EFQM – Accreditation


The King Abdullah II Center for Excellence (KACE), being the representative of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), awards the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) with EFQM’s Committed to Excellence (C2E) 2 Star Certificate.

The Executive Director of the King Abdullah II Center for Excellence, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Rawabdeh, handed over the certificate to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts His Excellency Dr. Wajih Owais and RACA’s Campus Director Mr. Jacques Rossel.

RACA is the first educational institution specialized in the hospitality sector to achieve (EFQM)’s Commitment to Excellence accreditation in Jordan, as this certificate is a recognition scheme that guides institutions to deliver better results and achieve excellence. This accreditation achieves global recognition of RACA’s commitment to quality standards as per international best practices.

The award ceremony took place at RACA on Tuesday 21st July 2020, with the presence of officials from KACE, RACA board members and officials from USAID Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project; which provided the technical support for this project.

Mr. Jacques Rossel, Director of RACA, said: “Since its opening in 2008, the Royal Academy has always pursued its goal to be a model of Excellence in Culinary Education within the local and international market. Over the years, the hospitality sector in Jordan and abroad has recognized and praised the quality of our graduates and RACA has become a trusted source of young trained chefs, ready for this very demanding industry. Providing a market with professional and qualified workforce can only be achieved if RACA operates with the right mindset toward Quality and cascade this way of thinking throughout its organization. We are thrilled of today’s success and our gratitude go greatly toward the King Abdullah II Center for Excellence for their guidance and recommendations, and USAID BEST for their professional advices and technical support.”

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