s Education Foundation’s Accrediting Commission in January, after which, NTU will receive a formal notification letter.

NTU’s Culinary Arts and Professional Baking programs are the only at a tribal college and university to hold accreditation with the ACF, and one of two existing programs in the state of New Mexico. Over 17,000 members participate in the ACF representing nearly 200 chapters throughout the United States. Accreditation ensures employers that students have met the required level of competency set forth by the ACF.

“The students know what they’re doing,” stated Chef Brooks, who is also a certified culinary educator with the ACF. “They’re being trained properly and they’re going out and getting jobs. [NTU] is giving students an opportunity to advance their career because they create a student whose mind is focused.”

The ACF offers 14 individual certification chef designations, which each require specific qualifications. Certifications are based on education and work experience, and include categories for cooking professionals, personal cooking professionals, baking and pastry professionals, culinary administrators and culinary educators. For more information about NTU’s ACF accredited Culinary Arts and Professional Baking programs, contact Chef Robert Witte at rwitte@navajotech.edu.

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, New Mexico 87417

Phone: 505.598.4585


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010