About the Food and Beverage Institute
Culinary and Beverage School
A leader in culinary education since 2007.
With specially crafted City & Guilds-approved outcomes in sugar and chocolate craft, hot kitchen, baking and other programmes ranging from basic to advanced, the FBI is the acknowledged leader in chefs training in South Africa.
City & Guilds-approved outcomes

With specially crafted City & Guilds-approved outcomes in Culinary Arts, in full & part time Programs. The Pastry Chefs, Specializing in Sugar & Chocolate Craft and a huge Love for Speciality & Wedding Cakes. All programs ranging from basic to Advanced the FBI Chef School is an acknowledged leader in chefs training in South Africa. Students who have successfully completed our Programs go on to work and even run world-renowned kitchens in all corners of the globe from Miami to Mauritius, and many have even founded their own restaurants.

Real-world culinary skills

The FBI not only simulates real-life catering and requirements but provides students to the opportunity to work in real-world culinary skills, ranging from wedding cakes to mass catering to presentation workshops to guest requirements. This integrated process allows us to pride ourselves in going beyond merely giving students the necessary practical skills, but also the needed social skills of teamwork, self-discipline, and above all, pride, in order to make a success out of this sought-after career.

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Full Time Program

The Food and Beverage Institute does not only specialise in sugar and chocolate craft but also teaches full culinary programs resulting in well-balanced all-around chefs. It is here where aspiring chefs have the opportunity to train in this time-honoured culinary art at an internationally accredited institution under highly qualified, exceptionally experienced internationally acclaimed chefs.

Part Time Programs

Part Time Culinary Programs We here at the FBI Understand that not everyone has the time on their hands to commit to a year of full-time studies. Therefore, we have devised three part - time programs under the guidance of Chefs Nicolas van der Walt, Donald Wilson & Vincent Bernardt. City and Guilds Food Preparation & Culinary Arts Certificates for both culinary arts and patisserie as well as Skill Proficiency Pastry Certificate (top 10 Bakes) are now available through part time study.

Workshop & Events

Evening Classes & Saturday Workshops. The FBI runs several evening classes and speciality workshops in an array of topics. Throughout the year we teach classes on pastry, baking, breads, cake decorating, as well as hot kitchen skills with specialities in pasta, molecular gastronomy, and a whole lot more. Each class is different and unique with lots to learn for the seasoned professional and amateur alike. Check our events calendar for upcoming workshops.

Online Classes

Learn at your own pace with our onlin classes

Our online classes teach you the biggest pastry secrets that will have you baking like the professionals!

Let Chef Nicolas build your confidence in the kitchen with tips and techniques that will enable you to master the most complicated pastries that will delight your friends and family.

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