New international chefs’ course sees Ba-Phalaborwa locals cooking their way to success!
The Palabora Foundation is proud to be launching a new Chef’s Certificate Course “that almost guarantees job placements” in 2018.
“Almost everyone who completes this chef certificate course will find a job,” says Jack Maseta, Superintendent Skills Development at the Palabora Foundation.
“As the Foundation we are driven by the desire to provide skills that are in demand in the economy both provincially and nationally,” says Director Malesela Letsoalo. “This City & Guilds accredited course almost guarantees job placement because of the high demand for qualified chefs trained on this syllabus, so it’s a natural fit for us.”
Enrol now for the newly launched chefs’ certificate course. For enquiries, contact Jack Maseta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The year-long course starts in January 2018. It is open to students with a minimum of grade 11 and accommodates 25 students. Places are going fast and new students have until 15 January to register. “We are enrolling students on a first-come-first-served basis, so long as they meet the criteria,” says Maseta.
The internationally-recognised course covers everything from an introduction to the catering and hospitality industry, to food safety, special-needs cooking, personal workplace skills and a range of technical skills that would put even a MasterChef to shame.
“Typically, chefs that train with us find employment in lodges, guest houses and hotels in the area and the Foundation believes that this new course will only build on their previous successes,” says Maseta.
As part of the course, students are required to do practical work for one month at a lodge, guesthouse or hotel and during weekends. “We are excited to be working with Cajori Hotel, Aha! Sefapane Lodges and Safaris and Bushveld Terrace, and welcome partnerships with others in the tourism and hospitality sector in the area,” says Maseta.
According to recent statistics, Ba-Phalaborwa’s unemployment rate is 37.4%, making the Foundation’s work more important than ever. “The skills we provide to our youth and unemployed adults do not only make them marketable to the industries, they also provide an opportunity for the unemployed people to become self-employed while at the same time they can potentially employ others,” says Maseta.
“The Palabora Foundation has a passion for people. By offering this popular, successful and internationally-recognised course, we’re fulfilling our mandate to help equip people with the skills, resources and opportunities to better their lives and the lives of others,” confirms Letsoalo.
About the course
The year-long course costs R 25 000. Training will take place at the Palabora Foundation Skills Development Centre in Leboneng Education Centre next to Namakgale Public Library. People who cannot afford to pay upfront are given the opportunity to pay a deposit of R6250.00 and pay off the balance over a period of 10 months. The course facilitators are highly qualified and experienced leaders in their field.
The Chef Certificate includes the following modules:
· Safety at work
· Introduction to nutrition
· Prepare food for cold presentation
· Prepare, cook and finish food by braising and stewing
· Prepare, cook and finish food by frying
· Prepare, cook and finish food by boiling, poaching and steaming
· Prepare, cook and finish food by baking, roasting and grilling
· Introduction to basic kitchen procedures
· Introduction to the hospitality and catering industry
· Food safety in catering
Become a professional chef by registering for this internationally-accredited course today! For enquiries, contact Jack Maseta (email@example.com).
About the Palabora Foundation
The Ba-Phalaborwa-based Foundation is a non-profit organisation, an independent educational trust and a National Skills Fund accredited provider. Currently funded through an endowment set up 30 years ago by Palabora Mining Company, the Foundation is committed to ensuring that its programmes remain relevant and demand-driven. It also supports the Ba-Phalaborwa community through programmes in education, community health and business development.
If you would like to know more about the Palabora Foundation or support its life-changing work, visit: www.pafound.org
Find more information on City & Guilds here.