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City & Guilds’ Professional Cooking and Food and Beverage Service Programme 2016-11-30T11:29:04+00:00

City & Guilds’ Professional Cooking and Food & Beverage Service Programme

We have partnered with The Private Hotel School (PHS) to present the accredited City & Guilds’ Professional Cooking and Food and Beverage Service Programme at their Vlottenburg-based campus in Stellenbosch. As part of this programme, our students are trained in the City & Guilds’ Skills Proficiency Awards in Basic Food Preparation, and Food and Beverage Service. By partnering with PHS to present this 10-week accredited programme, our students become more desirable to prospective employers and obtain a world-renowned qualification within the hospitality industry.

The programme consists of seven weeks of theoretical and practical training at the PHS campus, followed by a three-week work-integrated learning opportunity at a range of hospitality and tourism organisations.

Our programme will prepare you for employment opportunities as a professionally trained waitron, cook, kitchen assistant and assistant chef in the hospitality and tourism industries. On completion, our students are often placed in well-known restaurants, guest houses, hotels and at wine estates.

Our modules include:

Generics levels 1 & 2:

  • Procedures in the event of a fire
  • Maintaining a safe working environment
  • Maintaining hygiene and your professional appearance
  • Welcoming and dealing with customers
  • Maintaining effective working relationships
  • Dealing with incoming telephone calls

Food preparation and cooking levels 1 & 2:

  • Handling and maintaining utensils and equipment
  • Handling and storing food
  • Cleaning food production areas and equipment
  • Cleaning and storing crockery and cutlery
  • Handling and maintaining knives
  • Preparing fruit for hot and cold dishes
  • Preparing vegetables for hot and cold dishes
  • Preparing and cooking basic dough
  • Preparing and cooking basic egg dishes
  • Preparing and cooking for basic hot and cold dishes
  • Preparing and cooking basic fruit dishes

Food and drink service levels 1 & 2:

  • Preparing and clearing areas for take-away service
  • Preparing and clearing areas for drinks service
  • Cleaning and storing glassware
  • Preparing and clearing areas for table service
  • Providing a table service
  • Providing a table drink service
  • Serving bottled wines
  • Providing a drinks service for licensed premises
  • Providing a take-away service

“I have learned so much here at Cavalli from our previous sous chef and I am looking forward to learning many new things from our current head chef too. My dream is actually to become a chef myself and who knows, maybe one day I’ll even own my own restaurant.” – Cherelene Newman, Commis Chef at the well-known Equus Dine restaurant just outside Stellenbosch