Where to find a great culinary school in South Africa
CHS Hotel School sets the benchmark when it comes to a superior standard of learning, state-of-the-art on-campus facilities, a blended learning approach, guaranteed integrated learning, and a comprehensive curriculum. We embrace cultural diversity, and a range of skills to prepare you not only for the technical aspects of the chef role, but also essential soft skills to help you find your place within the industry.
With the world-class facilities available at our Pretoria campus, we offer students a pleasant and supportive learning environment. Four spacious and modern lecture rooms and three fully equipped kitchens form part of the facilities. The lecturers are highly qualified and boast extensive industry experience, ensuring quality training in the superb facilities.
Integrated Learning for a Competitive Advantage
CHS is one of the culinary schools in the country that can guarantee off-site practical training at recognised restaurants, hotels, lodges, and guest houses in and around Pretoria. Students get the opportunity to work in many settings due to our roster approach in which students are rotated, enabling them to work in different teams and settings. This integrated learning approach makes it possible for students to gain extensive work experience, which also adds value to their CVs.
Blended Learning Approach
CHS is also one of the first chef schools in South Africa to have introduced the blended learning approach. With this approach, students receive practical training at our campus kitchens, attend lectures, gain practical off-site experience, and do self-study through our online learning component.
Essential Hard (technical) and Important Soft Skills
Apart from the essential chef skills, students are also trained in self-development, business management and safety, as well as basic computer literacy, wine knowledge, and more.
Accredited Culinary School
The accreditations and associations of the chef training institute are important as you want to study at an institute that upholds a high standard of training. CHS meets this requirement with accreditations and associations that include, but are not limited to:
- City & Guilds
- South African Chefs Association
- Services SETA
- ETDP SETA
Courses to Match Career Aspirations
Our full-time courses that prepare you for a chef’s career, range between the Professional Cook, Professional Chef and Professional Pastry Chef qualifications. Whether you want to specialise in patisserie, dream of becoming the head chef of a silver-star restaurant or have the goal to open your own restaurant, we offer the courses to match your career aspirations.
Read more about the reasons to choose CHS as a top culinary school in Pretoria and apply now to enrol in the course of your choice. Our campus is located in Arcadia, close to embassies and within reach of some of the best hotels and restaurants. Contact us for more information.