Hoping to pursue a career as a chef or wanting to improve your prospects in the food industry? Look no further than CTIA.
Being a trained chef can lead you down an exciting culinary path flanked with opportunities. You could be a chef, a food critic or a stylist; work in catering, a hotel or a cruise liner; run a restaurant or diversify into retail. You could even opt to teach, train, lecture or consult – the world is your oyster with a chef’s qualification.
But how to get started? The Chefs Training & Innovation Academy (CTIA), a 2016 City & Guilds Centre of the Year nominee, offers industry-relevant skills that will help you get into the workplace faster and sustain your career longer. With three campus, one each in Centurion, Durban and Cape Town, there’s no reason to hold back from achieving your dream.
In addition to our standard courses, we offer a variety of specialised programmes. Our Applied Pastry and ProChef courses address topics at the cutting-edge of culinary innovation; from charcuterie to cheese-making, micro-breweries to the development of your own production line. We also cover the heritage and diversity of cultural food preparation while experimenting with molecular gastronomy and how to coordinate a chef’s table, among many other exciting modules.
For students looking to diversity into business, CTIA has partnered with TriVersita School of Hospitality and Business, opening up plentiful opportunities for business-minded students to complement their culinary know-how with an ICB-accredited qualification in New Venture Creation. For students with global ambition, our partnership with the Business Hospitality Management School in Lucerne, Switzerland, allows for enrolment into a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts once an International Advanced Management Diploma in Culinary Arts and Patisserie with CTIA has been completed.
CTIA knows what chefs need to succeed in the global hospitality environment, and starting your career with a strong foundation will stand you in good stead as you grow into this industry.
CTIA is giving away a bursary to the value of R101 700 towards an international City & Guilds Diploma in Culinary Arts, a 12-month qualification, which you can complete at a campus nearest to you. The prize includes tuition, all practical ingredients, use of all equipment, course-related textbooks, course material, Wi-Fi on campus, orientation week, two-year SACA membership, City & Guilds first examination fees, City & Guilds certification, graduation fees, two full sets of CTIA-branded chef’s uniform, a branded golf T-shirt, a pair of safety shoes, and a full chef’s knife kit.
You will need to selected any, some or all of the following ingredients listed to create a unique and innovative dish for presentation. The ingredients to choose from are: aubergine, calabash, game, litchi, orange, shellfish and sweet potato. You must select a “hero” ingredient to feature in the dish.
Next, take a photograph of your creation and make a short video, explaining why you are entering the competition, which ingredient(s) you have used and why, and then talk us through the dish you’ve made and photographed. Email your full name, postal address and ID number along with both the video and the photo to [email protected], with CTIA in the subject line.The top entries for each province will be announced on our website.
The entrants whose dishes are shortlisted will meet with a CTIA panel of judges at a campus nearest to them (travel costs are not covered by CTIA), a specified date will be announced and the shortlisted candidates will have to compete in the final round. The same panel of judges will, in turn, be present at all three campuses to judge, thereafter revealing a winner. The winner will be contacted and his/ her details will be posted on foodandhome.co.za. Go on, get the creative juices flowing and win!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Entrants need to be 18 years or older. Photos and video clips of entries may be used on all social media platforms. One of the listed ingredients must feature in the dish. Student must be able to attend classes from Monday to Friday (09:00 – 16:00), be able to travel to and from their chosen campus, and adhere to CTIA’s rules and regulations. Competition ends 31 July 2017.