Centres for Culinary Excellence

These specialised culinary courses take place at the South African Chefs Association’s Centre for Culinary Excellence, Corner of Annet and Bunting Roads, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Specialised one day culinary courses, lecture venue and kitchen for hire, team building activities and five-and ten-day culinary skills workshops.

 

These short courses take place from 09h00 to 15h30 on each day. To book, kindly contact ayanda@sachefs.co.za / 011 482 7250

 

APRIL 2018

 

04MEAT GRILLING WORKSHOPLearn about and make different marinades and spices used in grilling. Different ingredients to grill ranging from meats, fish, chicken and veg to make up authentic dishes. Different grilling techniques.

R640

06CREATIVE CANAPESDelectable, beautifully presented canapés can be the highlight of any event. At this course, you will learn new techniques with which to master the art of creating delicious, stylish and imaginative canapés that will suit any occasion and client brief.

R640

 

MAY 2018

 

02SWEET DOUGHSLearn the basics of preparing brioche, Do-nuts, Danish pastry etc. during this interactive class.

R605

03COOKIES & BISCUITSTheoretical & Practical aspects of cookery, health hygiene & safety, handling and maintaining of knives, hot & cold dish preparations, a variety of cooking methods and food reconstruction.

R550

07-1810 DAY COURSE10 Day Course -
The purpose of this program is to present you with the opportunity to learn fundamental skills and obtain theoretical knowledge in order for you to be acknowledged and rewarded with an introductory certificate in Professional Cookery.

R6100

21PASTA WORKSHOPLearn to make proper pasta dough by hand, learn to create different flavoured pasta dough and create dishes using different pasta sauces. Sweet pasta dough and dessert dishes.

R605

23MEXICAN CUISINE & TAPAS WORKSHOPTex-Mex, from Taco to Tortillas and Chilli Con-Carne join us for a fun filled interactive day exploring Mexican Cuisine.

R640

26INDIAN CUISINELearn different types of curries ranging from North to South India, different
Indian breads and condiments, different plating ideas, use of different spices, how to make Indian pickles.

R640

28BREAD BAKINGLearn about the origin of bread and what ingredients make up the quality of a delicious golden brown loaf, using different raising agents and flours to make focaccia, health loaves and soft rolls.

R605

30HOT & COLD DESSERTSIf Pavlova is your fancy, then you need to join us for an interactive day of making a variety of desserts. The art of making crème brûlée, seasonal fruit compote, soufflé, etc…

R640

 

JUNE 2018

 

01FOOD HANDLING, SAFETY & HYGIENEThe fundamentals of knowing why safety, food handling and hygiene plays a huge role in the culinary industry. This workshop will equip each delegate with the knowhow of why we have the implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).

R350

04ADVANCED CAKE BAKINGFrom piping techniques and painting, to creating a sugar veil and learning how to use liquid gels and concentrate powder to colour the fondant, this is a fantastic course for cake decorating enthusiasts who want to know more. Learn how to cover a cake in fondant, how to make royal icing, chocolate paste and gum paste, as well as how to create delicate lilies, roses and blossoms for your cake. You will also be taught how to create a sugar figurine and be given recipes for pound cake, a fruit cake, chocolate ganache and buttercream.

R700

07MEAT GRILLINGLearn about and make different marinades and spices used in grilling. Different ingredients to grill ranging from meats, fish, chicken and veg to make up authentic dishes. Different grilling techniques.

R640

12MEDITERRANEAN WORKSHOPMediterranean eating is focused on simple cooking and includes all the foods you already eat, just in different proportions.

R640

14STOCKS, SOUPS & SAUCESThe base of a perfect soup starts with the aroma of a well flavoured stock. Learn how to make various stock bases, thereafter making homemade hearty soups creating a warm homely comforting feeling.

R605

18RICE, GRAINS & PULSESLearn how to give new twists to tantalise the taste buds using a variety or rice, grains and pulses. Create exciting recipes using quinoa, bulgur wheat, Arborio rice, lentils and beans.

R605

20KNIFE SKILLSBasic knife skills are an important component of any culinarian's competence. This course will equip participants with a basic knowledge of knife safety, knife construction, knife handling, as well as the skill of turning vegetables into decorative displays with garnishing techniques.

