Training Providers – culinary schools

The Training Providers listed below are members of the South African Chefs Association and are involved in all of SA Chefs events, including competitions, seminars, demonstrations and workshops.

However, the South African Chefs Association (SA Chefs) is not a registered ETQA or Awarding Body and therefore cannot be involved in the issuing of qualifications and or certificates.

SA Chefs may not be held responsible or liable for any perceived faults of training providers that are listed as our members. Training Provider Membership of the Association does not in any way mean that SA Chefs has approved course content, teaching styles or learning outcomes.

For more information on Training Providers, please visit the schools listed below, grouped under the relevant province.

EASTERN CAPE

Alfresco International Academy of Food and Wine is a Chef training school, which has been operational since January 2002.

Contact person: Annette van der Water | Tel: 043 735 1735 | Email: alfresco1@telkomsa.netWebsite: www.alfresco1.co.zaCampus: East London

Capsicum Culinary Studio is SA’s leading professional Chef Education and Training Institution with campuses in every province.

Tel: 041 365 2606| Email: infope@capsicumcooking.co.za |Website: www.capsicumcooking.com | Campus: Port Elizabeth

South African Academy of Culinary Arts (SAACA) offers City & Guilds accredited Diplomas in Culinary and Pastry Arts. Learn & benefit from their international experience.

Tel: 0413643377 – 0762632721
Email: info@thepastryworks.co.za
Website: www.saaca.co.za
Campus: Port Elizabeth

FREE STATE

If you’re interested in expanding your culinary knowledge join Chef Maguire Culinary School and earn a diploma in Professional Culinary Arts. Our staff is comprised of professional chef instructors with a minimum of 15 years of industry experience and who have held the title of Executive Chef. We believe this as well as our small class size (20 students to 1 instructor) and ample amount of kitchen time to perfect and practice skills lead to a quality education experience for our students. Our goal is to effectively and efficiently train graduates for careers in the food service industry.

www.cmculinaryschool.co.za

Tel: 072 046 3051
Tel: 064 014 9071

info@cmculinaryschool.co.za

The Food & Beverage Institute (F.B.I.) is an approved City & Guilds training and examination centre. They have trained many successful chefs.

Contact person: Lesley Jacobs | Tel: 051 451 9122 | Email: lesley@chefsinstitute.co.za | Website: www.chefsinstitute.co.za

Dona@Balos is a Chef School & Hospitality training institute located in Maseru, Lesotho. They offer short course certificates and diplomas in culinary arts.

Contact person: Limpho Moletsane | Tel: +266-28604143 | Email: donaenquiries@gmail.com

 

Central University of Technology has a Hotel School offers a three year National Diploma and one year BTech degree. Students are exposed to practical training from their first year of study.

Contact person: Leanne Posthumus | Tel:  (051) 507 3235 | Email: lposthumus@cut.ac.za | Website: www.cuthotelschool.co.za

GAUTENG

 

Capital Hotel School and Training Academy (CHS) believes in quality education; no “quick fixes”. Our Pretoria campus offers professional hands-on training for small groups in modern facilities.

Tel: 012 430 5539 | Email: info@capitalhotelschool.co.za | Website: www.capitalhotelschool.co.za

 

Capsicum Culinary Studio is SA’s leading professional Chef Education and Training Institution with campuses in every province.

Tel (Pretoria): 012 993 0071 | Email: infopt@capsicumcooking.co.za

Tel (Suninghill): 011 234 1896 | Email: infojhb@capsicumcooking.co.za

Tel (Boksburg): 011 894 3482 | Email: infobks@capsicumcooking.co.za

Tel: 086 111 CHEF (2433) | Website: www.capsicumcooking.com

 

HTA School of Culinary Art is an Award winning School offers a Diploma in Professional Cookery and Culinary Arts. The Diploma equips students with the core skills required to succeed.

