Advanced Cooking Courses Gauteng

Acclaimed Advanced Cooking Courses in Gauteng

Almost everyone who has left their parental home in Gauteng or elsewhere to live on their own has acquired a few basic cooking skills after a period of living solo. However, there is a great deal more to cooking, eating, or dining than first meets the culinary amateur’s eye, and that is why qualified chefs are professional cooks who have learnt their speciality by successfully completing advanced cooking courses.

Eating or Dining

 Eating is the act of consuming food in order to feed and sustain the body, but dining takes one far beyond the boundaries of mere eating. The act and process of dining is refined, sophisticated, elegant, and unhurried, so that diners may savour the taste, appearance, aromas, flavours, and textures of their tastefully plated meals. Dining etiquette applies, as does the use of appropriate cutlery, crockery, and glassware.

Fine dining represents the pinnacle of the art and culture of dining in style at the best restaurants in Gauteng. Likewise, advanced and creative cooking techniques are employed by professionally trained chefs who have completed advanced cooking courses, of which several of the most sought-after are presented at Prue Leith in Centurion, Gauteng.

Prue Leith’s Advanced Courses

Our Prue Leith advanced courses are designed for cooks and chefs who are already active in the industry and wish to brush up on or develop their culinary skills. Our post-graduate courses are the most advanced now on offer in either Gauteng or South Africa.

Post-Graduate Programmes

 Our Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts is a 6-month, full-time course that is designed to improve the kitchen management and culinary skills of formally qualified chefs, while simultaneously exposing them to new cuisine trends – essential aspects of a successful, modern kitchen. Course content is both practical and theoretical. Holders of this advanced diploma should become better leaders and more creative chefs who strive to improve quality in their kitchens.

The ALMA “Professional Chef of Italian Cuisine” (for qualified chefs) is an advanced full-time course that is about ten months in duration. The first two months is spent at Prue Leith Chefs Academy in Gauteng, where students attend two 2-hour evening Italian language classes per week, plus five 3-hour afternoon Italian food and culture classes. During the second 2-month semester, students are based at the ALMA culinary training institution in Italy, where they are taught a variety of practical and theoretical subjects and skills that essential to true Italian cuisine. This is followed by a 5-month-long stint during which students are placed at top establishments in Italy, where they gain hands-on practical experience in a typical Italian culinary environment. These five months are an internship; students receive meals and accommodation, but are not paid.

Our Diploma in Patisserie is an advanced course that is designed to equip qualified chefs with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge they will need to specialise in patisserie – at the advanced standards for which Prue Leith Academy is renowned. This 6-month, full-time patisserie course progresses to advanced levels and is concluded with two practical exams.

If you are already working as a chef, but your passion for food extends to an advanced level, there is only one acclaimed chefs’ academy for you – Prue Leith in Centurion, Gauteng.