Francois Ferreira Academy

CTH Centre offering: Level 2 Award in Vegetarian Culinary Skills, Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills, Level 2 Diploma in Culinary Skills, Level 3 Certificate in Professional Cookery, Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery, Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery - Confectionery and Patisserie, Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery - Kitchen and Larder, Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality, Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management, Level 4 Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts, Level 4 Diploma in Tourism Management

Telephone : 044 884 0765
Address : Mount View Resort, 1 York Street , George , South Africa , 6530
Established in 2004, the Francois Ferreira Academy provides training excellence in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management.

Provision is made for full-time studies as well as distance learning, and are involved in numerous in-service training projects and skills driven community workshops.

Full-time courses are enhanced by a range of add on subjects that gives our students a very specific edge once they enter the industry.

Subjects include:

Cake Decorating and Sugar Work
Basic IsiXhosa
Basic French
Hospitality Financial Management
Event Management
Business and Social Etiquette
Short courses in Brandy, Wine and Port Appreciation
Full-time students gain practical experience working for six months in the industry in many 5*establishments working under leaders in the industry. We are very proud of our training achievements, and many of our previous students have become leaders in the industry themselves, both locally as well as internationally. We credit our success on the individual and personal hands-on training in groups that do not exceed 20 students at one time.

The staff has a wealth of experience both professionally as well as academically, which makes for an exceptionally strong team lead by Principal Francois Ferreira, who is an acclaimed chef and author of several cookery books. He is assisted by Vice Principal Denise Lindley, who has worked in industrial catering all her life. Both of them are members of the International Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and the South African Chef Association.

The school has strong ties with the Cape Wine Academy and the South African Chefs Association. They have also been actively involved in the National Youth Chefs Training Programme, an initiative of the Department of Tourism and the South African Chefs Association, during the past four years.

Situated in George in the heart of the Garden Route, which is a tourist mecca in South Africa, the students are given the opportunity to develop and grow in an environment conducive to study, and experience good restaurants and hospitality establishments, as well as healthy outdoor activities.

The school has become a home from home for many of the students from as far as Cape Town, Gauteng and even across the border.

The staff cares about each and every student’s development, and takes pride in their careers and prosperity in the hospitality industry.