R450

21GOURMET PIZZA, BURGER & STREET FOODLearn about the origins of pizza, pizza toppings, cheese and different pizza variations

R640

26PIES & TARTSLearn how to mix, roll and bake perfectly flaky pie and tart crust, create filling ranging from sweet to savoury, Pie and Tart decorating techniques and learn how to bake crust correctly etc.

R605

28BREAKFAST WORKSHOPMeaning of breakfast: Literally to break the fast, which means, breakfast is the start of your nutritional needs for the day.

R605

 

JULY 2018

 

02COOKING VEGETARIANLearn how to create delicious vegetarian meals from vegan to vegetarian dishes.

R550

04INTRODUCTION TO FOOD COSTINGFood costing is the process by which the material or physical assets owned by an establishment are safe guarded, as the property needs these assets in order to make a profit.

R450

05PIES & TARTSLearn how to mix, roll and bake perfectly flaky pie and tart crust, create filling ranging from sweet to savoury, Pie and Tart decorating techniques and learn how to bake crust correctly etc.

R605

10BREAD BAKINGLearn about the origin of bread and what ingredients make up the quality of a delicious golden brown loaf, using different raising agents and flours to make focaccia, health loaves and soft rolls.

R605

12GARNISHING & PLATINGBeautiful food is more appealing than food that doesn't look attractive. learn how to make irresistible dishes, quality presentation, starting with brightly-coloured, well-cooked food. Play with contrasting colors and textures to increase its visual appeal, garnish the plate with flavorful herbs or spices to take it to the next level.

R605

17MEAT GRILLINGLearn about and make different marinades and spices used in grilling. Different ingredients to grill ranging from meats, fish, chicken and veg to make up authentic dishes. Different grilling techniques.

R640

28AFRICAN CUISINELearn the art of cooking African cuisine. Prepare the food, and learn the cultures of countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, the DRC as well as South Africa, using ingredients sourced from the local African markets.

R640

 

AUGUST 2018

 

06BANTING WORKSHOPLearn about the no-carbohydrates diet that excludes consumption of all carbohydrates and suggest fats as the main source of energy with sufficient protein.

R605

08POULTRY WORKSHOPDo you know what meat you serve on a plate? Well meat identification is just the course for you, learn the different types of meat the cuts and quality points. With tantalizing recipes like Roasted lamb chump and Mexican rub – Rib Eye Steak.

R450

14CREATIVE CANAPESDelectable, beautifully presented canapés can be the highlight of any event. At this course, you will learn new techniques with which to master the art of creating delicious, stylish and imaginative canapés that will suit any occasion and client brief.

R640

17PASTA WORKSHOPLearn to make proper pasta dough by hand, learn to create different flavoured pasta dough and create dishes using different pasta sauces. Sweet pasta dough and dessert dishes.

R605

20RICE, GRAIN & PULSES/b>Learn how to give new twists to tantalise the taste buds using a variety or rice, grains and pulses. Create exciting recipes using quinoa, bulgur wheat, Arborio rice, lentils and beans.

R605

25BASIC CAKE BAKINGLearn how to cover a cake in fondant, how to make royal icing, chocolate paste and gum paste, as well as how to create delicate lilies, roses and blossoms for your cake.

R605

27FOOD HANDLING, SAFETY & HYGIENELearn the basics of preparing brioche, Do-nuts, Danish pastry etc. during this interactive class.

R450

28GOURMET PIZZA, BURGERS & STREET FOODLearn about the origins of pizza, pizza toppings, cheese and different pizza variations

R640

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

04HOT & COLD DESSERTSIf Pavlova is your fancy, then you need to join us for an interactive day of making a variety of desserts. The art of making crème brûlée, seasonal fruit compote, soufflé, etc…

R605

06MEXICAN & TAPAS WORKSHOPTex-Mex, from Taco to Tortillas and Chilli Con-Carne join us for a fun filled interactive day exploring Mexican Cuisine.

R640

10STOCKS, SOUPS & SAUCESThe base of a perfect soup starts with the aroma of a well flavoured stock. Learn how to make various stock bases, thereafter making homemade hearty soups creating a warm homely comforting feeling.

R605

12SEA-FOODLearn about the different sea-food dishes-from hake to snoek, etc.

R640

14CUPCAKE WORKSHOPWorkshop begins by baking our signature vanilla cupcakes and we will help you master the art of baking a perfect cupcake, as well as different piping techniques to dress it up.

