The Prue Leith Chefs Academy was established in 1997 by a group of individuals in the hospitality trade who saw the need for a world class culinary training establishment. Having approached Prue Leith and gaining her endorsement they went about setting up a prestigious cooking college. Johannesburg’s Prue Leith Chefs Academy has been training chefs since establishment and has continued to grow from strength to strength.
This cooking college in Johannesburg has been regularly rated as one of the finest in the country. Passion, excellence, creativity, expertise and cutting edge innovations and equipment are some of the core values that have put this academy ahead of other culinary colleges. We pride ourselves on training world class chefs that have gone on to find work in kitchens all over the world. Prue Leith graduates are highly sought after and many job advertisements state in their application requirements “Prue Leith graduates only”.
Our students are trained by a team of experts who are dedicated in training students to the highest possible level. This level of excellence is seen in other aspects as well. For students to be excellent they need to have a working knowledge of some of the finest ingredients available. Our students are taught to work with Iranian caviar, Italian truffles, frog’s legs, foie gras and Belgian couverture chocolate. They are trained in a state-of-the-art kitchen that is fully equipped with the latest equipment and cooking utensils. The award-winning, on site restaurant allows them to hone theoretical skills in a practical environment under the watchful eye of experienced chefs and restaurant managers. Prue Leith Chefs academy offers various diplomas – the Grande Diploma in Culinary Studies and Wine, the Diploma in Culinary Studies and the Patisserie – all these diplomas are written alongside the internationally recognised City & Guilds IVQ in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts.
To find out more about what the finest cooking college Johannesburg has to offer students wanting to make a career out of cooking, contact the Prue Leith Chefs Academy today.