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Professional Chefs Course
Full Time

Next FULL time course starts 

July 2024
January 2025

These courses are a foundation into the culinary world with a major emphasis on practical cookery. Other components of these courses include catering theory, food costing and menu planning.

Highfield Level 2 Diploma for Professional Cooks 
Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering 
Highfield Level 2 Award in Workplace Safety in Catering
(12 Months) 

The course runs over 6 months practical training at Steyns’ Culinary School After completing the 6-month intensive training at Steyns’ Culinary School, at least 6 months’ work experience in the industry is required to obtain the international accredited Diploma. (The Certificate for practical work can only be issued after the completion of internship)

Highfield Level 2 Diploma for Professional Cooks (RQF)
QCTO Occupational Certificate Cook
Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering & Workplace Safety
Credit Banking part time.
(Duration 24 Months)

The objective of this course is to support a role in the workplace.   its is designed for learners employed in the professional catering roles of cooks, commis chef or for those wishing to develop their skills in the industry. 

24 months training at Steyns Culinary School.  Theory classes online.   

Practical Modules hands on at Steyns Culinary School. 

Minimum of 4 practical modules to be completed over a period of 6 months. 

Highfield Level 3 Diploma for Professional Chefs
(24 Months) 

The course runs over 6 months practical training and 6 months industry training.  You can exit the course after 24 Months. 

QCTO Occupational Chef Certificate
Highfield Level 4 Diploma in Culinary Supervision and Management
(36 Months)

The course runs over 18 months practical training at Steyns Culinary School and 18 months practical training.    The course will run over the 36 months where you will have 6 months intensive training and 6 months practical training for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year.  After completing your 36 months you will need to complete your trade test.

Hands-on Theory and Practical

Industry Internship




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