Tel: 011 285 0937 | Email: admin@htatrain.co.za | Website: www.htatrain.co.za

At Chefs Training & Innovation Academy (CTIA) we believe in the sustainability, fair trade and a green environment where students are turned into industry-ready chefs.

Contact person: Corlene Snyders – Principal | Tel: 012 654 0244 | Email: cor@ctia.co.za | Website: www.ctia.co.za  |

Physical Address: 1003 Saxby Avenue, Eldoraigne ext 1 Centurion 0157 | Campus: Centurion

 

The FBI Chef School & Patisserie Academy does not only specialize in pastry, sugar and chocolate craft, but also full culinary programs resulting a in a well-balanced all-round chef.

Contact person: Nicolas van der Walt | Tel: 011 462 8964 | Email: chef@fbichefschool.co.za | Website: www.fbichefschool.co.za

No matter which field you wish to pursue, International Hotel School will provide you with the training you need to be a success in the hospitality industry.

Tel: 011 804 5533 | Email: enquirejhb@hotelschool.co.za | Website: www.hotelschool.co.za

Legend Hospitality School (LHS) is a joint venture between Legend Lodges, Hotels & Resorts and the Food and Beverage Institute.

Contact person 1: Jolene Els | Email: lhs2@legendlodges.co.za | Cell: 073 402 5008

Contact person 2: Ruan Opperman | Email: Lhs4@legendlodges.co.za | Cell: 072 990 6806

Tel:  012 735 9162 | Website: www.legendhospitality.co.za/education

Students come to NDS Chefs Academy for our gold-standard education programs, and outstanding career opportunities.

Tel: 016 933 6045 / 083 709 8794 | Email: info@ndsacademy.co.za | Website: www.ndsacademy.co.za

The Prue Leith Chefs Academy was established to train up young chefs to the highest professional level through fully accredited culinary training.

Contact person: Bianca Neumann | Tel: 012 654 5203 | Email: hr@prueleith.co.za | Website: www.prueleith.co.za

The Swiss Hotel School produces graduates competent in the foundational skills required for a successful career in the hospitality industry.

Contact person: Nick Martin | Tel: 011 789 9934 | Email: nsm@swisshotelschool.co.za | Website: www.swisshotelshcool.co.za

Steyns’ Culinary School is a unique educational establishment that creates opportunities for anyone with a love for good food to come and learn how to cook in a hands-on-kitchen.

Contact person: Maritha Steyn | Tel: 012 362 5340 | Email: info@steynsculinaryschool.co.za | Website: www.steynsculinaryschool.co.za

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) strives to graduate informed, innovative, thinking and well-rounded builders of our country and nation.

Contact person: Andre Mynhart | Tel: 011 406 2035 | Email: andrmynh@twr.ac.za | Website: www.uj.ac.za

Capsicum Pretoria Campus

Capsicum Culinary Studio is South Africa’s leading professional Chef Education and Training Institution. We have campuses nationally that includes: Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Johannesburg (Sunninghill) and Boksburg. Our students are people just like you who want to turn their passion into a career. Our programmes enable our students to choose a programme suitable to their skills.

Tel: 012 993 0071
Tel: 086 111 CHEF (2433)
Email: infopt@capsicumcooking.co.za

Capsicum Sunninghill Campus

Capsicum Culinary Studio is South Africa’s leading professional Chef Education and Training Institution. We have campuses nationally that includes: Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Johannesburg (Sunninghill) and Boksburg. Our students are people just like you who want to turn their passion into a career. Our programmes enable our students to choose a programme suitable to their skills.

Tel : 011 234 1896
Tel : 086 111 CHEF (2433)
Email: infojhb@capsicumcooking.co.za

Capsicum Boksburg Campus

Capsicum Culinary Studio is South Africa’s leading professional Chef Education and Training Institution. We have campuses nationally that includes: Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Johannesburg (Sunninghill) and Boksburg. Our students are people just like you who want to turn their passion into a career. Our programmes enable our students to choose a programme suitable to their skills.

Tel: 011 894 3482
Tel: 086 111 CHEF (2433)
Email: infobks@capsicumcooking.co.za

If you have the passion, dedication & commitment… Enrol in one of our courses to start your journey to become a Chef!

– City & Guilds Professional Qualifications – Full & Part Time courses

– Apprenticeship in Culinary Arts

– Schools located in Glen Marais, Kempton Park and Windhoek, Namibia

– Hands-on experience in professional working kitchens will fast track your progress

– Past Graduates have been employed in reputable hospitality establishments countrywide & internationally

– Gain from Chef Martin Kobald & his lifetime of experience

– Honorary Past President of SACA and currently the Vice President of World Chefs (World Association of Chefs’ Societies) & International Judge

44 Rietfontein Road (off Monument Road), Glen Marais, Kempton Park

Tel: 076 296 6916
Email: enrol@chefmlk.com

www.chefmlk.com

The mission of Guvon Academy, which focuses on the hospitality and tourism industry, is to provide quality, professional and effective education, training and development opportunities that emphasize relevant knowledge, skills and competencies and also supports the educational and lifelong learning needs of a multicultural community. The Academy is committed to excellence in helping students reach their full potential by developing their tourism and hospitality skills, academic competencies, critical thinking skills and communication and assisting them in clarifying and pursuing their professional and educational goals, by guaranteed workplace integrated learning within the Guvon Hotels and Spas group.

www.guvonacademy.co.za

E-mail: info@guvonacademy.co.za
Tel: (011) 568 4967

HTA – Training & Assessment Programmes for Industry

Since its conception in 1996, HTA has been privileged to be able to take Skills Training, Assessments and Certification to the industry as a whole. This division of HTA comprises of a number of trainers performing On-Job Coaching and Assessments in the learners workplace throughout the South African Hospitality and Catering Industries. This division formats and designs outcomes based training programmes in Professional Cookery for Schools and Colleges, both private and Governmental.

www.htatrain.co.za

Tel: 011 285 0937
Fax: 011 285 0939

E-mail: admin@htatrain.co.za

The Midrand Baking School “MBS” was established in 2012 in Midrand. MBS is a professional Training center for Adult students training in small groups. The training center has fully equipped, individual training stations. Certificate courses in the Culinary Arts of Baking, Patisseries, Cake Decorating and Sugar Arts. Courses offered for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students. The teachers are dedicated and are highly skilled in their field of expertise. MBS hosts many International and local students. Visit the official web page for information on courses, dates, fees and application forms.

www.midrandbakingschool.com

Tel:  011 8050145

Shop 5-8 Penny lane center
Tonetti Street
Corner Old Pretoria Main Road
Halfway house
Midrand.

Bibi Adshade
info@midrandbakingschool.com
073 402 5008

We guarantee quality training that will enhance your skills in the new trends of hospitality and work placement experience is one of our strengths.

Our mission is to provide you with the best professional culinary education. Students come to Soweto Chef’s Academy (Pty) Ltd. for our gold – standard education programs and outstanding career opportunities.

www.sowetochefsacademy.co.za/

Cell: 083 551 2668
Tel: 011 342 3842

info@sowetochefsacademy.co.za

KWAZULU-NATAL

1000 Hills Chef School only enrolls a select number of students each year and our aim is to turn out top quality junior chefs for Industry.

Contact person: Sharmaine Dixon | Tel: 031 777 1566 | Email: info@thechefschool.com

 

Capsicum Culinary Studio is South Africa’s leading professional Chef Education and Training Institution. We have campuses nationally that includes: Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Johannesburg (Sunninghill) and Boksburg. Our students are people just like you who want to turn their passion into a career. Our programmes enable our students to choose a programme suitable to their skills.

Tel: 031 561 1956 | Email: infodbn@capsicumcooking.co.za | Website: www.capsicumcooking.com | Campus: KwaZulu Natal

Fax: 086 111 CHEF (2433)

Durban University of Technology (DUT) is the preferred university for developing leadership in technology and productive citizenship.

Contact person: Jane Visage | Tel: 031 373 2323 | Email: janev@dut.ac.za | Website: www.saaca.co.za

Fern Hill Hotel’s Training College offers full time, internationally recognized, accredited courses in Professional Cookery and Hospitality Management.

Contact person: Gion Poltera | Tel: 033 330 5071 | Email: training@fernhillhotel.co.za | Website: www.fernhillhotel.co.za

At Fusion Cooking School we offer City & Guilds accredited full-time professional 18 month Diploma or 3 year Grande Diploma (including pastry and advanced diploma) courses.

Contact person: Shaun Smith | Tel: 031 262 0621 | Email: info@fusioncookingschool.co.za | Website: www.fusioncookingschool.co.za | Social: www.facebook.com/fusioncookingschool

No matter which field you wish to pursue, International Hotel School will provide you with the training you need to be a success in the hospitality industry.

Website: www.hotelschool.co.za

Hospitality Training Group (HTG) has a goal to provide quality food preparation and cooking training to potential learners, mainly youth, enabling them to access jobs.

Tel: 076 176 5433 | Email: info@htgonline.co.za

Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine is dedicated to training chefs who will have confidence, having undergone training, using quality equipment and produce in a professional environment.

Tel: 033 343 2784 | Email: jackie@jackiecameron.co.za | Website: www.jackiecameron.co.za

South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) offers a 1 year Chef and Hospitality course which equips students with the requisite skills to pursue a career in the Chef & Hospitality industry.

Contact person: Mr G.H Suleman | Tel: 031 309 6786 | Email: dbn@sanzaf.org.za | Website: www.sanzaf.org.za

Laeeque School Of Cake Decorating And Confectionery Arts offers Bakeware courses that are modulated and Internationally recognised. We pride ourselves in offering only the best in quality customer satisfaction.

Contact person: Quraisha Aboobaker (Head Of School) | Tel: 031 208 6488/207 6241 | Cell: 082 738 7863 | Email: quraisha@laeequebakeware.co.za | Website: www.laeequebakeware.co.za | Social: www.facebook.com/laeeque.bakeware

 

At CTIA we believe in the sustainability, fair trade and a green environment where students are turned into industry-ready chefs in an environment that values conscious cooking, fair trade and minimum wastage. Apart from being a City & Guilds Center of Excellence, the add-on modules of the ProChef 2020 programme focuses on entrepreneurial skills that will equipthe learner to capitalise on the commercial opportunities. Course material is industry-specific, more in-depth, more encompassing and furnishes the learner with improved and better refined hard and soft skills that will sustain them in the industry indefinitely.

www.ctia.co.za

Tel: 031 001 4196
18 Bute Road, Morningside, Durban

Chef Melanie – Acting Principal
infodbn@ctia.co.za

 

LIMPOPO

Waterberg FET College empowers learners with tourism and hospitality skills at the state of the art Hotel School in the Limpopo Province (Mokopane) through the offering of NCV- and City and Guilds qualifications.

Contact person: Judy van Schalkwyk | Tel: 015 491 8581 | Email: qms@waterbergcollege.co.za | Website: www.waterbergcollege.co.za

Limpopo Chefs Academy is a City & Guilds accredited centre that offers international qualifications in food preparation and cooking. We also do short courses, catering and consulting.

Contact person: Tommie Hurter | Tel: 015 491 1226 | Email: info@limpopochefs.co.za | Website: www.limpopochefs.co.za

Sondela Academy offers Comprehensive training in a safe and friendly environment equipping you with all the skills you need to succeed in the career of your choice.

Contact person: Jeanne Scheepers | Tel: 014 736 8860 | Email: info@sondelaacademy.net | Website: www.sondela.com

MPUMALANGA

At MRTT – Hospitality and Tourism Academy our objective is to provide overall capacity building in the Hospitality and Tourism industry as per CATHSSETA’s prescribed standards to attain financial sustainability.

