Fast Track a Culinary Career with the City & Guilds Certifications at CTIA

Sep 14, 2022 | Articles

Lockdown has had a ripple effect on just about every business and individual throughout not only South Africa but the world at large. If you, like many other people, have come to the realisation that life is too short to spend it cooped up in an office doing something that makes you unhappy, then you are probably looking at new, exciting ways to enjoy your life. And what better way to do it than to enter the dynamic world of the culinary arts?

You Do Not Need a Higher Education to Excel in Hospitality

You only have to look at the popularity of all those reality cooking shows to see that there’s something undeniably appealing about becoming a chef. A creative, diverse, and recession-proof career that begins with professional culinary certifications, becoming a chef is one of the few careers where you do not need higher education to make decent money.

Your Career Choices Are Many

Chefs have a brilliant life! Sure, they work hard and long hours, but they get to travel to exotic places, cook for celebrities, work on yachts and cruise liners, and they get to invent their signature dish. As an executive or pastry chef, you will be knowledgeable enough to find work as a chef in all corners of the globe. You will also be confident enough to manage or open your very own restaurant, start a catering business, or even get into food technology, styling, blogging, or buying – especially if you studied at CTIA.

As a trillion-dollar global industry – thriving with opportunity – hospitality is the key to international travel, events, hotels, luxury services, culture, exotic foods, and tourism. However, to get there, you will need to learn the fundamental art of cuisine along with classic and modern culinary techniques. A City & Guilds certification will also cover flavour pairings, profiles, menu creation, food sanitation, restaurant management, business, and marketing. It will arm you with the tools to become an internationally sought-after chef or restaurateur.

We Have Campuses in Centurion, Stellenbosch, Durban, and Nelspruit

AT CTIA, we’re the leading Culinary Arts and Hospitality Academy in South Africa, with campuses in Centurion, Stellenbosch, Durban, and Nelspruit. With over 10-years of Excellence, our internationally recognised City & Guilds certifications ensure students get the best training so they can get the best-paid internships in Europe or launch a career on South African soil or abroad.

Find Your Culinary Voice at Chefs Training & Innovation Academy

As an elite and influential Culinary Arts Academy of Excellence, with exclusive partnerships with B.H.M.S. in Switzerland, Placement International, and the NH Hotel Group in Europe – our City & Guilds professional culinary certifications will take you further than you can imagine. At CTIA, our internationally accredited City & Guilds short- and -long, full- and part-time certifications will show you how to get on the fast track to success in the world of cuisine, hotels, tourism, and hotel or restaurant management.

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