Prue Leith Chefs Academy is an internationally recognised culinary institution that is regularly rated by top chefs and industry professionals as offering the finest culinary training in South Africa. This culinary institution offers various courses and diplomas to students wanting a recognised qualification and the highest professional training in this field. Full time and part time courses include the Grande Diploma in Culinary Studies Food and Wine, the Diploma in Culinary Studies and the Diploma in Patisserie.
The Grande Diploma Studies in Food and Wine is a fulltime course that is 18 months long and is divided into 3 semesters. This course is an extremely thorough course that will prepare the student for a career as a professional chef. The course offers classic French training in hot, cold and pastry kitchens and specialist subjects which include Pan African cuisine, spice route studies, finance and kitchen management. Clive Torr, Cape wine master offers the Cape Wine Ambassadors course. It is an intensive course, from a theoretical and practical point of view. The highly rated on-site restaurant is the perfect platform for practical experience for students.
The structure of the culinary institution and the curriculum, based on the French tradition, is rigorously monitored by Prue Leith OBE. Students graduating from this academy are assured of jobs just about anywhere in the world and many have gone on to work with some of the world’s most famous chefs – including Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver. The lecturers are all experts in their particular field and have years of experience. They ensure students learn both the academic as well as the practical side of culinary arts and make sure students are able to apply everything they learn in the “real world’. City & Guilds in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts (7065) are written alongside our examinations so that the learner can achieve national framework qualifications which will allow for easier travel work experiences.
You can find out about a Grande Diploma and other courses by contacting Prue Leith Chefs Academy.