Course Duration – 3 Years


This Courses Spans over a 3 year period where you will spend 18 months doing extensive culinary school training and 18 months experiential training at various restaurants.  Our Grande Advanced Diploma is designed to incorporate four international City and Guilds Qualifications as well as prepare you for the new South African industry standard Trade Test. It is the most comprehensive qualification that offers industry experience as well as pastry and supervisory skills.

National Occupational Certificate Qualification NQF5

  • Kitchen Fundamentals 1&2
  • The Art and Science of Cooking and Baking
  • Nutritional Studies, Dietetics
  • Environmental Awareness and Sustainability
  • Fundamentals of Flavour Dynamics and Construction

City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking

  • Safety at work and Food Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Cold Food Preparation
  • Frying, Braising, Stewing, Boiling, Poaching, Steaming, Roasting, Grilling and Baking
  • Basic Kitchen Procedures
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Kitchen terminology

City and Guilds Diploma in food Preparation and Cooking

  • Safety at Work and Food Safety
  • Cold Food Preparation
  • Healthier Foods and Special Diets
  • Soups, Stocks and Sauces
  • Fish and Shellfish
  • Meat, Poultry and Offal
  • Vegetables, Fruits and Pulses
  • Rice, Grains, Farinaceous Products and Eggs
  • Hot and Cold Desserts
  • Bakery Products
  • Cost Operations, Costs and Menu Planning
  • Culinary Art Principles

City and Guilds Diploma in Patisserie

  • Safety at Work and Food Safety
  • Cakes, Sponges and Biscuits
  • Pastry Products
  • Dough Products
  • Hot and Cold Desserts
  • Puddings
  • Pastry Terminology

City and Guilds Advanced Diploma in Kitchen Management and Supervision

  • Staff Resource Management
  • Production Facility and Equipment Resource Management
  • Commodity resource management
  • Operational Cost Control
  • Menu Planning and Costing

  • National Occupational Certificate Qualification NQF 5
  • City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
  • City and Guilds Diploma In Food Preparation and Cooking
  • City and Guilds Diploma in Patisserie
  • City and Guilds Diploma in Kitchen Management and Supervision
  • A.P.E Grande Advanced Diploma of Completion