History & 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 area.
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 1994, the school became accredited by the Accrediting
Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a
recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
And in February 2020, the school was reaccredited for a fifth 5-year
period. JNA Institute of Culinary Arts was also recognized by ACCSC
as a 2007 ACCSC School of Distinction.
In 1999, the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society authorized the
establishment of the “Iota of Pennsylvania” Chapter at the school.
JNA 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.