Francois Ferreira Academy

Where it all began….

The Francois Ferreira Academy has been providing quality, accredited training in Culinary Arts and Hospitality for the last 15 years in George. The Academy has a brand new state-of-the-art modern training kitchen, and staff that have a wealth of experience professionally and academically, which makes for an exceptionally strong team, lead by Principal Francois Ferreira, acclaimed chef and author. He is ably assisted by Vice Principal Denise Lindley, who has worked in industrial catering all her life. Both of them are members of the International Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and the South African Chefs Association.

The Mission of the FFA is to equip students with the essential skills, to be able to work efficiently and effectively in the hospitality industry as trained chefs and hotel managers.



What the Francois Ferreira Academy has to offer:

Accredited Courses

The courses are accredited with CATHSSETA, QCTO and City&Guilds. The duration of the courses vary, and the intake of new students occurs in January and June each year. Learners are continually assessed both on a practical and theoretical level during training

Courses are as follows;

  • The FFA 1 year Diploma in Culinary Skills
  • The FFA 1 year in Confectionary and Patisserie
  • The FFA Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (3 year)
  • The FFA Assistant Chefs Course
  • The FFA Distance Learning Course
  • The FFA Foundation Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality


Skills Development Training Programmes

All businesses will benefit from having professionally trained employees, who can deliver high quality customer service, which leads to an increase turn over and profitability. The following courses are offered:

  • Assistant Chef
  • Assistant Housekeeper
  • Table Attendant
  • Customer Care
  • At Your Service
  • Wine Service Courses
  • Hot and Cold Beverage Service


Francois Ferreira Academy



Let’s get Cooking…

For all the passionate foodies out there, come and try the Public Cooking Classes to enhance culinary skills while having fun preparing new and interesting dishes. Each month the FFA present a different themed class and culinary experience. Youngsters are also accommodated with the Kids Public Cooking classes , especially designed to educate young aspiring chefs, between the ages of 10 and 17.



There is no “I” in the word “Team”

Looking for a unique team building experience? The Francois Ferreira Academy offers Team Building Cooking Classes for businesses that are tailor made to your needs. See if your team can take the heat!




For more information contact Donia on 044 884 0765 or or visit our website.

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