CTIA stays abreast of industry requirements and the demands that are placed on new arrivals, which means that we know what young, aspirant chefs need to succeed in the ever-expanding global hospitality environment. Starting your career with a strong foundation will stand you in good stead as you enter and progress in this industry.

Being a trained chef opens doors to a culinary path filled with diverse opportunities. These include food styling; becoming a food critic, writer or editor; working in catering companies, hotels, restaurants or cruise liners; lecturing; consulting; retail and entrepreneurship.

The possibilities are endless.

To grow in this industry, the four most important personality traits for any young chef are a positive attitude, a strong grasp of the fundamental principles, boundless passion and unflinching commitment.


You. If you are interested in a career as a professional chef, want to launch your own culinary business or want to explore the rewarding field of chef training, CTIA has the right course for you.

We offer industry-relevant skills that will help you get into the workplace faster and sustain your career longer; whatever challenges you may encounter. So, feel free to visit any of our campuses and experience first-hand what CTIA has to offer!

We look forward to welcoming you to CTIA – and providing you with a strong platform to reach your full culinary potential.

Welcome to our world!

The Team at CTIA


CTIA’s three modern campuses are based in:

CENTURION CAMPUS: 1003 Saxby Avenue, Eldoraigne, Pretoria
The school’s main campus, also its flagship campus, is situated in Centurion, which lies between the main cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg. It houses the school’s head office and has three large training kitchens, as well as one theory lecture room. A shuttle service to and from the Gautrain station is available for all students.

Known as the Jacaranda City, Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, is prettiest during the spring months, when the purple-blossomed jacaranda trees are in full splendour, lining the wide avenues and adorning gardens and parks with their lilac-hued loveliness.

CAPE TOWN CAMPUS: 99 Jip de Jager Avenue, Cinsaut House, Vineyards Office Estate, Welgemoed
The Cape Town campus is situated in the northern suburbs of the city, set among the vineyards on a wine estate. This campus has two training kitchens and two theory lecture rooms.

From walking and hiking trails to fruit picking and wine tasting; from brunches on the beachfront to sundowners on the mountainside; from museums and galleries to boutiques and markets; the sea, the mountain, the winelands, the gastronomy – Cape Town never disappoints.

DURBAN CAMPUS: 18 Bute Road, Morningside, Durban
The Durban campus is situated close to the hustle and bustle of the city centre, where public transport is readily available at all times. This campus has two training kitchens and one theory lecture room.

With its long stretches of sandy beaches, balmy air and warm waters, as well as its wonderful mix of cultures, Durban is a dream destination for those looking to experience a little bit of everything.

Each campus is fully equipped with training kitchens, administration offices, a student relaxation area, secure parking and free Wi-Fi.