About

CTIA #CHEFLIFE

A CULINARY TRAINING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER

CTIA’s first campus, located in Centurion, South Africa, opened its doors in 2009 with the goal of providing a unique learning environment based on cutting-edge technology and a promise to look after our students every step of the way.

It’s a promise we made, and one that we’ve kept. We’ve now expanded to three additional locations, but we’ve never lowered our standards for providing a warm, friendly, and nourishing learning environment. Staff and students at CTIA are family members as well as community members, and that will never change.

A SOLID FOUNDTION

AND ACCESS TO A

DIVERSE CAREER PATH

Our courses provide students with a solid foundation and foster the confidence needed to innovate, create, and embrace a career path filled with diverse opportunities:

  • working in catering companies,
  • hotels,
  • restaurants,
  • or cruise liners,
  • to food photography,
  • to launching a business of your own.

 

We work hard to stay on top of the latest changes in the hospitality industry so that we can share them with our students at home and abroad.

Why choose CTIA

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WE’RE ADAPTABLE, FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE
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PART-TIME AND ONLINE OPTIONS
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WE’RE FAMILY AND A COMMUNITY
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PREPPING YOU FOR THE INDUSTRY
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EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY
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FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE, FOCUSED ON INNOVATION

WE’RE ADAPTABLE, FLEXIBLE AND RESPONSIVE

Our online courses are just as comprehensive and interactive as our in-person classes, with the added benefit of being flexible and responsive to your needs. You can study from anywhere, and you’ll have access to our expert faculty and support staff around the clock.

PART-TIME AND ONLINE OPTIONS

Many people simply don’t have the time to study full-time. Our part-time programme is in no way inferior to our full-time courses. Our online courses are ideal for individuals who prefer online learning.

WE’RE FAMILY AND A COMMUNITY

CTIA is more than just a culinary school – we’re a family, and a community. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll feel like you belong here. Our expert faculty and support staff will mentor you along your culinary journey, ensuring that you reach your full potential.

PREPPING YOU FOR THE INDUSTRY

At CTIA, we prepare our students for the culinary industry in every way possible. We have forged strong ties with a diverse array of industry partners, with whom we place our students in practical roles. This gives CTIA chefs-in-the-making an opportunity to gain invaluable experience that leads to improved skill and confidence.

To be a great chef, attitude and values are just as important as skills and knowledge, which is why we focus on developing and evaluating all these key areas. We also emphasise important career-advancing skills, such as:

  • CV writing;
  • interview techniques; and
  • professional communication.

EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY

At CTIA, we pride ourselves on offering excellent value for money.

If you are struggling to afford your course fees upfront, don’t worry – CTIA can assist you with a payment plan. Simply get in touch with one of our career guidance consultants and they will be more than happy to provide you with further information and suggestions.

CTIA is registered with both Standard Bank and Student Hero, so we are well-equipped to help you find the best possible funding solution for your individual needs.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE, FOCUSED ON INNOVATION

We’re constantly thinking about your future.

The culinary and hospitality landscape is constantly evolving, both at home and abroad. We keep our finger on the pulse of all the latest culinary trends and industry requirements, and constantly adapt our training curricula to ensure that our students are always ahead of the curve.

What’s in

STORE FOR 2024?

At CTIA, we pride ourselves on providing a warm, fun, and an inspiring and creative environment for our students as they embark on their culinary journey. We offer a variety of national and international qualifications, which have been designed to give our students the best possible chance at success in their chosen careers.

Our courses are constantly updated to ensure that our students benefit from the latest developments in the landscape and to maximise their prospects at career success. We are offering a host of new national qualifications in both our culinary and hospitality programmes.

We are excited to announce that we will be expanding our online offering soon, with a range of new and exciting bite size courses, programmes and learning opportunities. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further updates – we can’t wait to share more information with you soon!

CTIA HAS FORMED SOLID PARTNERSHIPS OVER 10 YEARS

TO OFFER CUTTING EDGE QUALIFICATIONS

In South Africa, all culinary schools must align with the revised skills development strategy of the Organising Framework for Occupations. The revised strategy, which is in line with international trends and best practices, includes the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). CTIA is proud to have been part of the development team for this programme; and we are fully accredited with the QCTO.

In terms of our internationally accredited offerings, CTIA has formed a long-term partnership with City & Guilds (C&G) – a UK-based education organisation with global reach. Based on feedback from the industry, City & Guilds has updated its global hospitality qualifications to reflect the skills and competencies required by employers.

Excitingly, they have aligned these qualifications to the Global Hospitality Certification, our brand-new global certification for the hospitality industry, developed in partnership with Worldchefs and employers around the world. This unique combination brings these new qualifications in line with current industry practices. These qualifications cover transferable as well as job role-specific skills, set out by employers, offering a holistic approach to training learners to be work-ready.

These programmes perfectly complement CTIA’s commitment to providing a cutting-edge education, and all the skills, experience and confidence needed to be ‘industry ready’ upon graduation.

THE CTIA APPROACH TO

ACCREDITATION, ASSOCIATION AND RECOGNITION

Through its partnerships, with national and global bodies, CTIA ensures its qualification are recognised both locally and internationally.

We offer the following:

  • A national programme, accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).
  • Several internationally recognised programmes, accredited by City & Guilds (C&G) and the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH).
  • An opportunity to enroll for a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts in partnership with the Business & Hospitality Management School (BHMS) in Lucerne, Switzerland.
  • Through CTIA’s membership association with the South African Chefs Association (SACA), we are endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) for being a quality culinary education provider.

ACCESS TO

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS THE GLOBE

CTIA students get preference for international work opportunities through Placement International.

Placement International is an American recruitment and placement company specialising in the luxury hospitality industry. They help students and young professionals find paid internships, management training programs and first-time jobs in the USA, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Join us!

Whether you’re studying on a full-time or part-time basis, in person or online, we promise to provide you with the best training experience of your life. Come and join us – we can’t wait to accompany you on the best training experience of your life.