Welcome to the Hurst Campus

The World’s COOLEST Culinary Institute


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green-check-60px 17 years of moulding successful Graduates, now rolling in the dough
green-check-60px A curriculum that will make you hungry to SUCCEED
green-check-60px The perfect blend of classroom with practical, in a totally FUN kitchen culture that inspires learning
green-check-60px Travel the World – Our graduates work in many of the COOLEST countries on every
Continent, earning pay in strong currencies
green-check-60px EARN while you learn – All students enjoy paid internships during study

We are committed to great service and strive to continue to provide a unique campus environment in which local and international students from countries as far afield as China, Chile, Switzerland, USA, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ireland, Namibia, UK and Mauritius get a chance to develop their unique individual talent and realise great personal success.

Hospitality Management and Cheffing are exciting, mobile lifestyles. As passionate educators we get to create the recipe that changes people’s lives. The ingredients: our student’s raw talent, the method – a journey of individual discovery peppered with slices of inspired learning, the winning dish – a platter of seasoned personal success topped with touch of spicy confidence.

If you are talented and serious about a career in baking, cooking and hospitality management, come join our family at the “Super Cool Culinary School”

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Culinary Courses

2 Year Advanced Food and Wine Chef’s Diploma

course-12 Certificates Upon Completion:

  • The Hurst Campus 2 Year Advanced Food and Wine Chef Diploma

  • City & Guilds 8065-02 Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts – IVQ)This qualification is recognized globally in 81 countries.

Commences last week of January of each calendar year.

Course Highlights

Study bursaries are offered annually to a select number of applicants who have a minimum of 2 years work related experience in a restaurant or hotel and scholarships are considered for 2nd year students requiring financial assistance.

Awesome kitchen facilities where we teach all practical’s which include a dedicated hot kitchen and cold preparation section, pastry and dessert section and hands on practical skills stations. First year students spend 60% of their time in practical’s and demonstrations vs theory classes.

  • Great variety of lunches served weekly in our student cafeteria and a daily selection of freshly baked produce from our bakery and coffee bar
  • Creative teaching conducted by our team of highly experienced Chefs and Lecturers who focus on the unique needs of the Y Generation.
  • Paid internships in top local restaurants and hotels which assists in making our students readily employable
  • Guaranteed employment opportunities for all graduates

Top graduates can apply to attend the 16 Week summer program at the world famous Institute Paul Bocuse in Lyon France only because our campus is an exclusive member of this World Wide Alliance consisting of just 13 countries.

Field trips include visiting and tastings at award winning local wine farms, Cheese Makers, Chacuterie, Berry farm, the well-known Babylonstoren garden tour, KWV Brandy and Chocolate tasting, 3 Ships Distillery Whiskey Tour and a visit to the largest producer of crockery in South Africa, Continental China.

Career opportunities include: Bakers, Pastry Chefs, Private Cheffing, working in 5 Star Hotels, Restaurants and Game Parks, Cruise Liners and introductions to Youth Career opportunities in the USA, UAE and Asia.

We care about our students and provide a home from home with a real sense of belonging.

Our culture is inspired by success and building confidence and we actively encourage each student to have goals, enjoy working in team activities, to take action and to be accountable for their learning.

Location: we are situated in the beautiful Cape Winelands on the family owned Backsberg Wine Estate. This farm is a short distance from the well-known student town of Stellenbosch and the culinary capital of South Africa Franschhoek.

Investment for 2016 is only:
Year 1 R87 500, and Year 2 R42 500

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12 Week Mastery of Cuisine Course

12-Week-Course

  • The Hurst Campus 12 Week Mastery of Cuisine Attendance Certificate

Hosted from 5 September – 22 November, 2016

Course Highlights

This exciting short course is aimed at 2 distinct student groups:

1. Youth – Where perhaps taking a gap year and doing a series of short courses to acquire varied skills prior to going to university or for those finishing their degree and

2. Older Students – Who have always aspired to study at a prestigious culinary school and now have the time and money to indulge their passion for food in a structured and creative learning environment.

This course has something for everyone. Daily hands on practical’s, lunches, theory and demonstrations in cooking and baking, visits to local suppliers and wine farms. Easy access to 2 highly qualified chefs to answer all of their questions related to cooking, pastry, bread making, scrumptious desserts, seasonal menu planning, table settings, preserves and pickles, 100’s of recipes covering local and classic. international styles of cuisine.

A fun recreational course geared to boost culinary confidence for those people who are energetic, love food and want to have some fun with likeminded class mates!

Location: we are situated in the beautiful Cape Winelands on the family owned Backsberg Wine Estate. This farm is a short distance from the well-known student town of Stellenbosch and the culinary capital of South Africa Franschhoek.

Investment for 2016 is only R36 500

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6 Month Block Release

Block-Release-Course

  • Qualification; Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (8065 – 01)

Facilitated from 9 May until 24 November, 2016

Course Highlights

No scholarships

Candidates must be currently employed in a professional kitchen and have an agreement with their employer to weekly classes

Highlights:

  • Allows candidates with kitchen experience but no formal food qualification the affordable opportunity to gain confidence and recognition of their skills as they earn a recognized certificate of competence.
  • Gives employers the ideal opportunity of sponsoring loyal and hardworking employees to attend a structured course that teaches the professional techniques, theory and practical skills that are essential in cooking and baking consistently.
  • Classes are conducted in our awesome kitchen and demonstration facilities. Practical and theoretical classes are facilitated once a week on a Monday prior to the external examination set by City and Guilds being written by registered candidates in November each year.

Investment for 2016 is only R14 500

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