Offering a two-year advanced chef diploma

Olive Chef Scool students are highly regarded and sought after upon completion of their culinary qualifications. The City and Guilds Diploma in food Preparation is internationally recognised in an excess of 100 countries worldwide.

Advanced Diploma in Culinary Training

In the highly competitive and dynamic world of the culinary industry there is always the next level of perfection to reach or another skill to master. Olive Chef School’s Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts equips you with the stepping-stone to master the best practices in the culinary world. An international Diploma in Food Preparation provides Chef students with exceptional culinary and catering skills through classical culinary training.

Course layout

First year chef training is presented at Olive School, situated at 14 Louis Botha Sreet, Waverley in Bloemfontein. The second year, which consists of experiental training, is conducted at elite five star venues across South Africa. Furthermore, these placements are guaranteed.


The first year consists of three parts:

  • Theory, which includes cooking 101, pastry 101 and kitchen management,
  • Practical
  • And experiential in-service training.
  • Students’ theory is further enhanced and skills honed in our practical kitchen. Students also complete a basic French Culinary Course, basic first aid and fire training as well as formal wedding cake training.


    Students are placed at selected five star venues, as well as at some of the top twenty restaurants in the Cape Wine Lands, in order to receive experiential in-service training for a period of twelve months. During the second year students are also expected to complete a thesis as well as an assessment relevant to the course layout, which consists of a seven-course gourmet practical. During this period, the student receives a basic salary.

    Olive Chef School industrial training kitchen

  • 110m² industrial kitchen
  • All products for practical classes included
  • Wusthof Knife Set and complete Chef uniform included
  • All recipes, notes and cooking book are included
  • A large selection of equipment to assist the students in their training
  • Shuttle Service available at a minimal fee monthly
  • Registrations

  • Olive Chef School is a City and Guilds approved Centre Centre Number 843 255
  • CATHSSETA Skills Development Accreditation Number 613/P/000323/2017
  • QCTO Accreditation Number SDP 1221/18/00251
  • Qualifications received upon completion of chef training

  • Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts – Olive chef School
  • Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking – City and Guilds
  • Food Safety Certificate – City and Guilds
  • Olive Shef School management and professional chefs

  • Executive chef Rinette Enslin – Silwood Grande Diploma
  • Head chef Nico Augustyn – Advanced Diploma in Classical Culinary Arts
  • Sous chef Ruanda Hewetson – Diploma in Classical Culinary Arts
  • Luzanne Kruger - Administration Officer

  • Must be 17 years or older.
  • Must be in grade 12 or have a grade 12 certificate.
  • An application form must be completed (Request Application Form).
  • A main course recipe accompanied by a photo thereof.
  • A short CV accompanied by a motivational letter.
  • Potential students must be available for an interview with chef Rinette before final selection is made.

    Course fees amount to R135 000.00. This includes all course notes, practical and theoretical classes, external trainers, external examination fees as well as the equipment needed during practical classes as may be required. A starter kit with chef clothes and a Wusthof knife set is included. Accommodation is not included. A registration fee of R25 000.00 is payable to secure a position in the course and forms part of the tuition fees. The balance of the fees is payable as follows:

    Option 1

    R 25 000.00 Registration Fee to secure placement, forms part of tuition fees. A once-off payment of R 105 000.00, which includes a R 5 000.00 discount.

    Option 2 – 6 Months

    R 25 000.00 Registration Fee to secure placement, forms part of tuition fees.
    R 50 000.00 on starting the course with 6 installments of R 10 264.13.
    This amount includes interest of 9 % per annum.

    Option 3 – 12 Months

    R 25 000.00 Registration Fee to secure placement, forms part of tuition fees.
    R 50 000.00 on starting the course with 12 installments of R 5 247.09.
    This amount includes interest of 9 % per annum.