About Our Professional Chef Diploma Program
So you want to be a Professional Chef!
What is a Chef? Many people believe it is someone who can cook the most delicious and beautiful dish. Not true, but just because you can cook a great dish, doesn’t make you a professional chef. A Professional Chef must have skills and abilities to demonstrate solid techniques, sound knowledge and creativity, combining natural attributes for leadership and of course, delicious food! Oh and by the way you must be able to do all of the above while making a profit.
Where to start?
While completing a Professional Chef Diploma won’t mean you can walk out of our culinary school or any school for that matter and instantly command a highly demanding restaurant environment, our training, theory, practical classes, projects and exposure to real situations will expose you to the rigors of what is yet to come, and give you a good foundation to start and progress through your career.
In our Professional Chef Diploma Program, you will move through three terms of learning. The first two terms are taught using a step by step modular approach, which allows you to be able to build on each skill you’re learning. Each of these modules are approximately 40 – 50 hours each, exploring one topic at a time. Each topic combines 1 – 2 days of introductory theory and 5- 6 days of practical learning in the kitchen followed by 1 day of topic review and assessment. In each of these modules you must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and techniques learned.
During Term three, you’ll take all of the skills you’ve learned and combine them with leadership and natural attributes to explore, develop and create great food. You’ll create detailed menus and recipes, that not only taste delicious, but focus on economics. This final term is truly the finishing touches to your new skill-set as a graduate of the Professional Chef Diploma Program.