Become Industry-Ready with Culinary Certifications That Include Industry Placements

Do you love food and have a passion for creating new and exciting dishes? In life, not only are death and taxes certain, but so is food. As one of the world’s most competitive industries, the business of food is thriving with opportunity. If you’re serious about becoming industry-ready, here’s what you need to know about the culinary certifications at Chefs Training & Innovation Academy.

Kick-Start Your Career with a 6-Month Professional Cookery Certification

Offering a culinary academic foundation where aspiring foodies get turned into entry-level chefs and entrepreneurs, our international City & Guilds certification covers the basics of commercial cookery and provides a solid foundation for students looking to kick-start their career. Our 6-month course covers catering, food preparation, food safety, kitchen hygiene, nutrition, baking, cooking, and knife skills, and it also includes industry placement.

Fast-Track Your Way to the Top with a 12-Month Professional Culinary Arts Programme

Our International Diploma in Food Preparation & Cooking will get you there. Our 12-month programme covers the art of basic cuisine, knife skills, cooking techniques, artisan bread and pastries, chocolate making, and cake decorating. You will learn about stocks, sauces, fish, shellfish, grains, pulses, meat, nutrition science, and the entrepreneurial basics required to start a business, and it includes industry placement. This programme also consists of the City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking, which covers catering, plating, and the importance of safety and sanitation in a kitchen and restaurant.

Get Molecular with a 2-Month Innovation in Culinary Arts Programme

If molecular gastronomy, avant-garde cookery, and traditional dishes from around the globe fascinate you, then master the art of global gastronomical trends and traditions with our 2-month Innovation in Culinary Arts Programme. Covering all things traditional, artisanal, and avant-garde, you will learn how to make preserves, charcuterie (chorizo and salami), and cheese (including ricotta, mozzarella, and halloumi). You will also learn about recycling, herb growing, sustainable cookery, sous-vide cooking, and all about creating spheres, gels, and foams. This programme also covers menu planning and the entrepreneurial basics required to start a business.

Whether you’re looking to break into the industry, take your passion to the next level, or become an entrepreneur, Chefs Training & Innovation Academy is the culinary school of choice in South Africa. We have schools in Mpumalanga, Durban, Cape Town, and Pretoria, and our international City & Guilds certifications ensure that students get the best training available. Contact us today.

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