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Professional Chef Qualification

Course Introduction

The Professional Chef Qualification has been developed to provide aspiring chefs with a fundamental grounding in all disciplines relating to the production of top quality cuisine,health and safety measures and the ability to manage a kitchen. It brings together elements of food and beverage preparation and service as well as management and is applicable to all sectors of the Hospitality Industry ranging from small restaurants to large-scale hotels. The qualification builds on other certificates and diplomas and provides articulation with Gaming, Travel and other Tourism industries.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Study Locations

This course is currently available to students at our Pretoria Campus.

Course Outline

The Diploma in Culinary Arts course consists of theory as well as practical components which cover the following topics:

  • The Fundamental Cooking Principles and Methods
  • Culinary French
  • Events Management
  • Understanding Cultural Diversity
  • Managing Conflict, and Sustaining Effective Communication within a Team
  • Basic Management and Human Resource Practices
  • Financial Principles pertaining to Budgets, Food Costing, Wastage, Pilferage and Storage


City and Guilds Qualification included:

  • Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts (8065-02)
  • Food Safety in Catering (8065-203)

QCTO Qualification included:

  • Occupational Certificate: Chef (SAQA ID:101697)

City and Guilds Advanced Diploma:

  • Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision (8065-04)

Course Costs

Year One
Registration Deposit R 10 000
Balance of the 1st year study fees R80 000
Total (1st Year) R 90 000
Year Two
Registration Deposit R 10 000
Balance of the 2nd year study fees R 80 000
Total (2nd Year) R 90 000
Year Three
Registration Deposit R 10 000
Balance of the 3rd year study fees R 35 000
Total (3rd Year) R 45 000

Practical Training

Chef students are placed and monitored at some of the leading hotels, restaurants and conference venues in Pretoria and CHS is proud to have long standing relationships with these establishments. These practical placements ensure that our students are ready for employment upon completion of the course as they have gained invaluable workplace experience.

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