Professional Development & Training

Looking to sharpen your skills, get inspired by new ideas and network with other educators? JWU offers a variety of immersive professional development and training sessions throughout the year.

Upon successful completion of a program, all participants receive credit for professional development hours.

We also offers master's and doctoral programs through our Graduate School at the Providence Campus.

Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ)
As a global partner of CAFÉ, JWU invites educators, especially those teaching culinary and baking and pastry arts, to visit In addition to the website, CAFÉ offers a wide range of resources to food service educators, including workshops and conferences and an online magazine.

Culinary Arts Summer Educator Programs
Our immersive culinary arts summer educator programs are designed for food service educators who want to improve their knowledge and teaching skills. Choose from the following tracks:

Certified Culinary Essentials Educator (CCEE) Program
June 16-21, 2013

Increase your knowledge of the principles and techniques of teaching culinary arts in a secondary and post-secondary environment. Emphasis is on developing lesson plans, best practices of instructional methods, tools and skills of instruction, and organizing instructional and supplementary materials.

A take-home final exam and outside classroom project are optional course requirements for those desiring CCEE certification.

Updating Your Baking & Pastry Arts Skills
Level 1 and Level 2: June 16-21, 2013

Level I is designed for educators of all skill levels, while Level II is designed for graduates of Level I and/or educators with food service industry experience.

How to Register
Download, complete and return the registration form (791K PDF). Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same school.