Choosing Between Culinary Schools

Choosing Between Culinary Schools? Consider These Major Factors First

If you have opted to study professional cookery this year, then we at the Prue Leith Culinary Institute extend our warm welcome to you. The world of cuisine is exciting and fast-paced, and training in this industry will offer many opportunities for growth. Unfortunately, it can be quite daunting to sift between various cookery training schools. Moreover, finding an academy or institution that caters to your ideal career one day is essential. If you are still scouting out what various culinary schools have to offer, then there are a few factors you may first want to consider.

Think About Available Training Facilities

While training at a culinary school, it is vital that you are afforded every chance available to ensure your success. The best way to ensure this is to study at an institution that offers students fully fledged training centres in which to hone their skills and master their craft. At our fine institution, students have access to new kitchen and lecture facilities in which we have already invested an astounding R10,5 million. We take the tuition of our students seriously, and therefore ensure that every student has their own, fully equipped, dedicated cooking station, complete with everything from essential kitchen smalls to various appliances.

Are the Courses in Line with Your Dreams?

Not all culinary schools have the courses you might require to pursue your dreams of being a professional chef or pâtissier one day. Before enrolling with an institution, carefully assess their available programmes and ensure that the course you select will not be a waste of time. Our comprehensive courses cover everything from an Introduction to Professional Cookery to Professional Patisserie. Students can also choose between full-time, part-time, and even shorter courses to refine their skills based on their finances and available time.

Practical Training is a Prerequisite

Theory is a principal component of cuisine studies and gives students a strong foundation before they ever step foot in the kitchen. One cannot neglect thorough practical training, however, as this is what will fully prepare students for the challenges and dynamics presented in their line of work. With our institution, students are granted the opportunity to work at the on-site Prue Leith Restaurant under the supervision of chef lecturers. This means that students who achieve their qualifications through us will be work-ready and confident when entering any new job.

Only Consider Culinary Schools with Accredited Courses

Qualifications and certifications that are not backed by local or international accreditation are merely papers that may not mean much in the workforce. We at the Prue Leith Culinary Institute, on the other hand, have aligned our brand with top-tier accreditation institutions, including:

  • City & Guilds
  • The South African Chefs Association
  • The Department for Higher Education & Training in South Africa
  • QCTO

Training with us means that endless open doors will lie before you on your journey to reaching your dreams. If you would like to study at one of South Africa’s most advanced and cutting-edge culinary schools, then feel free to contact us so that we can get the ball rolling on your enrolment.