Explore a World-Class Bakery School

If you have a Penchant for Patisserie, Explore Our Bakery School

Bakery SchoolEarning a certificate in baking from a reputable bakery school is a fantastic way to boost your baking skills and retain the necessary skills to stay competitive and on top of your game in the job market. Here at Prue Leith Culinary Institute, we have various options for those who are keen on baking. Whether you want to bake for leisure or enter into a culinary profession, we have options galore. Let’s explore some of our full-time, part-time, and short course offerings below.

Full-time/part-time baking courses at our culinary school:

If you want to take your cooking and baking to a professional level and enter the job market with a professional qualification, then the best option is a full-time course in patisserie. We offer students both an 18-month opportunity (which includes a 5-month practical in the Prue Leith restaurant on campus) and a 6-month full-time baking course. Both options will teach students the basics and cover topics such as breakfast patisseries, advanced breads, high tea and buffets, chocolate and confectionery, and kitchen management and design. We also offer the 18-month course on a part-time basis for those unable to commit to full-time hours. Browse full-time and part-time options at our school here: 

Part-time and short baking courses at our culinary school:

If you adore baking but are not ready to throw yourself into a full-time course offering, why not consider one of our shorter courses and elevate your skills for fun? We have the following short courses available in the baking realm, and they are perfect for individuals, pairs, or groups.

  • Masterclass: Mastering Macaroons (1 day)
  • Advanced Cakes: Gateaux and Entertainment (5 days)
  • Basic baking (1 day)
  • Valrhona Chocolate and Sugar Confections (1 day)
  • Art of Tarts (1 day)
  • Festive Baking and Decorating: Christmas (1 day)
  • Festive Baking and Decorating: Easter (1 day)

We also run numerous other short culinary courses at our school covering topics such as seafood, braaing, fermentation, salads, meat, and more. We truly do have something for everyone and every skill level.

All our short course offerings allow those with a passion or interest in baking to up their skills and broaden their repertoire. For more details on these offerings, send us a message!

Chat with Our Team

If you want to learn more about Prue Leith Culinary School, then why not book a slot at one of our open days or evenings? We will give you a tour of our state-of-the-art campus and kitchen, share our presentation on food as a career, and delve into our various course offerings. We also host numerous events at our campus and have an on-site restaurant where prospective students can revel in the wonders of fine dining and see what it is all about. For more information, send us an email at info@prueleith.co.za or give us a call on 012 654 5203. We’re so excited to meet with you and show you the magic of baking and other culinary techniques.