The Potchefstroom Chef Academy provides training in classical culinary technique and kitchen skills.
Our mission is to facilitate learning and the acquisition of excellent skills. Our aim is to instil discipline and
professionalism in our students while also cultivating creativity.
Students are encouraged to stay up to date on food trends and to get involved in the local food scene like part-time jobs, participating in festivals and food events.
Potchefstroom Chef Academy keeps students up to date with upcoming competitions. Participating in competitions is a good way to gain experience and get noticed!
Are you an entrepreneur?
With this qualification you can start your own business like a food stand, food trailer, coffee shop, restaurant, resort, lodge, etc. The skye is the limit!
Potchefstroom Chef Academy offers an optional program that focuses on basic business skills.
Chefs and cooks are key figures in the tourism and hospitality industry, and they work in a variety of food service establishments, including restaurants, hotels, spas, conference centres, country clubs, resorts, casinos, ships to even hospitals.
The Chef is responsible for what happens in the kitchen from developing the menu, hiring staff, food costing, ordering and stock control, to picking out the dinnerware and assisting with the design of the restaurant.
They should have an advanced knowledge of food preparation and management, as well as knowledge of human resources, administrative procedures and business management. Potchefstroom Chef Academy offers an optional program that focuses on basic business skills.
The chef & kitchen industry generally demands that you work long hours or in shifts which include weekends and holidays.