Established in 1997, Prue Leith Chefs Academy was set up to train students interested in pursuing a career in the culinary arts field. This culinary academy was conceived by a group of well known people in the hospitality industry who saw the need for the establishment of a quality culinary training academy in South Africa. Prue Leith, as a doyenne in the field of culinary arts, was approached and endorsed the culinary academy and became instrumental in the set-up, curriculum and driving force behind its success.
This culinary academy has been regularly rated as one of the finest chefs training institutions in South Africa by top chefs and industry professionals. Our success is built on creativity, excellence and passion as well as keeping abreast international trends and technology. Our teaching staff are all experts in their particular disciplines and have years of experience. They will relate program material to “how it is” in the real world of food service. The extensive in-house curriculum has been developed in response to industry demand and standards under the supervision of Prue Leith OBE.
The curriculum has been devised to ensure that students leave with an in-depth knowledge of food and food and hospitality related aspects. It is based on the classical French method whilst also offering modules on various other topics including Pan-African cuisine and finance. The finance module is particularly important as we believe that in order to succeed in the culinary world, a sound grasp of finances is essential. Another factor that sets this academy apart from other chefs training institutions is that we have both a fully-equipped demonstration kitchen and an award winning dining restaurant on site.
Students graduating from this culinary academy are guaranteed a job almost anywhere as the Prue Leith Chef’s Academy has become recognised as an institution that turns out some of the finest culinary students in the world. Added to this is the fact that the qualifications offered are recognised both locally and internationally. If you want to enrol in the finest culinary academy in the country, contact Prue Leith Chefs Academy today.