1 Year Professional
Cookery & Food Preparation Qualification

About the course

Starting out? Testing the waters? Would you like to know if this career is for you? Want to become a highly skilled professional who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation? Get a foot in the door by starting with the Introduction: Professional Cookery & Food Preparation Qualification from which you can articulate into the Grande Qualification. A qualification in culinary arts is for anyone interested in working in food preparation, especially people aiming for a supervisory or managerial role. The Introduction: Professional Cookery & Food Preparation Qualificaiton is perfect if you are new to the catering industry and want to learn the basic chef fundamentals.

The Level 1 Qualification in Professional Cookery & Food Preparation is for candidates who want to begin a career within the hospitality industry, specializing in kitchen operations. They will wish to progress as a qualified chef and will be able to demonstrate the ability to perform practical skills and the necessary knowledge in order to complete the assessments.

One year, full time course

Minimum Requirements:
Grade 10 or higher and 17 years of age or older

January & July Intake

Program Outline:

  • Safety at Work
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Prepare food for Cold Presentation
  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by frying
  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by braising and stewing
  • Prepare, cook and finish foods by boiling, poaching and steaming
  • Prepare cook and finish foods by baking, roasting and grilling
  • Introduction to the Hospitality and catering industry
  • Introduction to Basic Kitchen Procedures
  • Food safety in Catering
  • Healthier foods and special diets
  • Food Costing & Budgets
  • 16 Weeks Industry Practicals at various Hospitality Establishments

Included in Tuition Fees:

  • City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (City & Guilds Code 8065-01);
  • All learning material and ingredients for cooking
  • Registration fee and exam fees

Excluded in Tuition Fees:

  • Uniforms and Knife Set
  • Files and Stationary

Become a Professional Chef!


82 Rabe Street,
Mokopane, 0600.


(015) 491-1226