Choosing the Best Baking School for You

Jan 29, 2024 | Articles

Choosing the Best Baking School for Your Culinary Journey

If you’re hoping to enter the realm of professional baking and patisserie, you’ve probably considered enrolling in one of the top baking schools. Attending a renowned culinary school is one of the best ways for aspiring bakers and chefs to enhance their culinary knowledge and gain the technical skillset needed to thrive. If you’ve been considering tertiary education and you’re trying to decide which institution would best suit your needs, ponder the following considerations before choosing a cooking school.

Considerations when Finding the Right Baking Schools 

Prestigious baking schools offer students a high level of education and provide them with the practical skills to succeed in hospitality. Before deciding on a specific culinary academy, it’s important to consider the following:

  • Facilities and accreditations: Top considerations when choosing between different baking schools are the accreditations offered and the quality of tuition. At CTIA, students learn under the guidance of seasoned industry professionals who have had decades of experience in culinary circles. Moreover, our qualifications and diplomas are internationally recognised by City & Guilds, meaning that students can work in a variety of locations after graduation. We pride ourselves on prestigious education and equip our students with the tools and knowledge needed to stand out from the crowd.
  • Integrated learning opportunities: Opt for baking schools that offer work integrated learning At CTIA, students enrolled in full-time and part-time programmes get the opportunity to work in real-world settings, putting their skills to the test and developing their professional network. This gives them the experience and confidence needed to become a successful hospitality professional.
  • Campus location: Location plays a big role when deciding on baking schools. You likely want to be close to a central destination that has an exciting food scene. CTIA has four campuses, located in Stellenbosch, Durban, Mbombela, and Centurion. This makes our academy accessible to a wide range of students dotted around the country. Each location also offers an impressive array of eateries, cafes, restaurants, and hotels, meaning that students get the chance to experience a vast selection of hospitality establishments.

Get in Touch with Us 

If we’ve piqued your interest and you like the sound of our culinary school, why not book a tour? Explore your chosen campus (located in Centurion, Mbombela, Stellenbosch, and Durban) and experience our state-of-the-art facilities and training rooms firsthand. We’re always available to answer any questions and look forward to meeting you.

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