What Is Fine Dining Training

Understanding All That Fine Dining Training Has to Offer

fine dining trainingFine dining training teaches aspiring chefs to wear many hats. Our training will equip students with the skills to create inspiring recipes, refine ingredients and flavours, and prepare world-class menus. Professional chefs do all of this while running their gourmet kitchens and ensuring that every dish that is served is immaculately presented and masterfully crafted.

Fine dining training opens a world of possibilities for students, allowing them to work in top kitchens in South Africa and around the world. Whether you plan on working in 5-star establishments, on cruise ships, starting your own restaurant, or entering the world of private cheffing, the qualifications gleaned at our institution will set you up for success.

So, what exactly does fine dining training entail?

The Ins and Outs of Fine Dining Training 

It is all about an amalgamation of theoretical and practical elements and real-world experience. At Prue Leith Culinary Institute, we offer students a blended learning approach where they learn the theory and acquire the skills in our kitchen and then showcase these skills at one of our partners’ celebrated establishments, including top restaurants, hotels, and catering venues. This gives students a feel for a real-world kitchen and the working dynamics that they’ll experience after they’ve qualified. 

Students will also experience fine dining first-hand at our on-campus restaurant. Here they’ll get a taste of the fast-paced, spirited world of fine dining and create a portfolio of evidence of their work. Fine dining chefs need to refine many other skills and techniques before starting their careers in top establishments. Students will also spend a great deal of time perfecting gastronomical flavours and learning all about global cuisine from Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to broaden their culinary repertoire. 

As a qualified fine dining chef, your job will require a mastery of these tasks:

  • Creating and planning delicious recipes while considering varying flavour profiles and ingredients 
  • Determining portions and serving size 
  • Ordering the necessary supplies 
  • Training other chefs in recipe development, menu preparation, and presentation 
  • Ensuring that all food leaving the kitchen meets pre-determined standards 
  • Adhering to all regulations and sanitation guidelines 
  • Managing teams, including sous chefs, junior chefs, kitchen assistants, and kitchen porters

Explore the Culinary World with Prue Leith Culinary Institute 

If you want to enter the world of fine dining and potentially work at some of the top culinary establishments in South Africa and beyond, Prue Leith Culinary Institute is your ticket. Not only will you glean important skills that will set you apart in the industry, but the practical experience will equip you with in-depth knowledge of the vibrant dynamic in professional kitchens and teams.

Our alumni have gone on to work at several top restaurants in the world, including Gordon Ramsey, Jamie Oliver and the Roux brothers’ kitchens. For more information on our short courses, part-time courses, and full-time qualifications, send us a message or book a slot on one of our open days. We look forward to working with you as you take the first step in pursuing your fine dining career.