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Start Your Chef Career with the Best Education

So, you are thinking of following a chef career. Maybe one of the many food programmes on television inspired you or perhaps your love for preparing food is so overwhelming that you are willing to spend 30 to 40 hours … Continue reading

Top Chef Skills for a Career in Patisserie

If you wish to become a skilled patisserie chef, take note of the chef skills briefly introduced below. Physical Competence and Strength You will work long hours and will often have to start your chef duties early in the morning, … Continue reading

Top Rated Cooking Academy opens International Opportunities for Aspiring Local Chefs

Not every cooking academy in South Africa is able to offer its learners the prospects of an international career. In fact, neither can there be many that can provide a dependable source of trained chefs who are qualified to international … Continue reading

The Right Chef School is Important to Amateurs and Professionals

The title of “chef school” is one that is often claimed without genuine justification. It has been applied to everything from guidance by a stay-at-home mom in the confines of her own kitchen and evening classes at an adult education … Continue reading

Among South Africa’s Culinary Schools – A World-class Academy for Chefs

South Africans no longer need to attend culinary schools overseas in order to gain an international qualification. Since 1997, the nation’s aspiring young chefs have had access to a facility that rivals any to be found in the institutions of … Continue reading

Attend an Internationally Rated Cooking Academy in the Heart of Gauteng

Although some may be unaware of it, an internationally-rated cooking academy was established in the Gauteng city of Centurion back in 1997. More significantly, during the intervening 17 years, the facility has repeatedly established itself as the finest training centre … Continue reading

South African Cooking Academy Offers Courses Leading to International Qualifications

There is a cooking academy in Gauteng that offers locals, who aspire to become chefs, the opportunity to pursue courses that can earn them international qualifications, while conducting all their lessons in South Africa. In the past, an international culinary … Continue reading

Prestigious Cookery School Produces Quality Candidates for Top Chef Jobs

A cooking school, staffed by former holders of top chef and management jobs within the hospitality industry, simply has to be the best possible place to start the search for anyone whose goal is to tap into South Africa’s next … Continue reading

Best Foundation for a Chef Career and All Cooking Jobs

An approved diploma can be the best possible start for a career as a chef or for most jobs that call for sound cooking skills. While some simply receive their training in the workplace, when given a thorough exposure to … Continue reading

An International Cooking Diploma from a South African Cooking Academy

There is no need to start packing for Switzerland in order to gain an international cooking diploma. The prestigious cooking academy to which celebrity chef, restaurateur and best-selling author of Leith’s Cookery Bible, Prue Leith, has lent her name, offers … Continue reading