Pastry Training – The Passport to a Sweet and Rewarding Career!

Who doesn’t love delicious, mouth-watering gourmet pastries and desserts! If you are someone who loves baking, have an artistic flair in the kitchen, enjoys creating magic with sugar, fruit, chocolate and flour, and can whip up impressive, delicious pastries and elegant desserts, then why not hone your skills and take your passion to the next level with pastry training at the Prue Leith Chefs Academy.

Did you know that the most important job in a large kitchen is that of a patisserie chef? Creating beautiful desserts and pastries is a science and an art form, and those who have the right pastry training behind them can make an incredibly lucrative living. As one of the most skilled and in-demand chefs, a patisserie chef can work anywhere and everywhere – from restaurants, hotels, lodges, delis, bakeries, casinos, and bistros, to spas and more.

Being a patisserie chef is simply a sweet and rewarding life, but it is not all about crème brûlée, soufflés, éclairs, petit fours and croissants! As a member of the classic brigade de cuisine in a professional kitchen and the station chef of the pastry department, a well-trained and skilled patisserie chef must be able to balance exact measurements and chemistry on one hand, and use their creativity and imagination to develop new and exciting recipes on the other. Yes, make no mistake that this is a tough, challenging and extremely demanding profession that only those who have undergone extensive dessert and pastry training will be able to exceed in.

About Prue Leith Chefs Academy

If you have decided that this is the career path for you, then there is really only one chef’s academy of distinction to get your pastry training from and that is our Prue Leith Chefs Academy in Pretoria. Rated as one of the finest chef’s academies in the southern hemisphere, we strive to improve the standards and professionalism of South African hospitality by supplying the hospitality industry with only the best and most passionate, disciplined and highly skilled chefs in the world. In fact, our reputation is so renowned that people actually nod in appreciation and respect when they learn that you received your pastry training at from us, at Prue Leith Chefs Academy.

6 Month and 12 Month Diploma in Patisserie

At Prue Leith Chefs Academy, we offer an intensive theoretical and practical full-time six month and 12-month Patisserie Diploma for aspiring pastry chefs who wish to start an exciting and rewarding career right after graduating. Our Diploma in Patisserie is strategically designed to prepare students for an entry level position as a patisserie chef at a 5 Star kitchen. Specialising in classical French training, paired with modern techniques, Prue Leith patisserie graduates will receive a City & Guilds IVQ Diploma in Patisserie, as well as a National Framework Qualification.

Find Patisserie Jobs on our Website

Ask any graduate from our academy and they will tell you that after graduating with our Patisserie Diploma, you not only carry a first-class ticket to the world of French pastry, but you have top billing to a range of patisserie jobs. In fact, because our graduates are in such high demand nationally and internationally, we launched our very own recruitment portal making it easier for chefs to connect with employers throughout the world. Our recruitment portal is exclusively for the use of our graduates only.

If you want the very best pastry training in South Africa, then our Prue Leith Chefs Academy is the culinary school of choice for you. With a qualification that tells people that you have been educated by one of the best culinary schools in the world – a high paying job as a patisserie chef will not be hard to find in any country that you desire. To take your passion to the next level, contact us at Prue Leith Chefs Academy today. We look forward to training you!