Coronation Court, Maitland, Cape Town +27 82 337 6240

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Professional Chef Courses

At the Sense of Taste Chef School, we train our students in classic skills, coupled with real industry experience; forward thinking and an absolute passion for food and cooking. Be one of our select students to receive the necessary individual attention in a focused group with world-class guidance in perfecting culinary art from Chef Peter Ayub, Chef Byron Thebus and Principal Debs Ayub.
  • Our First Year Advanced Certificate course include daily practical lessons Tuesday to Friday and Monday is theory. Our classes are focused on individual attention and personalized instruction.
  • We don’t take full school holidays so that means we do at least 25% more than other Cooking Schools
  • Chef Peter has been formally trained and qualified. He has real and extensive industry experience, which means he can add valuable knowledge to each lesson which of course benefits our students.
  • Chef Peter is still actively involved in the hospitality industry, which allows him to remain current regarding trends, information, and networking. We also involve our students, where possible, so that they can observe first- hand how functions are executed.
  • Urban Playground is our restaurant which offers our students the chance to experience “real live service”
  • Our kitchen facilities are in line with a professional kitchen set up, so that our students are better equipped to manage the real-life experience. Our students are assigned weekly duties in order to teach them the value of planning, teamwork and a discipline of hard work, which is aligned to the real-life industry.
  • We arrange interesting guest speakers and informative presentations, so that we can expose our students to a wide range of culinary experiences and products.
  • On the Diploma course, the second year consists of in-service training and is designed to send our students into working kitchens to be guided by professional chefs in their environment. It is vital to cement the knowledge we have imparted, by ensuring our students are exposed to real industry training. We also believe in ensuring our students’ training is executed responsibly, so we monitor this practical period very closely.
  • Our Part-Time Course is perfectly suited for food industry employees to further their studies and increase their food knowledge and get a formal qualification. This is an ideal course to improve your kitchen and cooking skills as well as getting a formal qualification
  • We are accredited with QCTO and Highfield International for all our courses

For more details and availability please email our Principal Debs Ayub


Our graduated students are working all over South Africa at highly acclaimed establishments such as Chef’s Warehouse, Klein Jan in the Kalahari, The Pot Luck Club, Fresh Living Magazine, Marriott Group Crystal Towers Hotel, Bistro 1682 at Steenberg, Foxcroft Restaurant, The Highbury Media Group, The Melting Pot, Bao Down, La Colombe, Aubergine Restaurant, Botlierskop Private Game Lodge, The Westin Grand Hotel, The Root Bar, Klein Jan in the Kalahari, Singita Private Game Lodge, Ucook SA, The Mount Nelson Hotel, to name a few, as well as internationally in places such as Germany, France, Ireland, Seychelles, Dubai, Qatar, Cape Cod in the USA, London and Private Yachts in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

All students are guaranteed of a job placement after graduation

For more details message our Principal Debs Ayub