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Presenting Prue Leith Chefs Academy Cooking Short Courses

Presenting Prue Leith Chefs Academy Cooking Short Courses

Did you know that our renowned school of cooking, Prue Leith Chefs Academy, offers cooking short courses? Anyone can attend the cooking short courses at our chefs’ school, widely known for educating and training professional chefs in South Africa. Kids, adults, seniors, singles, couples, groups of friends, and team-building groups, and business executives; almost anyone, from all walks of life, enrol for our short cooking courses at Prue Leith. If you have a love of food in its variety of guises and disciplines and a desire to acquire or update your cooking skills, you are an ideal candidate for one of the Prue Leith cooking short courses.

Short Cooking Courses

At Prue Leith Chefs Academy, our range of short cooking courses changes from time to time. Some courses are seasonal, whilst innovative new short courses periodically join the list of what is on offer to non-professional cooks. Some of our short cooking courses are suitable for professional chefs who want to brush up on their skills, but most of our short courses are designed for enthusiasts, home cooks, and others in allied foodie capacities. Nonetheless, across the board, irrespective of level, all our courses are presented in our professional kitchens at our academy, by professional lecturers who are experts in their fields. These include:

  • Food Photography & Styling – 5 days;
  • Taming Fire: Mastering the Art of Braaiing – 1 day;
  • WSET Level 1 Wine Course – 3 days;
  • Meet Your Kitchen – 12 classes;
  • Kitchens of the World – 1 day;
  • Summer Salads – 1 day;
  • KIDchen: Baking – 1 day – children 8-12 years of age, if younger, must be accompanied by a parent;
  • KIDchen: Pasta & Dumplings – 1 day, age guidelines as above;
  • Passionate About Poultry – 1 day;
  • Fabulous Fish – 1 day;
  • Basic Baking – 1 day;
  • Chocolate & Sugar Confections – 1 day;
  • Secrets of Seafood – 1 day;
  • Menu Planning, Plating, and Trends – 5 days;
  • Versatile Vegetables – 1 day;
  • Mastering Meat – 1 day;
  • Art of Bread Baking – 2 days;
  • Art of Tarts – 1 day;
  • Art of Pasta & Sauces – 2 days;
  • Festive Baking & Decorating: Christmas – 1 day;
  • Festive Baking & Decorating: Easter – 1 day.

Two of our slightly longer cooking short courses may be of interest to both home cooks and culinary students who wish to develop their pastry, cake-decorating, and sugar-craft skills:

  • Certificate in Sugar Craft – a great prequel to the Advanced Certificate in Sugar Craft (11 weeks).
  • Advanced Cakes and Decorations – confident and advanced home bakers, as well as chefs (5 days).

Course dates and session or class times vary, while class sizes are limited to ensure that participants receive adequate personal attention, so it is advisable to book your place and enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Our informative, user-friendly website is full of details of all our cooking courses. Whether you seek full-time professional chef diploma courses, those which are offered on a part-time basis for chefs who are already working, or our outstanding range of cooking short courses – for any and every cooking enthusiast who wishes to become proficient in any number of cooking specialities – we have a course for you.

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