Basic Hospitality Skills


The 12-week course prepares students for employment opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industries. The training received prepares students for positions as waiters and kitchen assistants. The course covers the basics from food preparation and hygiene to client service, the role of the waiter and table & beverage service.


Course Outline:

  • Cater care food preparation
  • Food hygiene
  • Safety and security in the kitchen
  • Handling and maintaining knives
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Balanced meals
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Cooking and baking terms
  • Dough
  • Eggs, vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices
  • Preparation of Recipes
  • Client Service
  • Role of the Waiter
  • Table and beverage service
  • Theory & practical training in Food Preparation and Food Service


Offered: Hermanus only 
Entry Requirements:   Basic literacy and a keen interest in food and people
Course Duration: 14 weeks full time
Times: 08h30-16h30 Monday-Thursday
08h30-15h30 Friday
Cost to student:

R400 (2x payments of R200)
and R200 non-refundable course registraion fee

Cost to Learn to Earn: R14 500 to train one student
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