World Class Chef Training


Olive Chef School is one of the top culinary arts schools in South Africa. The chef school is situated in Bloemfontein and was founded in 2000 by its current principal, chef Rinette Enslin. She is a Silwood Kitchens graduate who obtained her Grande Diploma with distinction. During the past eighteen years she has been actively involved in the industry, at national and international level, she has gained extensive experience, both from a chef training as well as a catering perspective. She is driven by an exceptional skill for creativity and innovation as well as her passion for culinary excellence. She applies these fundamentals to every facet of this international culinary chef school on a daily basis, whilst instilling the same principles in the school’s students. It is not surprising then that the school has been training and producing international chefs for the past eighteen years.


Olive Chef School is an internationally approved culinary school and our chef training courses are second to none. At Olive Chef School you can obtain an international City and Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts). Reg. nr. 843 255. City and Guilds is accredited in more than 100 countries. In addition, the following certificate can also be obtained via Olive Chef School namely, QCTO, acknowledged by the Department of Higher Education.


The school’s vision is to provide world-class chef training and education of outstanding caliber that not only prepare uniquely succulent but also creative and innovative culinary art whilst constantly maintaining the highest levels of quality.


The flexibility of the culinary course allows for students to apply their specific skills within the industry. The following are some of the career opportunities which your formal, certificated studies in culinary education at Olive Chef School can afford you: chef, caterer, food stylist, hotel chef de cuisine, hotel food and beverage manager, test kitchen, restaurant manager and kitchen manager.

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Olive Chef Open for Applications for 2021. Limited Space. International Certificate and Diploma in Culinary Cooking. Whatsapp SA 0763937810...

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Eat Out

Olive Chef School students for the last 7 years had the opportunity to work with the La Colombe group. incredible experience. Very Thankful for that .

La Colombe Restaurant won best restaurant in South Africa at the 2019 Eat Out Awards last November, and well, we could have never anticipated that everything would change so much and so quickly. ... See more

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Olive Chef School is Cooking. All our classes have been caught up with and all our students are back in their in-service venues to work. The 2021 program will start in February 2021. Applications ... See more