ProChef 2020 (6 Months)

FULL TIME:  6 months (including industry placement)

Our ProChef 2020 programme allows students to take the expertise and knowledge acquired in the foundational courses to unprecedented levels. Are you interested in all things artisanal; avant-garde techniques; and global culinary trends and traditions?
If the cutting edge of the culinary world sounds like your happy place, then this is the program for you.
From Asia, to France, to the Americas – the ProChef 2020 programme will put you through your paces as we globe-trot and time travel across history’s most significant culinary influencers.
You’ll make time-honoured artisanal products like preserves, charcuterie (chorizo and salami) and cheese (including ricotta, mozzarella, and haloumi). Expect to be spell-bound by the fascinating world of molecular gastronomy. We dip into the techniques that have blazed a trail through culinary convention: from sous-vide cooking to creating spheres, gels, and foams.
You will also learn about recycling, growing your own herbs and cooking with a conscience. This program further equips students with soft skills like menu planning, brand awareness, labour relations, finance fundamentals and entrepreneurial basics.
This is a challenging program that gives students the chance to hone their skills and truly maximise their talent.
The ProChef 2020 course includes an industry placement component. All your hard work and state-of-the-art skills come together in a practical exam. You’ll get a chance to showcase your newly gained expertise by conceptualising, creating and perfectly executing a real-life restaurant evening.

This program will give you a leg-up in the industry by streamlining your culinary education and experience. Think of it as a finishing school for chefs-to-be. ProChef2020 is perfect for students who want a qualification to turbo-charge their culinary career with knowledge of what is relevant right now; or for those looking to launch their own culinary business


  • Chefs Training & Innovation Academy Certificate of Achievement: ProChef 2020


Practical and theoretical subjects

  • Herbology: establish and maintain a herb garden
  • Food photography and styling
  • Molecular gastronomy
  • Food innovation: new kitchen technologies and advanced cooking techniques
  • Global cuisine studies: France, Italy, South Africa, Asia, America and English
  • Food trends and smoke fume
  • Product knowledge
  • Charcuterie
  • Cheese making
  • Craft beers


  • CTIA practical exam
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