Chcicken roll with mushroom foam

City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking Full-time

Do you dream about cooking the finest food? Would you like to work in some of the best restaurants locally and around the world? There are so many career options available to you and in a few years they could lead to you running the best kitchens. Look no further and register for this Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking. We teach you the latest cooking methods, knife skills, as well as meat and fish fabrication that will bolster your own creativity to form the groundwork for becoming the next big name in the culinary industry.

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 and 18 years of age, or 2 years industry-related work experience.

Course Duration

  • 1st Semester: Feb – Jun (theory and practical)
  • 2nd Semester: Jun – Oct (industry placement)
  • 2nd Semester: Nov (City & Guilds examination)

Course Outline

  • Safety at Work
  • Prepare Food for Cold Presentation
  • Food Safety in Catering
  • Healthier Foods and Special Diets
  • Prepare, Cook, and Finish:

– Stock, Soups, Sauces

– Fish, Shellfish, Meat, Poultry, Offal

– Vegetables,Fruit, Pulses

– Rice, Grain, Farinaceous Products

– Egg Dishes

– Bakery Products

– Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings

  • Catering Operations, Costs and Menu Planning
  • Other: Kitchen Terminology


  • City & Guilds – Diploma in Food Preparation & Cooking
  • City & Guilds – Food Safety in Catering (only if not obtained from previous/older certificate)
  • Capsicum Certificate of Attendance