WELCOME TO THE FRANCOIS FERREIRA ACADEMY

The François Ferreira Academy is an accredited training Culinary Arts and Hospitality Institute based in George, Western Cape, South Africa. We equip our learners with the essential culinary arts and hotel management skills, to work efficiently and effectively in the hospitality industry as skilled chefs, hotel managers, and trained kitchen assistants and servers.

The Academy has a state-of-the-art modern kitchen, and staff that have a wealth of experience both professionally as well as academically. Learners are given the opportunity to develop and grow in a safe environment that is conducive to study, and where they experience work placements in world class restaurants and hospitality establishments.

Our learners achieve excellence through constant practice, improved knowledge, and continual sharpening of their skills. With this solid foundation, we nurture their creativity and personality in the application of what they’ve learned.

Allow us to help you develop your passion to become a master in your profession.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy of achieving excellence through constant practice, improving knowledge and skills remains the same, even as we grow to meet the needs of the culinary and hospitality industries.

The Francois Ferreira Academy equips students with the essential culinary arts and hotel management skills, to work efficiently and effectively in the hospitality industry as skilled chefs, hotel managers, and trained kitchen assistants and servers. We provide our students with the opportunity to obtain an International qualification (City&Guilds and CTH) and a National qualification (QCTO and CATHSSETA).

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THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT THE FRANCOIS FERREIRA ACADEMY?

  • All subjects are facilitated by professionals in their respective fields.
  • Guest lecturers presenting specialist lectures and master classes on topics such as plating, styling and new directions in the culinary world.
  • A maximum of 20 students taken per group, which assures them of individual attention.
  • Students being placed in top class hotels and restaurants for mentorship (practical industry experience), which often results in permanent placements once they have completed their training.
  • FFA is located in a beautiful and safe environment in the City of George, situated in the Garden Route which is a Tourism Mecca.
  • Provides students with the opportunity to obtain a National and International qualification

Testimonials

“A school with qualified chefs who are passionate to cook and teach. The best decision I made was to enrol with the country's best. Thanks to all who took part in my studies.”

LG Coetzee

“I think one of the best schools in South Africa!”

Hope Nkuba

“A fantastic setup managed by professionals.”

Des Kiely