Professional Chef Level 1

City & Guilds Certificate in Culinary Arts

Eighteen Month Cook Certificate incorporating the City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate In Food Preparation & Cooking

Course commences on 3 February 2020 until 31 August 2021

The ChefMLK School of Cooking Main Campus is based in Glen Marais, Kempton Park and is ideally situated in the centre of Ekurhuleni and accessible by both public and private transport. The School does not offer accommodation.

ChefMLK School of Cooking will now offer Trainee Chefs the opportunity to register for an eighteen month course which will meet the qualification requirements of the City & Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (Level 1), and is aligned to the Cook requirements of the new South African trade qualification (QCTO) which is still to be registered.

The qualification requires both academic and practical work experience modules to be completed in the course duration. This means that a Trainee Chef will spend a considerable time actively gaining practical work experience in reputable establishments when not attending lectures at ChefMLK School of Cooking. These placement periods are arranged and monitored by ChefMLK School of Cooking lecturers with a network of professional partners.

Included in course fee

Compulsory additional cost – payable upon registration

  • Chef uniform items (3 x jackets, 2 x trousers, 3 x aprons, 2 x beanies, 2 x neck ties, 1 x golf shirt and 1 pair of safety shoes)
  • Basic professional knife set and knife roll
  • Accredited Basic Fire training
  • Accredited Basic First Aid training
  • City & Guilds Registration and Exam fee
  • Resource materials and ingredients for ChefMLK School of Cooking practical assessments
  • Study Guides and Log Books
  • ChefMLK School of Cooking Resource File
  • City & Guilds Portfolio
  • South African Chefs’ Association membership (1 year)
  • Bill Gallagher autobiography
  • Basic on-site First Aid provided by ChefMLK School of Cooking lecturers

Excluded from course fee

  • Occupational Trade Test fees (pending confirmation by QCTO)
  • Transportation to and from School and Industry Placement
  • Accommodation
  • All stationary requirements
  • Replacement uniform items or knives
  • Tasting spoons and kitchen cloths (items are to be personalized)
  • Meals and refreshments at the School and Industry Placement
  • Printing of personal POE material and assignments
  • Industry visits and excursion costs
  • Costs incurred due to breakages and damage to ChefMLK School of Cooking property
  • Computer and Wi-Fi facilities
  • Professional Medical Assistance and related costs