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Course 3

Assistant Chef Skills Programme

Learners are continually assessed both on practical and theoretical levels during all courses.

Course Summary:
This course will enable students to discover the fundamentals of the hospitality industry at an entry level. It covers theory, practical and workplace components of kitchen operations and life skills. 3 months will be spent doing theory at the Academy and 3 months on practical experience in the industry

Duration: 6 Months

  • Must be 17 years and older
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English
  • Industry Placements: FFA will place students at establishments in the industry for 3 months.
Qualification: Level 2 Skills Programme

Certification: CATHSSETA
Francois Ferreira Academy Certificate of Participation

Intakes: January, May, August

Tuition Overview
  • Effective Communication, Personal Health and Hygiene and Safety and Security
  • Hygienic and Safe Work Practices in the Kitchen
  • Basic Cooking – Part 1
  • Prepare vegetables for hot and cold dishes
  • Prepare and cook basic meat, poultry, game and offal dishes
  • Prepare and cook basic sauces and soups
  • Prepare and present food for cold presentation
  • Prepare and cook fish dishes
  • Prepare and cook basic rice dishes
Basic Cooking-Part 2

Prepare and cook basic cold and hot desserts
  • Prepare and cook basic pulse dishes
  • Prepare and cook basic dough products
  • Prepare and cook basic egg dishes
  • Prepare and cook basic pasta dishes
  • Prepare and cook starch

Career Opportunity: Entry level to the hospitality kitchen industry

Examination: A Francois Ferreira Academy internal exam will be written.


R 30 000(Once-off)
A deposit of R 10 000 payable by registration.
R35 000(Payment Plan)
A deposit of R5 000 payable by registration, and the balance of R 10 000 paid over 3 months

  • All Ingredients for practical sessions
  • Course Material
  • Accommodation

  • Transport

Approvals and Accreditations                     
CATHSSETA Registration 613/P/000158/2009

CTH Registration: 2335
City&Guilds Registration: 848354

QCTO Registration:
Chaȋne des Rôtisseurs

South African Chefs Association
Cape Wine Academy

SKÅL International

Contact Us

Tel: 044 884 0765

Mount View Resort, 1 York Street
George, Western Cape
South Africa

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