South Africa’s Premium Cooking School

Oct 26, 2023 | Articles

Turn Up the Heat on Your Culinary Skills at Our Cooking School

Are you ready to develop your culinary skills and reach professional heights? If so, enrolling in our cooking school will equip you with the skills and insights needed to cultivate your culinary knowledge and reignite your cooking game. Students at the Chefs Training & Innovation Academy will learn an array of vital skills needed to thrive in the professional culinary sector.

Top Culinary Skills You’ll Learn at Our Cooking School

When you’re part of the CTIA family, you will learn these skills, and more:

  • Knife skills: Watch any chef competition, and knife skills are often one of the first areas where talented competitors show off their skills. While writers have their pens and artists have their paintbrushes, chefs have their knives. A chef’s knife is perhaps one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Students at our chef school will learn technical knife skills, including chopping, dicing, slicing, chiffonading, and julienning. Students will also learn how to correctly grip the knife and how to use their supporting hand effectively to maximise safety precautions.
  • Diverse food knowledge: The culinary world is characterised by an eclectic offering of delicious spices and ingredients from around the planet. Students at our chef school will learn the art of global cuisine and understand the unique flavours that differentiate diverse regional dishes.
  • Food presentation: While our full-time, part-time, and shorter ‘how to’ series teaches you the art of cooking, it’s also essential that you present your food beautifully. Our courses guide aspiring chefs through the practice of food presentation, allowing them to create visual and delectable feasts for their patrons and guests.
  • Soft skills: Culinary skills include practical cheffing skills and soft skills that will enable students to become seasoned professionals in the industry. Learn how to solve problems, work in teams, communicate effectively, manage your time, and work in high-pressure situations. Our work-integrated learning experiences allow students to apply these vital skills to high-pressure hospitality environments.

Explore CTIA – South Africa’s Premium Cooking School

If you’re ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, why not explore your nearest CTIA campus? Located in Stellenbosch, Mbombela, Centurion, and Durban, we have several exciting locations for aspiring chefs. Book an open day or chat with us to inquire about our full-time and part-time qualifications or our shorter ‘how to’ cooking series for the passionate home chef.

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