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Hospitality Courses

The courses are especially designed for individuals who are passionate about the hospitality industry, but who do not necessarily want to become a Hotel Manager or Chef.

Currently there is a worldwide demand for a skilled hospitality work force.

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Compulsory Subjects

*Practical cookery

*Practical baking

*Practical icing

*Practical cake decorating

*Bar and cellar service

*Nutrition and diet therapy

*Travel and tourism

*Business development

*Menu planning

*Wine appreciation & culture

*Food and beverage service


*Theory of  catering

*French food terminology

*Food technology

*Cookery demonstrations

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Level 2



Advanced Subjects

*Advanced practical cookery

*Advanced bakingAdvanced food and    beverage management

*Advanced business  development

*Advanced events management

*Industrial relations

*Advanced theory of catering

*International cookery

*Advanced nutrition and diet therapy

*Advanced travel and tourism

*Food stylingCookery demonstrations

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Level 3 -





Graduating students are


awarded the higher Diploma on


the report and assessment from


the manager of the approved


culinary establishment and Blue


Ribbon assessor have


determined the student’s


success in achievement.























From The Principal . . .

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The Blue Ribbon Academy has a proud tradition of graduating students of a high calibre who represent the Blue Ribbon Cookery School in top hotels, their own businesses, restaurants and similar surroundings all over the world.

We provide an environment in which our students are exposed to the highest level of training and expertise and our primary goal is to encourage them to realise their full potential, while having fun along the way.

We are located in the heart of East London.
Staying true to its tradition, Blue Ribbon is an independent training academy, offering students more than just a text book education.

We offer exellent training facilities which include a large kitchen, function kitchen, bakery, air conditioned lecture room, a recreational lounge, beautiful gardens and a fully fledged function venue.

The Blue Ribbon also maintains contact with some of the top hotels, restaurants and other culinary institutions in order to give our students national exposure.

Under the direct supervision of Academy head and owner of Blue Ribbon, Donna - Mae Peenz, the students are able to share her extensive knowledge and experience of the hospitality industry.

Donna - Mae holds a Grande Diploma Cordon Blue from Silwood kitchens
  (Cape Town)

Donna - Mae obtained this Grande Diploma in

Donna - Mae has 18 years of experience working hands on in the hospitality industry.

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