Assistant Chef Programme

Assistant Chef Programme

Course Summary:

This 6-month programme serves as an entry level qualification to the hospitality industry at a foundation level. Learners will be skilled in the basic functions of a professional kitchen.

Minimum entry requirements:  NQF Level 2 | Gr 10 | 18 years of age
Duration: 6 months


Tuition Overview:

  • Computer System 
  • Career Development
  • Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Work Integrated Experience
  • Basic Kitchen Controls and Procedures
  • Cooking Methods
  • Food Storage
  • Health & Hygiene in Culinary Environment


CATHSSETA Certificate: Assistant Chef
NQF Level 2 | SAQA ID HSP/AssChef/2/0022

Osiuma Culinary School: Certificate of achievement


  • Commis Chef
  • Demi-chef de Partie or Chef de Partie
  • Menu development
  • Event catering
  • Entrepreneur
  • Corporate and service catering

Tuition fees include:

  • Full Osiuma uniform
  • Tuition for the Assistant Chef Programme
  • Raw material for practicals and examinations
  • Cathsseta certification
  • World Association of Chef’s Societies Global Certification
  • 2-year registration with the South African Chef’s Association
  • On site monitoring and evaluations
  • First aid course
  • Professional knife set


January 2021

For more information please contact us, or if you would like to preliminary apply please complete the online application form for submission and Submit Form to

Due to Covid-19, our full time courses will now resume in January 2021. Registrations for 2021 now open. Apply at:

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