Prue Leith Culinary Institute is proud to announce that we are offering the new national three-year qualification for chefs, alongside the City & Guilds Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications. (This course can also be combined with the Prue Leith ALMA Joint Programme)
The course is designed according to the tried and tested recipe of our Grande Diploma course, with advanced subjects and extended external practical’s included to ensure that we produce well rounded, passionate and creative chefs with strong management skills.
3 Years (Full Time)
January & July Intake
Matric / Grade 12 qualification or equivalent.
An inextinguishable passion for food, the ability to work hard, an eye for detail.
First Semester Foundational skills and product knowledge:
Introduction to the kitchen and hospitality industry
Personal hygiene & safety
Food safety & workplace safety
Numeracy, units measure & computer literacy
Introduction to nutrition & diets
Understanding basic ingredients
Theory of food production
Theory of commodity resource management
Food preparation methods
Food preparation techniques
Cooking methods & techniques
Personal development as a cook
First Aid & Fire course
Assist with kitchen activities in Prue Leith Restaurant and Short Courses
Exam: Internal Theory & Practical Exam
Second Semester 5 Months Practical
Practical experience in the Prue Leith Restaurant, the Academy’s on site fine dining restaurant. Students will be compiling a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) during this semester.
Exam: External Summative Assessment for Occupational Certificate: Cook qualification
Exam: City & Guilds Certificate, Food Safety Theory
Computer literacy & research
Nutrition & healthier food preparation & cooking
Theory of food production facility and equipment management
Introduction to operational cost control
Introduction to menu planning & recipe costing
The theory and practice of preparing, cooking and finishing dishes: Vegetables, stocks, soups and sauces, pasta, rice & grains, meat and poultry, fish and seafood, charcuterie and preserving, eggs, fruit, pastries and hot and cold desserts.
WSET Level 1 Wine Course
Assist with kitchen activities in Prue Leith Restaurant and Short Courses.
Exam: Internal Theory & Practical Exam
Semester Four 5 Months External Practical
Practical training will take place at one of the Academy’s practical partners, which includes hotels, restaurants and catering venues. Students will be completing a second Portfolio of Evidence (POE) during this semester.
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