Francois Ferreira Academy

François Ferreira Academy

Francois Ferreira Academy

François Ferreira Academy George

Culinary Art School equipping students with the necessary skills to be successful in the highly competitive Hospitality Industry. This Chefs Academy provides students with the skills to procure, prepare as well as present good food and wine. They also equip them with Hotel Management skills and has a reputation for training Chefs of quality.

The François Ferreira Academy was founded in 2004. The principal, François Ferreira received his chef training in the Air Force. He has later on acted as the household manager of various presidents. More recently he can be seen at festivals, heard as public speaker, is consulted by restaurants as well as be heard on RSG. He is also an award winning author of various cookbooks. Furthermore he is an incredibly hard-working person and rubs this work ethic off on his students.

François Ferreira Academy Accreditation and Affiliations


  •  City & Guilds
  • Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA)


  • Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
  • South African Chefs Association
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Cape Wine Academy
  • Africa Skills Valley

François Ferreira Academy Course Information

All lectures are offered in English since all City & Guilds (Internationally accepted standards) lecture notes are in English. Furthermore all courses are also available as a distance learning option depending on student needs. In addition all subjects are offered by professionals in their respective fields. They also make use of guest lecturers for specialist lectures.

During the two year course, the first year is spent studying Culinary Art, and then the students have the choice in their second year to continue in Food Preparation and Cooking, or to study Food and Beverage Management, Accommodation Services and Reception Services. They enrol a maximum of 20 students at a time to ensure individual attention as well as accessibility to lecturers at all times.

The Academy also offers short courses which ensure skills proficiency in three disciplines. These disciplines are Food and Beverage Services, Housekeeping Services, as well as Kitchen Services and should give students a better opportunity to enter the hospitality market locally as well as internationally.

Specialised Add-on Courses at François Ferreira Academy

On top of the City & Guilds subjects, the François Ferreira Academy also offers specialised add-on courses:

  • Certificate in Food and Beverage Management
  • Cake Decorating and Sugar Work
  • Hospitality Financial Management
  • Basic course in French
  • Basic course in isiXhosa
  • Event Management
  • Short courses in Brandy, Wine, Port and Muscadel Appreciation
  • Short courses in Entrepreneurship, Business and Social Etiquette

François Ferreira Akademie in George

Kookkuns Skool wat studente die nodige vaardighede bied om in die hoogs mededingende Hotel- en Gasvryheidsbedryf suksesvol te wees. Hierdie Akademie voorsien studente van Hotelbestuursvaardighede en so ook het die skool ‘n reputasie vir die opleiding van uitstekende Sjefs.

Alle klasse word in Engels aangebied omdat alle City & Guilds lesings in Engels is. Kursusse word ook op afstandsonderrigbasis aangebied. Alle vakke word gedoseer deur professionele persone op hulle onderskeie gebiede en so word ook gebruik gemaak van gasdosente vir spesialislesings.

‘n Maksimum van 20 studente word op ‘n slag ingeneem om individuele aandag te verseker en so ook toegang tot dosente te alle tye.


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