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

Does the challenge of cooking the finest food appeal to you? Would you like to work in some of the best restaurants locally and around the world? There are so many career options available in the fastest growing industry. With this Diploma the possibility of running the best kitchens in the world could become your reality. Look no further and register today. Combine the latest cooking methods, knife skills, meat and fish fabrication skills with your own creativity to form the groundwork for becoming the next big name in the industry.

Entry Requirements

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

Course Duration

Part-time programmes are offered twice a week in the evening depending on schedule availability.

Please contact your nearest campus to confirm dates and times.

1st Semester: Feb – Jun (theory and practical)
2nd Semester: (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

*Home based study with practical component on campus.


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