3 Year Occupational Chef Grande Qualification

New Course:

Duration:
3 Years (Full Time)

Enrolment:
January & July Intake

Minimum Requirements:
Grade 10 qualification.

· An inextinguishable passion for food, the ability to work hard, an eye for detail.

Limpopo Chefs Academy is proud to announce that we are offering the new national three-year qualification for chefs, alongside the City & Guilds Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications.

The course is designed according to our 3 year City & Guilds courses, with advanced subjects and extended external practical’s included to ensure that we produce well rounded, passionate and creative chefs with strong management skills.

Course Outline:

(First Year)
Foundational skills and product knowledge:

  • Introduction to the kitchen and hospitality industry
  • Personal hygiene & safety
  • Food safety & workplace safety
  • Numeracy, units measure & computer literacy
  • Environmental awareness
  • Introduction to nutrition & diets
  • Understanding basic ingredients
  • Theory of food production
  • Theory of commodity resource management
  • Food preparation methods
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Cooking methods & techniques
  • Personal development as a cook
  • Functions and Kitchen assistance
(First Year)

6 Months Practical

Practical experience in the industry.
Students will be compiling a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) during this semester.

Exam: External Summative Assessment for Occupational Certificate: Cook qualification

Exam: City & Guilds Certificate, Food Safety Theory

(Second Year)

  • Computer literacy & research
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Nutrition & healthier food preparation & cooking
  • Theory of food production facility and equipment management
  • Introduction to operational cost control
  • Introduction to menu planning & recipe costing
  • Preparing, cooking and finishing dishes: Vegetables, stocks, soups and sauces, pasta, rice & grains, meat and poultry, fish and seafood, eggs, fruit, pastries and hot and cold desserts.
  • Functions and Kitchen assistance

Exam: Internal Theory & Practical Exam

(Second Year)

6 Months External Practical

Practical experience in the industry.
Students will be compiling a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) during this semester.

(Third Year)

  • Theory of safety supervision
  • Gastronomy, basic scientific principles, flavour construction, global cuisines (Pan African, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Americas)
  • Theory of food production supervision
  • Theory of staff resource management
  • Advanced operational cost control
  • Advanced menu planning & recipe costing

 

Exam: Internal Theory & Practical Exam

(Third Year)

6 Months External Practical

Practical experience in the industry.
Students will be compiling a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) during this semester.

2 Week revision and preparation for the external Trade Test.

Exam: Summative Assessment: National Trade Test: Theory & Practical and City & Guilds Diploma & Advanced Diploma Theory Exams.

* Lectures are not necessarily delivered in the order of modules but in the most productive manner.

Testiomonials from our students:

Limpopo Chefs Academy is a Place where you will feel at Home, Every moment at that school is Priceless
#TheBestSchool

Dakalo Charles

“Limpopo chef academy is the best culinary, I love it”

Thabiso Makhafola

“So far so good hey just can’t wait to start cooking our chefs are very friendly I jus love chef Cherice to death she’s kind patient, warm and I jus feel at home when she’s around lol I can say I see my mom in her# Motherly love”

Dolly Mangwale

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