The Chef’s Academy Instructor Brandon Hamilton Earns Top American Culinary Federation Certification

Chef Brandon Hamilton Attains Certified Culinary Educator Competency

Indianapolis, IN, February 23, 2012 --( The Chef’s Academy (, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study, has announced that Brandon Hamilton, chef instructor, has been certified as a Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) by the American Culinary Federation. The CCE™ certification indicates the individual is an advanced-degree culinary professional, with industry experience, working as an educator in an accredited postsecondary institution or military training facility. A CCE is responsible for the development, implementation, administration, evaluation and maintenance of a culinary arts or foodservice management curriculum. In addition, a CCE demonstrates the culinary competencies of a Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC®) or Certified Working Pastry Chef (CWPC®) during a practical exam.

Hamilton graduated from The Chef's Academy with an associate degree of applied science in culinary arts and has worked in the culinary industry for a large portion of his career. He was an executive chef at Malibu Grill in Bloomington, Ind., for three years. Electing to go into fine dining, he took an executive sous chef position there and then became executive chef, a position he held for nearly two years as he maintained a seasonal menu. While working at 14 West in Indianapolis, Hamilton was awarded the presidential scholarship at The Chef's Academy and graduated as valedictorian of his class.

“We are very proud of Brandon and his excellent accomplishments,” said Jayson Boyers, national division president of The Chef’s Academy. “At The Chef’s Academy, we strive to maintain top credentials and have an attitude of lifelong learning toward the culinary industry, and we support the continued growth and development of all our chef instructors.”

New Media Content:
The Chef’s Academy Twitter:

The Chef’s Academy Facebook:

The Chef’s Academy Blog:

The Chef’s Academy YouTube Channel:

About The Chef’s Academy:
The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 6,000 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College’s 12 campuses, its online division and The Chef’s Academy. Headquartered in Indianapolis, The Chef’s Academy opened a second academy on a 4.37-acre campus in North Carolina’s Triangle in August 2011. At The Chef’s Academy, students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry. The college’s culinary division provides an environment that fosters students’ passion for culinary arts and hospitality and a curriculum developed by the most qualified instructors and leaders in the market. The Chef’s Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). For more information about The Chef’s Academy, visit

Anjelica Cummings
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

The Chef's Academy
Patty Briguglio