In Response to:  I am interested in doing a chef course. Could you please tell me what the requirements are and how much it costs?
Students who wish to pursue a career as a chef or be involved in food production and hospitality management are lucky in that there are numerous institutions around South Africa that offer the relevant courses. These institutions can be in the form of technikons as well as private schools and colleges.

A quality private institution, which has a 99% placement rate for graduates, is the International Hotel School. There are many three-year diplomas available for students to enter into if they want to enter the field of culinary management, professional cookery and hospitality management. The courses include subjects such as Food Production Theory, Culinary Arts and Food and Beverage Management (to name just a few!) are offered to fully equip the student for the working world. For information about the International Hotel School regarding available courses, campus locations and up to date prices visit their website at:
Numerous technikons around the country also offer students degrees and diplomas in hospitality management and food technology. Some institutions include the Tshwane University of Technology, the Cape Technikon and the Walter Sisulu University. Surf through the Technikon and Hospitality pages on the First-Step website to see which institution best suits your individual needs.