Study Towards a Cooking Diploma

Why Study Towards a Cooking Diploma at Prue Leith Culinary Institute?

If you have been dreaming of obtaining a cooking diploma in South Africa, Prue Leith Culinary Institute is most certainly the place to acquire superior culinary knowledge and skills.

Here we explore several reasons why obtaining your cooking diploma at Prue Leith Culinary Institute is an excellent investment in your future:

Quality education: One of the top reasons why so many aspiring chefs study at our institute is because of the quality of education. We deliver an impeccable standard of culinary education to every student, and our courses are locally and internationally accredited, meaning that graduates can work all over the world. Our team specialises in diverse culinary areas, and students are exposed to a variety of experts in the field to bolster their food-related knowledge. Students can enjoy full-time courses, part-time courses, and short courses, depending on their unique schedules.

Global ties: Another advantage of our institute is our connection to the broader global community, allowing students to get superb real-world experience. Students will get the fantastic opportunity to study in Italy with the Prue Leith ALMA: Professional Chef of Italian Cuisine programme, allowing them to train under prestigious international chefs. Moreover, local courses cover the topic of global cuisine, allowing students to learn about various dishes, ingredients, spices, and flavours from around the world.

State-of-the-art facilities: Another reason to do a cooking diploma at our world-class campus is the premium facilities we offer. Having renovated our kitchen in 2014 and injecting 10.5 million Rand into the project, students can experience a high-tech kitchen and glean a comprehensive understanding of top-of-the-range equipment, including blast chillers, sous vide bath, KitchenAid Mixers, induction hobs, Thermomix, and more. We also ensure that all of our campus facilities are backed by a generator so that there are no disruptions.

Top restaurant placement: We strive to give students fantastic real-world experience when they opt for studying a cooking diploma, opening the doors to top-class establishments around the country. Some acclaimed names include La Colombe, Salsify, and Pot Luck Club in the Western Cape, Klein Jan in the Kalahari, and The Chef’s Table in KZN. Our blended learning approach, which includes theoretical learning and work experience, gives students a thorough understanding of both the practical and academic components of cheffing.

Get in Touch Today and Learn More About Our Cooking Diploma

If you are ready to learn more about what a cooking diploma with us entails, why not visit us and enjoy one of our open events? Prospective students will spend time at our institute, learn about what the cooking diploma and various course offerings entail, and enjoy a tour of our world-class kitchen. Visitors can also indulge in our on-site restaurant and get the opportunity to quiz our experts about the diploma.

Browse our open days and evenings here, and RSVP to if you would like to join. We are excited to welcome prospective students to our campus and cannot wait to share our passion for food with you. If you want to take the leap and explore a cooking diploma, be sure to get in touch.