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Warwick's Chef School

Training Academy


Course Outline

This part time certificate programme is aimed at those who are currently working as a prep cook or sculler in a restaurant or hotel, and wishes to obtain a recognised qualification as an assistant chef / junior chef in the kitchen while they are employed.
This programme is also suitable for individuals with a keen interest in food preparation to enhance their kitchen skills and knowledge while obtaining a formal qualification.
Theory and practical components are covered with the focus on basic kitchen fundamentals.

By successfully completing this programme, you will have a sound knowledge of basic kitchen preparation methods and operations and you will be able to apply for a junior level position in the kitchen. You will obtain a Highfield Level 2 Certificate and a Warwick’s Chef School Certificate in Food Preparation.

Course Outcomes

The following subjects are covered:

  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Kitchen Safety, First Aid and Fire Fighting
  • Basic Knife and Preparation Skills
  • Cooking Methods and Principles
  • Basic Costing and Food Waste Prevention
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Sectors of the hospitality industry
  • Theory and practical training in the different food groups

Minimum entry requirements

  • Grade 10 National Certificate
  • 16 years of age or older


2022 Course fees:
R 19 500.00 for the 9-month part time course (classes once a week)
Payment plan options available

The following is included in the course fees:

  • Theoretical and Hands-on Practical Training
  • Recipes, workbook, training manual and printed notes.
  • File
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • 1 Chef Jackets, 1 pairs of Chef Trousers, 1 Aprons, 1 Scull Cap
  • Use of the school’s knives & equipment
  • All ingredients
  • Examination Costs

Not included in the course fees:

  • Non-slip closed black safety kitchen shoes
  • Stationery (pens / notebook or paper / calculator)
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Exam re-writes / re-do’s