Culinary Arts Course

  • 1-year programme
  • Minimum entry requirement – Grade 10, although a Senior Certificate is recommended
  • Courses commence each year in January and July.

The Culinary Industry is a dynamic industry that is growing every day and there is a shortage of top quality culinary professionals globally. If you have what it takes, you could fill one of those positions, and our Culinary Arts programmes are the perfect place to start your journey.

This intensive cookery programme provides students with both the theory and practical cookery skills needed to pursue a career in the field of Professional Cookery. To provide an opportunity for further study, a career pathway has been mapped for those who wish to continue their studies.  Students have an option to do an additional second year in either the Patisserie Programme (6 months) or City & Guilds Culinary Supervision Programme (6 months), or both. These programmes can be done individually or concurrently during the same year, provided they begin at any time after completing the 1st year of study.

Practical industry experience is a vital part of the knowledge and skills you need to become a world class Hospitality or Culinary Professional.  Our Work Integrated Learning (practical) which takes place at leading hospitality establishments is what sets us apart from our competitors.  For the duration of their programme, students will spend 50% of the programme on the campus covering the academic curriculum and 50% of the programme in industry.  When students leave the programme, they are job ready.

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates will receive:

  • National Certificate in Professional Cookery NQF  4 (SAQA ID No: 14111)
  • City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)

During this programme students will complete the following ancillary courses:

  • Wine Service
  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Basic First Aid

For further information on this programme, download the Programme Information Sheet

If you’re keen to start your journey to a rewarding hospitality or culinary career, don’t hesitate, APPLY NOW!

You can apply online: Online Application Form or download the application form, and fax it back to the number provided: 086 649 0915, or email it to your nearest campus.  Click here to find the campus nearest you.

We look forward to welcoming you on campus soon!

Full-Time Programmes

Culinary Arts Studio at Plettenberg Bay
Culinary Arts Studio at Plettenberg Bay
Culinary Arts Studio at Plettenberg Bay

Traineeship Programmes

Culinary Arts Studio at Plettenberg Bay
Culinary Arts Studio at Plettenberg Bay