Professional Cooking Lessons at Prue Leith

Collection of Professional Cooking Lessons at Prue Leith

What are “professional cooking lessons”? Does this term refer to food preparation lessons that are presented in a professional manner to anyone who chooses to enrol, by professional lecturers and instructors, in a professional kitchen? Alternatively, do you think that it involves attending lessons in which you are taught to become a professional chef, one who follows a career in which you cook for paying diners? Irrespective of your opinion and understanding, all types of professional cooking lessons for all kinds of students are offered at Prue Leith Chefs Academy:

  • Complete novices who tremble in fear at the mere thought of cooking anything at all.
  • Confident home cooks who want to revive their love of cooking and develop their existing skills further.
  • People who are a little unsure about whether to follow a career as a professional chef.
  • Those who have a passion for all things related to food and cooking and have the drive, determination, and dream of becoming a successful, professional chef.

Prue Leith’s Range of Professional Cooking Lessons

 For ease of purpose, clarity, and your convenience, we have divided our range of professional cooking lessons at Prue Leith Chefs Academy into four main course categories that cover the needs of all types of professional chefs and amateur cooks at all the levels of competence and interest already mentioned above.

Six Full-Time Courses (Professional Chefs):

 Occupational Certificate: Chef – the latest addition to our full-time professional cooking courses.

  • ALMA “Professional Chef of Italian Cuisine” – a first in the South African chefs’ tradition. Some lessons are presented in this country and the rest in Italy.
  • Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts.
  • Diploma in Patisserie – either six months or 12 months in duration.

Three Post-Graduate Courses (Professional Chefs):

 Diploma in Patisserie.

  • ALMA “Professional Chef of Italian Cuisine” – Qualified Chefs.
  • Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts.

Two Part-Time Courses (Professional Chefs):

 Diploma in Food Preparation & Culinary Arts.

  • Diploma in Patisserie.

 Twenty Superb Short Courses (Open to All):

 Kitchens of the World – visit the tables and palates of four nations and food cultures.

  • WSET Level 1 Wine.
  • Valentine’s Couples Cooking – lesson for couples, offered only during early to mid-February 2018.
  • Summer Salads – only January and early February 2018, thus far.
  • KIDchen: Pasta & Dumplings – give your 8- to 12-year-old who loves helping in the kitchen an early start.
  • KIDchen: Baking.
  • Festive Baking & Decorating: Easter – lessons for seasonal fare, March 2018 only.
  • Festive Baking & Decorating: Christmas – November lessons only.
  • Taming Fire: Master the Art of Braaiing – brings out your inner braai master.
  • Foundation of Cooking.
  • Passionate About Poultry.
  • Advanced Cakes & Decorations.
  • Fabulous Fish.
  • Basic Baking.
  • Chocolate & Sugar Confections.
  • Secrets of Seafood.
  • Menu Planning, Plating, and Trends.
  • Versatile Vegetables.
  • Certificate in Sugar Craft.
  • Mastering Meat.

Professional Cooking Lessons, Classes, and Courses for All

 At Prue Leith Chefs Academy, we are pleased and proud to offer professional cooking lessons, classes, and courses for all. We would be equally proud and delighted to have you could join us at our professional training kitchens and lecture rooms. You will see why we are the leading cooking school in South Africa.