Objective

OUR CORE SET OF VALUES

The following values are the cornerstone and foundation of the organization, emphasizing the importance of what NAC does and how it is done:

INTEGRITY

Honor commitments, act with integrity, trust one another, promote character enrichment, value diversity in the workforce, exceed community environmental expectations and exhibit fairness in all business practices.

HIGH PERFORMANCE

Perform to the best of ability, learn to live with ambiguity and uncertainty, welcome future changes in the culinary industry, learn to manage risk, use common sense, reward creativity and continuous improvement, and promote lifelong learning.

COMMUNITY
Satisfy customers, value employees, serve the membership, develop strong relationships and support the community.

EXCELLENCE
Shape the future through quality and character in everything, set appropriate goals and be accountable, develop leadership, empower employees, promote teamwork, take pride in what is done, adopt a “can–do” attitude, enhance the image of the profession, excel in customer service and reward performance.

OUR LEADERSHIP NORMS

WE COMMUNICATE FULLY
We listen actively and communicate fully to enable productive exchange.
We pursue richer, constructive dialogue exchanging ideas, concerns and agendas to foster transparent interaction.
We promote productive communications and challenge behaviors that inhibit constructive conversation.

WE ENGAGE PRODUCTIVELY
We seek meaningful interactions and alternate perspectives to invite a diversity of ideas and find the best solutions.
We view productive discourse as a positive opportunity to bring out the best in our members, committees and ourselves.
We recognize, and are respectful of, individual needs and approaches to provide an environment of openness, honesty and integrity.

WE INVEST IN OURSELVES AND EACH OTHER
We promote the development of ourselves and each other to foster continuous growth and improvement.
We support the team and the individual to help each other overcome barriers and fulfill our goals and commitments.
We give and accept feedback to empower personal and organizational change.

We hold ourselves accountable for living our norms—every day, everywhere.

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

The vision of the French National Culinary Academy U.S. Chapter is to be the leader in professional and personal development for the culinary community, while promoting current culinary techniques and preserving the history and skills of the craft, by providing accredited educational programs, certifications, competitions and networking designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs.