Find Patisserie Courses to Further Your Career
If you love to create treats for family, friends, and anyone who will have a taste, then perhaps it’s time to consider a career as a pastry chef. Whether you want to become a world-famous pastry chef or the prized employee of a boutique patisserie or hotel, you are going to need to spend some time developing your skills in the art. Completing patisserie courses that focus on everything you need to know about creating delectable cakes and pastries is a step in the right direction.
Is There a Place for New Pastry Chefs in the Hospitality Industry?
In the hospitality industry, there is a demand for pastry chefs with creativity, skills, and good training. Of course, pastry chefs have to be reliable too. With the right training, you can fully prepare yourself for working as a pastry chef in the hospitality industry, not just in South Africa, but internationally too.
Having a flair for cooking is just not enough. One needs to have a solid foundation and when it comes to being a pastry chef, this means having a good understanding of the basic cooking methods. This understanding can be applied practically and will ensure that all of your pastries are delectable. Knowing what you are doing in the kitchen (which takes training) will stand you in good stead, especially when things get heated.
How Long Are the Patisserie Courses?
At Capital Hotel School, we have designed patisserie courses to fully prepare you for a successful career in the hospitality industry. We offer an 18-month patisserie course that provides a recognised qualification and certification on completion. The course is designed to include the basics, as well as the more intricate elements of working as a pastry chef.
What Is Included in the Course?
Anyone attending our patisserie courses will need to complete both theory and practical studies. The course outline includes a focus on the following areas:
- Event management
- Learning about the fundamental cooking principles
- Specialised patisserie techniques
- French culinary skills
- Cultural diversity understanding
- How to manage conflict and communicate effectively in a team scenario
- General management and human resources
- How to calculate budgets, work out food costings, and how to avoid wastage
- Pilferage and storage knowledge
On Completion of Our Patisserie Courses
Once you have completed your patisserie course, you won’t go away empty handed. You will have earned yourself a Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (8065-01), a Diploma in Food Preparation & Culinary Arts (8065-03), and also a Certificate of Catering Food Safety (8065-203). These qualifications will serve you well in the hospitality industry.
Enrol in a Pastry Chef Course Today
If you want to become a qualified pastry chef, take the time to further your skills in the industry. Enrol in one of our patisserie courses and launch yourself into a successful career in the hospitality industry in South Africa or abroad. If you are ready to take the next step, contact us via email or telephone for more information and advice on our courses and the enrolment process.