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  • Date Posted: 18 March, 2020

Prue Leith Covid-19 Update

26 March Update: 

In light of the national lockdown announced by South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, the Prue Leith Culinary Institute will have the following calendar changes:

– All full time, part time and short courses will resume after the lockdown and students will be notified of the dates of return.

– Open Days and Evenings will be rescheduled.

– The Prue Leith Restaurant will open its doors the first Wednesday after the end of the lockdown period.

Our July enrolment is open and course information as well as function and restaurant enquiries are dealt with remotely. Please send any queries regarding enrolment (July 2020 and January 2021) and courses to Anna-Marie – Restaurant enquiries to

18 March Update: 

In light of the address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday 15 March, where he declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national disaster, instituted travel bans and closed schools, the Prue Leith Culinary Institute has taken the following decisions:

  • to close the Prue Leith Restaurant until 1 April.
  • to postpone our Open Day and Open Evening until after Easter.
  • to suspended contact classes for the moment and give our students online support with distance learning.

Any students, parents or staff who may have been exposed to the coronavirus strain and are considered at risk of infection should immediately inform the Institute, to enable us to consider any additional control measures.

Many hoaxes and fake information are doing the rounds on the spread and treatment of the Coronavirus / Covid-19. It is crucial to at all times follow official information and advice. Please see the links below for further information of prevention and treatment should you suspect that you have been exposed.

We are however still available for private site visits, and we can answer all questions via email or skype. Please send any queries regarding enrolment (July 2020 and January 2021) and courses to Anna-marie – .

For more information you can also visit our Courses & Consulting page on our website ( and visit us on Facebook and Instagram ( @prueleithchefs ) to see how we teach the language of food!

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