Considering a Culinary Arts Diploma

Considering a Culinary Arts Diploma? Book an Open Day at Prue Leith Culinary Institute

Embarking on a new career is one of the most exhilarating and daunting experiences an individual can undergo. There are so many aspects to consider when it comes to studying the culinary arts, including what the future holds for the industry and job opportunities once you have finished the course. This is why the Prue Leith Culinary Institute’s team are so passionate about our open days and evenings. These events give prospective students an opportunity to explore what life at the Prue Leith Culinary Institute will be like and to ask questions about their future careers once they have obtained their culinary arts diploma.

So, what can visitors expect from these open days? You can enjoy the following experiences and more:

  • A tour of the premises: Prospective students will enjoy a comprehensive tour of our premises, including our state-of-the-art campus facilities and newly renovated kitchen. In 2014, after two decades at the fore of culinary education in the country, we upgraded our kitchen and lecturing facilities. We injected R10.5 million into upgrades, ensuring that we remained at the fore of culinary excellence. Top features of our kitchen include KitchenAid mixers, a Pacojet, induction hobs, a Thermomix, a Sous Vide Water Bath, and blast chillers. We also have a backup generator so that no lecture or tutorial is impacted by power cuts.
  • Food as a career presentation: We will present our food as a career talk once you have explored our campus. This offers insight into the various career options available to those wishing to obtain a culinary arts diploma. The culinary arts diploma offers students a strong foundation in food, allowing them to embark on many careers. While cheffing naturally comes to mind when considering such a course, many professional options are available. Past alumni have entered into many cuisine-related careers, including food and wine marketing, agriculture, media, food development, and retail.
  • One-on-one discussions: These events also allow prospective students to meet the lecturers and ask them questions. Find out the specifics of your course and ask our lecturers any burning questions you might have about the different diplomas available. You can also glean inspiration from their own careers and gain greater insight into the opportunities a diploma in the culinary arts might offer you in the long term.
  • Visit our restaurant: Visitors with a penchant for fine dining can also visit our Prue Leith restaurant and relish in the wonder of dining at its finest. Sip on a lavender martini or enjoy the delectable charm of a roasted lamb rack with glazed beetroot. Our seasonal menu celebrates local flavours and integrates them with global cuisine for a truly world-class experience offering aspiring chefs a truly inspirational menu.

 Attend an Open Day at Prue Leith Culinary Institute

If you have been thinking of studying for a culinary arts diploma, why not attend one of our open days and evenings? Check the schedule here and book an appointment. Prue Leith also hosts online events for those who are unable to visit our campus.