Chefs Classes

This is the time of year when students start looking for somewhere to take chefs’ classes. There are, of course, plenty of schools and academies to choose between, but it is in everyone’s best interests to choose the one that gives the best all round course and at the same time has the best reputation. That brings us down to one place, the Prue Leith Chef’s Academy in Centurion. Prue Leith is the patron of this academy. She is extremely well known in catering circles around the world and was awarded the OBE for her services to the catering industry in the United Kingdom. The school’s curriculum for chefs’ classes is very comprehensive and the academy is known and valued throughout the culinary industry as being a centre of superior culinary education.

The course of chefs’ classes at Prue Leith’s lasts for eighteen months and comprises three semesters. The academy has its own Fine Food Restaurant on the premises, and this has been rated among the hundred restaurants in South Africa. All students taking chefs’ classes spend time in the restaurant in all of the important tasks. As part of the course students have to participate in the Cape Wine Academy Certificate course, and they must complete this course in order to graduate from the college. During their last two semesters they spend two periods of eight weeks each at selected Game Lodges, Hotels and Restaurants in South Africa, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. No other catering college in South Africa can boast so versatile a course.