Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.  
Nelson Mandela 

Develop a passion from learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. 
Antony J. D’ Angelo 

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
Clay P. Bedford

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Let your intuition guide you 

Poor appetite for education leads to intellectual malnutrition. Weather you have appetite or not once you are part of our learning environment you will be thirst mania or even have an abnormal appetite towards the industry which will lead you to unbelievable success and achievements in your life. At CPSH we will feed you knowledge, equip you with the total rounded skills as well as the attitude that will embarrass any one that tries to stand in your way.  We equip you with only relevant education and skills necessary to the industry at affordable fees.  Some one once said why are these chefs carrying laptops do they cook with them now, the answer is that being a chef is a serious profession and we align ourselves to the global changes. Over the years culinary education has evolved greatly with time and the diversity of technology is endless. The educational systems, which we use both in the kitchen and in class, are implemented in ways, which are current and will always be aligned to the fast changing world and the industry trends.  The education we provide teaches all the fundamentals of the industry and prepare our graduates for any challenges they may come across as when they leave our school they are geared with tools of success, perseverance, full range of skills, positive attitude and respect for ingredients, people and the entire industry. Our guarantee is that our graduates will always be an asset and not liability 

8065-01 Level 1 Program in Food Preparation and Cooking - 1 year & 6 months

During the first year programme which is the 8065-03 Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie), we teach the most basic skills which amongst others include Cooking Methods, Stocks and Sauces, nutrition and more. This will help the candidates to have a clear understanding of the industry.

The second year students would then take their education to an advanced level by learning advanced butchery, Budgeting costing and control, Menu planning and many more advancement courses.

  • Introduction to the food service industry
  • Professionalism
  • History and Modern cookery
  • South African Cuisine and History
  • Teamwork
  • Sanitation and safety at the work place
    • First Aid
    • Basic fire prevention, protection and evacuation
  • Introduction to different types of  kitchen layouts, kitchen equipment and tools
  • Kitchen Design
  • Nutrition
  • Mise en Place
  • Handling and Maintaining Knives
    • Knife Skills
  • Principles of cookery and Food Science
    • Methods of Cooking
  • Menu Planning, Recipes and Cost Management
  • Stocks, Sauces, and Soups
  • Building flavour Profile and Information to Herbs and Spices
  • Egg Dishes and Dairy
  • Vegetables and Vegetable Dishes
    • Potatoes and Potato Dishes
  • Preparation of Cold Dishes
    • Salads and Salad Dressing
    • Sandwiches
  • Fruits Preparation
  • Meat Preparation
  • Fish and Shellfish Preparation
  • Poultry and Preparation of Poultry
  • Pulses / Legumes, Pasta and other Starches
  • Grains
  • Cooking for Vegetarians and Different Types of Vegetarians
  • Introduction to Baking, Basic Principles and Ingredients
    • Yeast Products
    • Quick Breads
    • Cakes and Icing
  • Basic Desserts
  • Beverages and Service
  • Table Setting and Service
  • 6 (six) Months of Industry Practicals