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 institutes in South Africa
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Blue Ribbon Logo

Higher Diploma Food Prep & Culinary Arts

This program will provide you with an opportunity to learn about cooking, baking as well food prep and culinary arts with food & beverage management and housekeeping.

Institute by Blue Ribbon
Prue Leith Culinary Institute Logo

Introduction To Professional Cookery

The aim of this course is to introduce students to ingredients, kitchen systems and cooking methods and is a strong foundation to build a culinary career on.

Cheapest Institute by Prue Leith Culinary Institute [ Claim Listing ]
Capsicum Culinary Studio Logo

Advanced Professional Chef Programme

This course is for the future leaders of the Culinary Industry. It covers all major theoretical, practical and workplace components of kitchen operations, culinary practice and patisserie skill elements.

Institute by Capsicum Culinary Studio

JHB Culinary & Pastry School Logo

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.

Institute by JHB Culinary & Pastry School
SA Chefs Academy Logo

Professional Cookery Diploma

Follow your passion and master the basics of hot kitchen or patisserie within six months.

Cheapest Institute by SA Chefs Academy [ Claim Listing ]
Taste Buds Cooking Club Logo

Domestic Diva’s

We have revamped our Domestic Divas course to include awesome fresh new ideas and healthy tasty recipes.

Institute by Taste Buds Cooking Club [ Claim Listing ]
1000 Hills Chef School Logo

Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)

We are the only school in South Africa offering three diplomas in one comprehensive year, as we believe this all-inclusive foundation in culinary training is true to the industry.

Cheapest Institute by 1000 Hills Chef School [ Claim Listing ]

Silwood School of Cookery Logo

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
Francois Ferreira Academy Logo

1 Year Full-time Diploma In Culinary Arts

This course covers the knowledge of food preparation and cooking as well as the Hospitality Industry

Cheapest Institute by Francois Ferreira Academy [ Claim Listing ]
FBI Chef School & Patisserie Academy Logo

7 Cooking Methods (3 Course Meal Workshop)

In this class: you will be focusing on 7 cooking methods and how to apply them to different products to complete a 3 course meal.

Institute by FBI Chef School & Patisserie Academy
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