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About Us

The Food & Beverage Institute Bloemfontein (FBI), now a national brand, was formed in 2004 / 5 by chefs Kevin Gericke and Lesley Jacobs, both internationally acclaimed in their respective fields.

As an approved City Guilds training and examination centre, (centre number 8423 284) and accredited QCTO skills development provider (SDP1221/18/00315), the FBI has trained many students who have exceled and are now running their own kitchens and food and beverage outlets both nationally and abroad.

Our syllabus is all encompassing of the industry and is testament to the experience and skills of the staff and lecturers.  Students are trained ‘hands-on’ in both practical lecturers and actual real-life functions to prepare them for the amazing international hospitality arena.

The FBI Chef School – Bloemfontein does not only specialize in training internationally qualified chefs, but also cater for the more sophisticated clientele who enjoy cuisine that is tastefully prepared and well presented.

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Culinary Arts Training Programs

Professional Chef

This training program duration is 36 months and includes the following formal qualifications:

Occupational Certificate: Chef – NQF Level 5 (101697)

  • Theory
  • Practical
  • Workplace Integrated Learning
  • EXCLUDES national trade test

City & Guilds International Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (8064-01)

  • Theory
  • Practical
  • Hospitality Principles
  • Food Safety in Catering

City & Guilds International Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking – Patisserie (8064-02)

  • Theory
  • Practical
  • Hospitality Principles
  • Food Safety in Catering
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As a registered and listed training provider (since 2005), the FBI is rated and accepted by majority of the national banking groups and we can therefore assist our students in obtaining financial assistance.