R550

17-215 DAY WORKSHOP5 Day Cooking Workshop

R3 850

25SUMMER SPLASHLearn about the different foods one can make and enjoy this summer.

R605

26GARNISHING & PLATINGBeautiful food is more appealing than food that doesn't look attractive. learn how to make irresistible dishes, quality presentation, starting with brightly-coloured, well-cooked food. Play with contrasting colors and textures to increase its visual appeal, garnish the plate with flavorful herbs or spices to take it to the next level.

R605

29INDIAN CUISINELearn different types of curries ranging from North to South India, different
Indian breads and condiments, different plating ideas, use of different spices, how to make Indian pickles.

R640

 

OCTOBER 2018

 

01EATING & LIVING HEALTHYPetits fours and friandise are delicate, beautiful sweet treats that add a sense of elegance to any special occasion. At this course you will learn new and exciting petits fours and friandise recipes that will be sure to impress your guests.

R605

04FISH WORKSHOPDo you know what meat you serve on a plate? Well meat identification is just the course for you, learn the different types of meat the cuts and quality points. With tantalizing recipes like Roasted lamb chump and Mexican rub – Rib Eye Steak.

R640

08CUSTOMER SERVICE & TABLE LAYOUTLearn about the importance of customer service and how to properly layout a table.

R450

10CHOCOLATE WORKSHOPDiscover the history of chocolate and get familiar with the different chocolate products available on the market. Learn how to temper chocolate and how to make various truffles, chocolate desserts and master the technique of moulding chocolate.

R640

12KNIFE SKILLSBasic knife skills are an important component of any culinarian's competence. This course will equip participants with a basic knowledge of knife safety, knife construction, knife handling, as well as the skill of turning vegetables into decorative displays with garnishing techniques.

R450

16SALADS AND STARTERSExplore and Discover the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine and more. Learn how to create dishes from France, Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon etc.

R605

20MEAT GRILLINGLearn about and make different marinades and spices used in grilling. Different ingredients to grill ranging from meats, fish, chicken and veg to make up authentic dishes. Different grilling techniques.

R640

22INTRODUCTION TO FOOD COSTINGDoes every menu items in your unit have a recipe? Are you developing new menu items and need to write and cost the recipes? Are your current recipes costed correctly?

R450

26HOT AND COLD DESSERTSIf Pavlova is your fancy, then you need to join us for an interactive day of making a variety of desserts. The art of making crème brûlée, seasonal fruit compote, soufflé, etc…

R605

30PASTA WORKSHOPLearn to make proper pasta dough by hand, learn to create different flavoured pasta dough and create dishes using different pasta sauces. Sweet pasta dough and dessert dishes.

R605

 

NOVEMBER 2018

 

05SUMMER SPLASHLearn about the different that one can make this summer.

R605

12INTRODUCTION TO FOOD COSTINGDoes every menu items in your unit have a recipe? Are you developing new menu items and need to write and cost the recipes? Are your current recipes costed correctly?

R450

14INDIAN CUISINELearn different types of curries ranging from North to South India, different
Indian breads and condiments, different plating ideas, use of different spices, how to make Indian pickles.

R640

16DOUGHSLearn the basics of preparing brioche, Do-nuts, Danish pastry etc. during this interactive class.

R605

20PASTA WORKSHOPLearn to make proper pasta dough by hand, learn to create different flavoured pasta dough and create dishes using different pasta sauces. Sweet pasta dough and dessert dishes.

R605

26CHRISTMAS BAKINGLearn how to create delicious cakes and bakes that will fill your holiday with Christmas cheer. Participants will learn how to create a boiled fruitcake and panettone, bake stollen bread and decorate a mini fruitcake.

R605

28FOOD HANDLING, SAFETY & HYGIENEThe fundamentals of knowing why safety, food handling and hygiene plays a huge role in the culinary industry. This workshop will equip each delegate with the knowhow of why we have the implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).

R350

 

DECEMBER 2018

04MEAT GRILLING WORKSHOPLearn about and make different marinades and spices used in grilling. Different ingredients to grill ranging from meats, fish, chicken and veg to make up authentic dishes. Different grilling techniques.

R640

06CREATIVE CANAPESDelectable, beautifully presented canapés can be the highlight of any event. At this course, you will learn new techniques with which to master the art of creating delicious, stylish and imaginative canapés that will suit any occasion and client brief.

R640