We bring you a roundup of some of the best culinary schools in South Africa.
HTA School of Culinary Art
Offers a number of internationally accredited programmes that will equip budding chefs with the skills to build a career in the challenging and globally competitive world of cuisine. Programmes: Full-time: Professional Cookery & Culinary Art Programme (2 years); Chef Foundation Programme (1 year); Patisserie Programme | Part-time: In-service Chef Apprenticeship Programmes (1 year, 2 years and 3 years); Patisserie Programme 1 year); on-site training and correctional coaching
Accreditation: QCTO; City & Guilds; DHET pending
Campus: Randburg, Gauteng
Head: Founder Stephen Billingham
Contacts: +27 11 285 0916/37 | email@example.com | www.htachefschool.co.za
1000 Hills Chef School
A team of award-winning chef-lecturers lead students in small practical classes. A campus residence (with gym and WiFi) is available. Candidates require a personal interview, which can be arranged via video-chat. Comprehensive two-year program: Students achieve 3 x City & Guilds Diplomas: Food Preparation and Culinary Arts Diploma, Patisserie Diploma, Food and Beverage Service Diploma. 1 x City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Supervision. Certificates in First aid (level 1), Basic Fire Fighting. Other value add courses include advanced pastry and artisanal skills such as cheese making, charcuterie, craft beer brewing, sushi, a Coffee Barista certificate and Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET1) Qualification.
Accreditation: City & Guilds;QCTO; DHET pending
Heads: Principal: Chef Jade Benians; Directors: Trevor Maarschalk
Campus: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Contacts: +27 31 777 1566 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.thechefschool.com
Limpopo Chefs Academy
The Leading Culinary School in Limpopo that Offers a number of services that aren’t found in the area. The Academy is the number one choice for skills development. Programmes: Grande Chef Qualification (Occupational Certificate: Chef) – 3 years with QCTO / City & Guilds, NQF Level 5. Professional Patisserie Qualification (18 months, NQF Level 4). 1 Year Introduction: Professional Cookery and Food Preparation Qualification NQF Level 3. Full-time and part-time studies available on these and other courses, as well as in-service training and short skills courses.
Accreditation: City & Guilds; QCTO Campuses: Mokopane and Polokwane Campuses, Limpopo. Student Accommodation available at both campuses.
Head: Director and Principal Chef Tommie Hurter
Contacts: +27 15 491 1226 | +27 15 292 0102 | email@example.com | www.limpopochefs.co.za
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Francois Ferreira Academy
Francois Ferreira Academy offers International qualifications from City&Guilds Full Hospitality Suite as well as the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality(CTH)
FFA offers full-time studies, distance learning, in-service training projects and skills-driven community workshops. Full-time courses are enhanced by electives, giving students a leading edge upon entering the industry. Programmes: Certificate/
Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (3 years);1 Year Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Tourism and Hospitaliy Management(CTH); Occupational Certificate: Chef (QCTO), Assistant Chef Skills Course (6 months)
Accreditation: City & Guilds; QCTO;CTH; Cathsseta
Heads: Francois Ferreira; Denise Lindley
Campus: George, Western Cape
Contacts: +27 44 884 0765 firstname.lastname@example.org www.francoisferreira.com
Celo Academy offers hospitality and retain training for aspiring chefs, bakers, waiters, baristas, barmen and entrepreneurs. Their programmes provide hands-on, skills-based training in a live environment that prepares students for the real world. With over 1 200 graduates, over 65% of Celo Academy graduates have successfully entered the hospitality industry.
Courses include coverage of kery areas in the industry such as Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE); Hospitality Skills Training; Catering; D3evelopment Consulting; and Operational Consulting. More information on courses, costs, bursaries and accreditation are provided on request.
Campus: Johannesburg, Gauteng