Please note that this qualification is only recognised internationally and not in South Africa. Upon completion of this programme, students will receive an international qualification and not a South-African qualification.
This course will give you a solid foundation of all things culinary.
You’ll learn about nutrition, food safety and kitchen hygiene, and you’ll master the fundamental knife skills and cooking methods that any budding chef needs for a thriving career in the culinary world. Not only will you learn to bake bread and produce some timeless classics, but we’ll also teach you to prepare meals with flair.
Hands-on experience: Once you’ve learnt the kitchen essentials, it’s time to test these out in a nine-week industry visit, of which one week will be spent in a high-volume bakery. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a chefs table.
Once you have completed this course, you will have the basic skills to start off in the food industry.
This course is perfect for someone who is looking to work in food preparation or who has just started out. If you would like to boost basic skills and knowledge to progress in your career and perhaps become a chef, this is the course for you.
If you want to continue your studies, you can choose to pursue any of the following:
- City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking Programme or
- City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Patisserie Programme or
- QCTO NQF Level 5 Occupational Certificate: Chef
- City & Guilds Food Safety in Catering
- City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (8065-01)
- Chefs Training & Innovation Academy Certificate of Achievement
Programme fees include the following
Two full sets of uniform, one branded golf T-shirt (full time students only), one pair of safety shoes, knife set and roll, SACA Membership and student card with SACA benefits, course material, CTIA recipe book, induction and orientation week, tuition, all practical ingredients, use of all equipment, free Wi-Fi, parking on Campus, City & Guilds first examination fees, City & Guilds certification, graduation fees (for the student only).
Self-catering, Bed & Breakfast chef, commis chef, assistant chef
PRATCTICAL AND THEORETICAL SUBJECTS
- Introduction to culinary arts
- Industry preparation
- Introduction to kitchen equipment and terminology
- Health and safety
- Food safety
- Expertise in knife handling and cutting techniques
- Cooking methods: boiling; poaching and steaming; deep and shallow frying; braising and stewing; baking; roasting and grilling
- Nutrition & special diets
- Cold kitchen preparation
- Regeneration and mise-en-place
- Preserving techniques
- Workplace skills and mentorship
- Food costing
- South African cuisine
- Basic first aid training
- Basic fire training
- CTIA midterm exam, final theory exam, practical exam
- City & Guilds theory exam, City & Guilds Food Safety exam