The World’s Top Culinary Institutes

Whether you want to impress your dinner guests or make a name for yourself on the world culinary stage, a chefs school will provide you with the necessary skills, experience and confidence. Depending on just how serious you are about a culinary career will determine which of the many culinary institutes you choose. Culinary Institutes range from small, private schools to the more prestigious academies.

There are culinary institutes all over the world. The Toscana Saporita Cooking School runs a cooking program that is not as intense as some of the other cooking schools and it operates more like a cooking holiday. Students are taken on sight-seeing tours and learn how to make traditional Tuscan fare. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes recommends this school. The Culinary Institute of America operates over 3 different campuses with over 40 kitchens and 100 instructors and is rated as one of the finest culinary schools, with people coming from all over the world to study here.

Career opportunities for graduates from this school are excellent. The school is not for the faint-hearted and even chef Antony Bourdain found it an intense program. The French Culinary Institute is situated in New York and specialises in teaching students how to combine traditional French cooking skills with modern, westernised cuisine. The Cordon Bleu is one of the biggest schools in the world with over 20 000 students graduating every year. It was established in 1886 making it the oldest school in the world.

The main campus started in Paris with other campuses situated in London, Australia and Canada. In South Africa the Prue Leith Chefs Academy is regarded as one of the finest culinary institutions and offers a comprehensive training that equips students with all the necessary skills to excel anywhere in the world. Students from this academy have gone onto find jobs in some of the finest restaurants around the globe.

Prue Leith Chefs Academy ranks amongst the finest culinary institutes in the world. Contact Prue Leith Chefs Academy to find out more about the various courses and diplomas we offer.