Home Professional / Part-Time Pro Kitchen Program

The Home Pro Program is a 3-month program to help students who are holding full-time jobs or cannot participate in a full-time culinary education program, but who love the craft and are keen to pursue a culinary career.

Key features of the program are:

  • The program is delivered through 36-39 intensive classes, 3 times a week in the (twice in the evening (Sundays and Tuesdays) and once on the weekend (Saturdays)).
  • The condensed program is derived from the professional program and covers many of the same cooking techniques as covered in the full-time professional kitchen program.
  • Students pursuing this program are expected to practice whatever they learn in class at home to attain the same level of hands-on experience as the full-time professional program students.
  • The program focuses on teaching all the fundamental techniques for cooking and food handling, and prepares students to become professional chefs suitable for entry-level positions (commis) in any restaurant kitchen globally.
  • The Home-Pro program leads up to a City & Guilds Level 2 Certification (additional fee). Students who complete this program are also eligible to receive a certification attested by the Govt. of Dubai’s KHDA upon passing the final assessment (additional fee).

The program will cover the following areas:

Week 1
  • Knife skills & emulsions
  • Food safety & hygiene
Week 2
  • Stocks & thickeners
  • Food science
Week 3
  • Vegetable & eggs
  • Produce
Week 4
  • Starches
  • Mother sauces
Week 5
  • Poultry
  • Poultry production
Week 6
  • Fish & shellfish
  • Fishing & sea farming
Week 7
  • Red meat
  • Livestock
Week 8
  • Baking
  • Flour, yeast & bread making
Week 9
  • Pastry
  • Pastry techniques
Week 10
  • Desserts
  • Design & plating of desserts
Week 11 - 13
  • Cuisines of the world

Program fees cover:

  • All course and study material
  • Ingredients, tool and equipment
  • Uniforms

Contact SCAFA at info@scafa.ae for more information on registration deadlines and payment options for the 2020 intakes.

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Fee Structure

Programme fee AED 17,500

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