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The Professional Cooking Academy

The Professional Cooking Academy is a training provider for people who want to prepare themselves for exciting job opportunities available in the hospitality industry. It has a dynamic approach to training – with a combination of hands-on, practical classes underpinned by sound theoretical content.


The Professional Cooking Academy has successfully completed the accreditation process with City & Guilds. Our Centre number is 843305.

The accreditation will allow students to write the international city and Guilds examination for the Certificate in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts and the Diploma in Food Production and Culinary Arts. This is entirely optional but recommended. These City and Guilds qualifications are internationally recognized and provide an international standard for both theoretical and practical skills.


The Professional Cooking Academy is a member of the South African Chefs Association. The Chefs Association of SA is a non-profit organization, which represents the best chefs, restaurateurs, educators, students, and food enthusiasts.  TPSACA – 14756


The mission of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is to effectively and efficiently manage the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF) in order to set standards for, develop, and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, for professions.

The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils (QCs) responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Collectively, the Quality Councils and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), work for the good of both learners and employers. Another role for the QCTO is to accredit Skills Development Providers (SDPs) who wish to offer qualifications registered on the OQSF.  Service Provider no:  SDP1220/18/00253