This qualification in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts is aimed at candidates who are looking to start or develop their careers in hospitality. They cover both transferable and job role specific skills, set out by employers, ensuring candidates become work ready not only for a specific role but for a career in the hospitality industry.
Candidates will be required to display both practical skills and the associated knowledge in order to complete the assessments.

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3 years of hands-on training

Climb the ladder - from the first step to reaching the top...

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Creating a strong foundation

Foundation Skills:

- Firsty Aid & Fire Fighting

- Food Safety

-  Personal hygiene & safety

- Numeracy

- Menu planning

- Nutrition 

- Food preparation methods & techniques

- Cooking methods & techniques

- Introduction to Patisserie

- In-house practical training

- Explore the exciting universe of flavours

  and ingredients

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Refine your skills & Industry

Build on your foundation:

- Theory of safety supervision

- Computer literacy & research

- Basic principles of Gastronomy

- Theory of food producton and food

   supervision.

- Theory of production facility & equipment

   resource management

- Introduction to the kitchen and hospitality 

   industry

- Theory of staff resource management

- Resource management

- Operational cost control

- Patisserie principles

- Cakes, biscuits and sponges

- Decorative mediums

- Industry training at The Roots venue

OPEN DAY:

17 September 2022

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Patisserie (optional)

The Patisserie year is optional.

 

Diploma in Patisserie

- Prepare, cook and finish cakes, biscuits

  and sponge products usin standardised

  recipes

- Prepare, cook and finish pastry

  products using standardised recipes

- Produce, cook and finish dough products

  using standardised recipes

- Prepare, cook and finish hot desserts

  using standardised recipes

- Prepare, cook and finish cold desserts

  using standardised recipes

- Prepare, and finish chocolate products

  standardised recipes

- Prepare, and finish chocolate products

  standardised recipes

- Business success

- Gastronomy and Food Science

- Guest service

- Professional development

- Sustainability awareness

- Industry training at the Roots venue

 
 
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ENROLMENT

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Minimum requirement is Grade 11.

 

No previous knowledge or experience 

is needed to enrol.

How to enrol

Who can enrol

To enrol at the Potchefstroom Chef Academy you need do the following:

Contact Lynn van Schalkwyk

018 011 3600

info@potchefstroomchefacademy.co.za

ALL INFORMATION AND THE APPLICATION FORM WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU

Application process

1)

After we received your COMPLETE appllication

an interview will be conducted.

2)

The outcome of your interview will be communicated with you at least 7 work days after the interview.

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Meet the lecturers
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Chef Nathan Robinson

The culinary Guru:

The science and art behind food appearance & taste.

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Chef Tebogo Theko

Food storyteller:

the art of communicating

through flavors and transporting us to food heaven.

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Chef Stephen Smith

Master of composition:

perfect the art of flavour.

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Meet the Founder & Head:
Selmarie Grobler

The Potchefstroom Chef Academy was founded by the owner and Managing Director Selmarie Grobler. Selmarie is also the founder and owner of The Roots function venue. The Potchefstroom Chef Academy operates on the premises of The Roots and students gain valuable industry experience from their first year on.  

Our sister companies

01

The Roots

The Roots is a full-service events company.  It offers complete event planning and coordination services, production and entertainment for functions and we believe in high quality service. This includes events such as weddings, birthday parties, formal and informal dines, conferences.

02

Roots Academy

The Roots Academy offers a 3 year certificate in conference and events organising.

03

Roots Cafe

The Roots Cafe operates on the premises of the Roots.  Students can order delicious meals here.

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