Certified Food Service Professional
An industry specific professional qualification for the UK foodservice industry brought to you by the Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA).
The CFSP programme takes a systemic approach to understanding the foodservice industry. The programme has been designed to provide all who undertake it with a general overview of the entire industry along with a close look at the various functional co-relationships and interdependencies that exist within a specific foodservice operation.
It looks externally from a catering operation and examines the interrelationships between all of the key industry constituents. The study guide and its corresponding seminar provide a general overview of the numerous areas and disciplines that go into an effective and efficient foodservice design and operation.
CFSP is open to anyone, with a recommended two or more years experience in the foodservice industry.
To successfully achieve a CFSP qualification, candidates are required to:
- read the study guide "An Introduction to Food Service" prior to the seminar day
- attend a day-long pre exam seminar
- study for and pass a comprehensive exam
Continuing Professional Education
The CFSP Programme is a CPD accredited training course by The CPD Certification Service.
You can view the CPD course overview here.
How much does it cost?
A payment of £1000 plus VAT, (£630 + VAT for FEA/FSCI members) covers the test programme and evaluation of experience. In return you receive regular updates and information to recognise your status as a CFSP accredited professional.