Contact person: Mrs Christine Botha (Academic Manager) | Tel: 013 794 3892 | Email: Christineb@rttrust.co.za | Website: www.rttrust.co.za

 

The academy is located in the heart of the rural Bushbuckridge region. Only enrols 30 full time students. Since its inauguration in 2003 the college never disappoint in producing quality students who has altered into best chefs, waiters and bar tenders for their nearby lodges and hotels.

PROGRAMS:

– Diploma in Hospitality and catering (2 Years) the course is both practical and theory.

–          Certificate In Hospitality and catering (1 Year); also offer skills enhancing short courses In Food Preparation.

ACCREDITATION: City And Guilds

MEMBERSHIP: South African Chefs Association

CAMPUS: Acornhoek, Hluvukani, Lilydel (Mpumalanga, Bushbuckridge Region)

Contacts: (Mobile)  +27728066928

                 (Email) basapa256@gmail.com

NORTH WEST

 

 

As part of the humanities division of the curriculum, hospitality studies forms an important part.

REC (Rustenburg Education College) is registered with the South African Chefs association which means that our students receive the best skills in culinary refinement.

For learners to continue in the culinary field, we now offer grade 13 and 14 the equivalent to N3 and N4. This will be affiliated to the Cornerstone University, Cape Town and learners will receive full accredited degrees and diplomas.

184 Machol street

Olifantsnek / Ntsedimane

Rustenburg , North West 0300

admin@rec.co.za

info@rec.co.za

Phone: 014 537 2208

Fax: 014 537 2583

 

 

The Professional Cooking Academy is a training provider for people who want to prepare themselves for exciting job opportunities available in the hospitality industry. It has a dynamic approach to training – with a combination of hands-on, practical classes underpinned by sound theoretical content.

Contact person: Madeline Cloete | Tel: 014 597 4051 | Email: madeleinc@telkomsa.net

Royal Bafokeng Institute School of Hospitality provides students with an in-depth knowledge, skills and the appropriate attitude that is required to succeed in this industry.

Contact person: Oratilwe Bogopane | Tel: 014 566 1400 | Email: oratilwe.bogopane@bafokeng.com | Website: www.royalbafokengtourism.com/hotel-school.html

Hedgehog’s Nest (HCI) is situated on the outskirts of Rustenburg. We offer a 3-year internationally accredited Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts and Patisserie.

Contact person: Pieter Germishuys | Cell 1: 083 865 9585 | Cell 2: 082 663 7281 | Email: hci@hedgehogsnest.co.za | Website: www.hedgehogsnest.co.za

WESTERN CAPE

Capsicum Culinary Studio is SA’s leading professional Chef Education and Training Institution with campuses in every province.

Tel: 021 442 0600 | Emailinfocpt@capsicumcooking.co.za | Website: www.capsicumcooking.com | Campus: Cape Town

Chez Gourmet offers cooking lessons on 3 levels to foodie gifts and gadgets, sensational catering and private dining.

Contact person: Jenny Howard | Tel: 021 671 2080 | Fax: 021 671 2081 | Email: info@chezgourmet.co.za | Website: www.chezgourmet.co.za

Francois Ferreira Academy provides training excellence in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. We are an approved City & Guilds Centre.

Tel: 044 884 0765 | Website: www.francoisferreira.com

Now there is an easier way to get your Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma – The only online Chef school in South Africa. Students that pass our online courses are eligible for so many employment opportunities – including working on cruise liners, or at international restaurants and hotels … and so much more!

Contact person: Romeo Kern | Tel: 076 789 0426 | Fax: 021 556 8356 | Email: chefschool@chef.net | Website: www.chefschoolonline.co.za

No matter which field you wish to pursue, International Hotel School will provide you with the training you need to be a success in the hospitality industry.

