As a result of COVID-19, the lockdown has brought about a massive transformation in home cooking behaviour. Our relationship with food is changing, as family meals become the new normal. However, many people lack the basic know-how, preventing them from gaining the confidence they need to better their skills. Whether you’re just starting, you’ve recently rekindled your culinary passion and want to better your skills, or you’re looking to launch a home-based catering business, you too can benefit from learning more than a couple of things at a cooking school.
Hone Your Skills and Expand Your Culinary Knowledge
Some cooking schools provide only a few short courses, whereas we offer not only various short courses but also part-time, full-time, and online courses. In our 12-month Diploma in Professional Cooking, you will, for instance, learn how to make stocks, sauces, and pasta like spaghetti, ravioli, and tortellini, cannelloni, and rice noodles. You will also learn how to prepare and cook vegetables, grains and legumes, and fish, poultry, and red meats. A culinary school will teach you the things that you cannot learn in cookbooks and on cookery shows.
Gain Kitchen Confidence
Enrolling in a cooking school is one of the best ways to improve your culinary skills, which includes learning basic knife skills and techniques. As you learn to use the right knives and tools for each step of food preparation, you gain the confidence to create masterpieces. Then there is the matter of condiments. Knowing your condiments should form part of your basis if you are to bring out the best in your food. Plus, the better your food will taste, the more your self-esteem will rise.
For many, a kitchen is a place to prepare meals, but for others, it’s a place to create magic. If you enjoy spending hours in the kitchen and would like to further your skills, a cooking school will lead you in the right direction. Entertaining will become simple and fun, family meal planning will be a delight, and you could even save money on that exorbitant food bill each month. Better still, turn your passion for food into an income by opening your own catering business, or take your skills even further until you can earn the title of a chef.
So, What Are You Waiting For?
If you want to improve your culinary skills, then CTIA has the right course for you. While we have campuses in Centurion, Stellenbosch, Durban, and Nelspruit, we can assist you via our online platform too. With our help, you will get the hands-on experience you need, including in areas related to food preparation, food presentation, and food appreciation.
Contact us for more information if you wish to take your culinary skills to the next level.