History and Philosophy
JNA Institute of Culinary Arts
has provided quality training for the food service industry since 1988.
From the standpoint of success stories, graduates from our first program
are still employed in the food service industry in ever increasing areas
of responsibility. We encourage our graduates to stay in touch with us
through their careers and come back to talk with our new students to
help them through the hard times as they prepare for a lifetime of
successful hospitality employment. Our graduates become part of our
family. With a strong concern for educational excellence and a proud
record of job placement, the school maintains an excellent reputation
among students, graduates, and employers throughout the Philadelphia
In 1992, the school was recognized by the Pennsylvania Department
of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools and was granted a
License to operate as a private licensed school.
In February of 1994, the school became accredited by the
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC
is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
1999, the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society authorized the
establishment of the “Iota of Pennsylvania” Chapter at the school.
February of 2010, the school was reaccredited for a fourth 5-year period.
ACCSC has recognized JNA Institute of Culinary Arts as a 2006/2007
School of Distinction
Institute of Culinary Arts is dedicated to turning out well-trained
graduates. The faculty, using modern educational techniques, teaches the
students in a realistic job setting. Hands-on training is stressed, but
theory and relevant course work are also used to provide our students
with the necessary background and experience to become successes. The
staff and faculty seek to help the student develop positive self-images
as well as marketable skills. The quality of our training is such that
our graduates are often employed in a short period time. The hallmarks
of our training are easily identified. They are effective instructional
methods, hands-on training, and material of educational relevance. We
deliver this to our students in a friendly and caring atmosphere.