Top 10 Professional Culinary Arts Classes in South Africa |


Course Fees : R110 to R88600

Planning to learn professional culinary arts in South Africa?


Here is a table of Professional Culinary courses in South Africa along with the duration and cost of the course:






Institute of Culinary Arts

Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts

3 Years

R180 600

The Hurst Campus

The Hurst Cooking Course

6 Months



What are the Top Culinary Schools in South Africa?


Here’s a list of some of the famous institutes that offer professional culinary arts training in South Africa: 


1. Institute of Culinary Arts, Banhoek

2. The Hurst Campus, Paarl

3. Capital Hotel School, Pretoria

4. The Swiss Hotel School, Johannesburg


What is the duration of a professional culinary course in South Africa?


The duration of professional culinary arts training in South Africa depends on the type of course and institute chosen. For example, a cooking course at The Hurst Campus is six months long, whereas an Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts at the Institute of Culinary Arts takes 3 years to complete.


What is the cost of a professional culinary course in South Africa?


The cost of professional culinary arts training in South Africa depends on the type of course chosen. For example, a three-year advanced diploma at the Institute of Culinary Arts costs R180 600. 


Why get a Professional Culinary degree in South Africa?


The following are the reasons for taking up professional culinary training in South Africa: 


  • If pursuing professional culinary arts training is in your mind, then South Africa is your goto destination as the country is home to Africa’s best and world’s third-best culinary school. Moreover, professional culinary arts training in South Africa warrants some of the most lucrative jobs in the culinary industry. 


  • The institutes in the country provide high-quality theoretical classes in conjunction with hands-on experience in culinary arts. 


  • Institutes in South Africa provide excellent accommodation facilities for international students.


What will I learn from a professional culinary course in South Africa?


The learning outcomes of a professional culinary arts training course in South Africa are: 


  • Theory of fundamental cooking and patisserie. 
  • Operational Management and strategic marketing. 
  • Impact of nutrition on society. 
  • Menu compilation techniques. 
  • Fundamentals of beverage studies. 


What jobs can I get with a culinary diploma in South Africa?


Post completion of your professional culinary arts training in South Africa, you can take up the following jobs: 


  • Executive Sous Chef
  • Food preparation trainer
  • Chef de Cuisine
  • Chef de Partie
  • Commis Chef


Average salary of culinary art professionals in South Africa: R297 476. 

77 course(s) offered by 48 institutes in South Africa
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How To Cook

Includes 4 course dinner, 2 course "hands on" cooking class & welcome bubbly.

Institute by The Chef's Studio [ Claim Listing ]
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Professional Cookery Programmes

This programme covers both safety at work in the preparation of food, healthy eating and special diets, costing and menu planning and the preparation, cooking and finishing of a wide range of commodities and dishes.

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Food Preparation and Cooking

This course is designed for aspiring chefs who seek to start their culinary career.

Institute by Culinary And Hospitality Academy

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City & Guilds International Diploma in Culinary Arts

The Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Arts is for those who wish to work in the hospitality industry and already have knowledge of the basic principles of kitchen work, or who can demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to work and study in order to supplement their existing knowledge.

Cheapest Institute by JHB Culinary & Pastry School
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QCTO Occupational Certificate Chef (NQF Level 5)

Developed on the back of over 20 years of experience in culinary education, it provides students with a solid basis on which to build a career in the industry.

Institute by The Swiss Hotel School [ Claim Listing ]
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Steak Master Class

Silwood, in partnership with The Hussar Grill & Nederburg, hosts a series of Steak Master Classes that cover the preparation of three choice cuts of beef, how to wet-age meat at home and provide tips on stovetop grilling.

Institute by Silwood School of Cookery
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Professional Cooking

Professional Cooking course is offered by Chef MLK School of Cooking. We provide professional culinary consulting services and cooking training

Institute by Chef MLK School of Cooking [ Claim Listing ]

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Bake for Profit

The course is designed so that both baking and business skills learnt in theory are put into practice in real life situations.

Institute by Learn to Earn [ Claim Listing ]
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One Day Cooking Class

Learn 'How To Cook' with us in our One Day Cooking course.

Institute by Cyaphumelela school of Catering & Decoration [ Claim Listing ]
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Cooking Class for Beginners

Cooking Class for Beginners is offered by Cooking class North West. Need some handles around the kitchen? Then this is for you.

Institute by La Benroy Food [ Claim Listing ]
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