JEFFREYS BAY is now home to the only International accredited Chef school in Southern Africa.
The Mills Academy: Culinary and Hospitality owned by husband and wife Brent and Emmy-Lou Mills, obtained this achievement recently.
Endorsed by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey, the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH, London) is the United Kingdom’s leading professional awarding body for qualifications in the hospitality and tourism sector worldwide.
Trading as part of the 3 Fat Fish group of companies, the Mills Academy is now one of CTH‘s accredited colleges worldwide delivering sought after CTH qualifications.
The school currently has seven prospective chefs in-training.
“We are super excited to have received our International accreditation for our Chef School,” says Brent.
As the first privately owned chef school in the Eastern Cape, the Academy pride themselves on training and educating prospective chefs from around the world to become skilled competent and passionate commis-chefs.
- a one year CTH diploma in Professional Culinary Arts,
- a four-weeks basic skills certificate,
- workshops and courses on advanced pastry,
- artisan bread baking and
- a ‘Domestic Goddess’ cooking course for domestic workers.
They will be introducing the CTH accredited one year certificate and diploma in Tourism and Hospitality in 2014.
Brent heads up a well qualified team of lectures that teach all aspects of modern and traditional cooking and cooking techniques while Emmy-Lou handles nutrition, hygiene, French appreciation and food technology. Baking and the bakeshop principles are taught by Head Patisserie Chef Carla Welthagen, and tourism and hospitality lectures by Amy Deysel.
They also cover a host of other subjects; from sushi making, menu design, food photography to organic gardening.
Contact them 042 293 4147; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Jeffreys Bay Courant