LEADING THE WAY IN NEW AGE CHEF TRAINING

The Stir Crazy Culinary Academy was established in 2002 and is a
leading training institution in South Africa, offering intensive, hands-on training
and practical industry experience to fast-track your learning process.

professional chefs training
cooking schools
pastry chef training

GUARANTEED JOB PLACEMENTS

Internationally recognised hospitality courses

Stir Crazy Cooking and Stir Crazy Culinary Academy are based on a philosophy of sharing knowledge, challenges, experiences and personal growth. When you start with us, you become part of a growing family of professional chefs spread across the world, working in the most extraordinary and interesting places, doing what you love.

*Our internship and apprenticeship programmes guarantee placements for successful culinary school graduates.

The Stir Crazy Culinary Academy incorporates Stir Crazy Cooking and the Superyacht Culinary Academy, each division focused specifically on training students to start their illustrious career as professional chefs.

We play, we have fun, we respect each other – the perfect space to qualify with confidence.

CHEF  TRAINING COURSES

Stir Crazy Culinary Academy is revolutionizing training for chefs to fast-track their entry into the industry, whilst acquiring the necessary life skills to function independently as an entrepreneur.

We’ve specifically shortened our courses to take in as much practical and in-training experience so that you’re fully prepared to function optimally in any kitchen environment. Our longest course is 15 months, including 6 months internship at top hotels and restaurants. This means that your certificate costs you less than other institutions, takes less time and allows you to start earning faster.

We currently offer 4 International certificate courses:

Chef course

LEVEL 3
DIPLOMA FOR PROFESSIONAL CHEFS

Professional Cook course

LEVEL 2
DIPLOMA FOR PROFESSIONAL COOKS

Kitchen hand course

LEVEL 2
DIPLOMA FOR KITCHEN HAND

chef courses

SAMSA
EFFICIENT COOK CERTIFICATE

We are accredited with QCTO, DHET, Highfield International and SAMSA.

WHAT YOU GET

Our students gain the best internship experiences. Our graduates are placed on private yachts, chalets, restaurants and other highly acclaimed establishments worldwide. We only accept 16 students in our Professional Chef diploma course, so that we can provide you all with individual attention.
You’ll receive the necessary individual attention with world-class training to perfect your culinary skills to a professional standard. We build leaders who enter the hospitality industry with confidence, workplace skills and a healthy respect for others.

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

We’re changing the way learning takes place. We don’t teach – we walk alongside you on your journey of discovery and adventure, and foster a passion for cooking. We challenge you every day to outperform your achievements the previous day and to become the best you can be.
If there is no learning, there is no growth. Growth provides strength of character, builds confidence and creates entrepreneurs. We’ll be with you every step of the way so that we all learn a little every day regardless of how small.