Chefs Training College

Choose the Chefs College that Gives You Access to Leading-Edge Training Facilities

If you are serious about training to become a professional chef, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you enrol at just any chefs college:

  1. Being a chef requires more than a love for food. It is a commitment that needs to stem from a passion for all things culinary and a desire to learn.
  2. Your training never truly ends. The culinary industry is steeped in long and rich history and is still constantly evolving. There is always more to learn.
  3. The quality of the chefs college you study at will play a significant role in the future success of your professional career.

Discover Prue Leith Culinary Institute – The Leading Chefs Training College in South Africa

Our exceptional culinary school is not only named after renowned restaurateur, chef, author, and businesswoman Prue Leith OBE, the Michelin-star holder also plays a pivotal role in developing the curriculum based on her experience from running her own cooking school, Leith’s School of Food and Wine.

With such inspiration, and an unwavering dedication to maintaining only the best standards, the Prue Leith Culinary Institute has established itself as the top culinary school in South Africa over the last two decades.

Get Access to World-Class Training Facilities

After more than 20 years at the forefront of professional culinary training, we still endeavour to deliver the best experience for our culinary students. We have confirmed our place at the leading edge of culinary tuition in South Africa and Africa.

Our chefs college provides cutting-edge training across three kitchens:

  • Training Kitchen – equipped with 20 state-of-the-art cooking stations. Each station comprises Electrolux Professional gas hobs, prep basin with hot and cold water, portion scale, induction cooker, undercounter fridge, KitchenAid Mixer, and a full set of small equipment, pots, and pans.
  • Patisserie Kitchen – equipped with 10 dedicated stations. They all have TechniStone® tops, induction cookers, gas hobs, portion scales, KitchenAid Mixer, and full sets of small equipment, pots and pans, and adequately air-conditioned for pastry work.
  • Restaurant Kitchen – the kitchen at The Prue Leith Restaurant is divided into a Hot Kitchen, Cold Kitchen, and Pastry Kitchen allowing for high levels of concentration under the watchful eye of the academy’s chef lecturers.

Our theory lectures, exams, and special events take place in one of two spacious 40-seater lecture rooms, both of which are fully equipped with audio and visual suites, as well as full Wi-Fi connectivity. We also boast a student library that carries the latest publications dedicated to culinary knowledge both old and new, as well as subscriptions to some of the world’s foremost magazines and journals and multimedia options, such as gastronomic TV series and instructional content.

Whether you are an experienced food professional looking to upgrade existing skills or a novice embarking on an epicurean journey of discovery, now is the time to delve into the wide range of culinary courses offered by the leading chefs training college in South Africa. Request your application form now or contact us for more information.