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.

17 Years and older

 

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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