JNA Institute has provided quality training for the food service industry since 1988. From its Inauguration, graduates from our first program are still employed in the food service industry in ever increasing areas of responsibility. Our graduates become part of our family--they are encouraged throughout their careers to come back and advise new JNA students as they prepare for a lifetime of successful hospitality employment. With a strong concern for educational excellence and a proud record of job placement, JNA maintains an excellent reputation among students, graduates, and employers throughout the Philadelphia area and abroad.
In 1992, JNA 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, JNA was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
In February 2020, JNA was reaccredited for a fifth 5-year period. JNA Institute 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 JNA.
JNA Institute 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.