Tel: 021 426 2924 | Email: enquirecpt@hotelschool.co.za | Website: www.hotelschool.co.za

At the Institute of Culinary Arts we cultivate chefs who breathe inspiration and innovation into the culinary world through nationally and internationally approved courses.

Email: info@icachef.co.za | Website: www.icachef.co.za

At La Petite Patisserie we specialize in the art of baking, with our National Certificate, accredited through FoodBev SETA, as well as our Short courses.

Contact person: Nicolette van Niekerk | Tel: 072 725 2289 | Email: info@lapetitepatisserie.co.za  | Website: http://foodacademy.capetown

National Institute For The Deaf (NID) College provides accessible further education, occupational and skills training for Deaf students in a variety of study fields, such as Hospitality.

Contact person: Babsie Crafford (Programme Manager) | Tel: 023 347 3546/7 | Email: prog.college@nid.org.za | Website: http://www.nid.org.za/training-programmes/
NQTAC Cape are also fully accredited with CATHSSETA and City & Guilds International.

Contact person: Irene Smith | Tel: 044 873 4771 | Email: Irene@nqtac.co.za | Website: www.nqtac.co.za

 

We are also fully accredited with CATHSSETA and City & Guilds International 

www.nqtac.co.za

Tel: 044 873 4771
Fax: 086 648 5352

Irene Smith  
Irene@nqtac.co.za

 

The Private Hotel School offers exceptional training and education in Hospitality. All our programmes are aligned with national and international standards.

Contact person: Merwede Snyman | Tel: 021 881 3792 | Email: info@privatehotelschool.co.za | Website: www.privatehotelschool.co.za

At SA Chefs Academy our instructors have long and successful track records in the culinary field, and this background makes them qualified to professionally train young chefs.

Contact person: Paul Hartmann | Tel: 021 447 3168 | Email: info@sachefsacademy.com | Website: www.sachefsacademy.com

At Chefs Training & Innovation Academy (CTIA) we believe in the sustainability, fair trade and a green environment where students are turned into industry-ready chefs.

Contact person:

Louise Oldham – Principal louise@ctia.co.za

 Tel: 021 000 3477  | Email: infoct@ctia.co.za  | Website: www.ctia.co.za | Campus: Cape Town.

Physical Address:

The Vineyard, Building A,

2nd Floor, Suite AS-02,

Devon Valley Road,

Stellenbosch

Sense Of Taste Culinary Arts Cooking School offers students the experience of training in a ‘working kitchen’ under the skilful guidance of two established chefs.

Contact person 1: Peter Ayub | Tel: +27 (0)82 578 9029 | Email: peter@senseoftaste.co.za

Contact person 2: Chef Angie Boyd | Email: angie@vanillahaus.co.za

Website:  www.senseoftastechefschool.com

The Silwood School of Cookery is South Africa’s oldest cookery school, boasting student achievement unmatched by any other cookery school in South Africa.

Tel: 021 686 4894 | Email: cooking@silwood.co.za | Website: www.silwood.co.za

Warwick’s Chef School is one of the fore runners in culinary training in South Africa, for young students who want to enter the hospitality industry as a chef.

Tel: 028 316 1166 | Email: warwicks@hermanus.co.za | Website: www.warwickschefschool.co.za

Culinary Institute of Cape Town is definitely NOT the new kids on the block but have been offering Chef training for the last 6 years and recently decided to put on a BRAND NEW Chef Jacket.
Tel: 021 913 9750 |  Email: info@cicapetown.co.za  |  Website: www.cheftraining.co.za

NORTHERN CAPE

Formed in February 2009, Butler’s Hotel School offers accredited City & Guilds of London Diploma Courses for Food Preparation and Culinary Arts and in Food and Beverage management.

Tel: +27 538 311291

Email: www.butlershotelschool.com

Address:  The Big Hole Centre,

Tucker Street
Kimberley
8301
Northern Cape
South Africa