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The Pro-Kitchen Program is a 3-month program that is designed to train beginners up to international professional cooking standards with commensurate qualifications. Upon successfully completing the program students will achieve an international diploma and will have skills suitable to start their careers as chefs.
The program not only offers the benefits of exposure to Hot and Cold Kitchen training but also allows for international acknowledgment of the time and experience you will have gained here under the guidance of our efficient and fabulous chef instructors.
The focus of this program is on teaching students fundamental techniques of cooking and food handling. It also prepares students to become professional chefs suitable for entry-level positions (commis) in any restaurant kitchen globally.
Students spend 90% of their time learning culinary techniques with the remainder of their program devoted to the application of these acquired skills to world cuisine. All subjects are developed and taught in a practical environment (90% hands-on) where students will be able to learn, understand create and develop their cooking skills.
SCAFA’s Professional Pastry program is the region’s only curriculum dedicated to teaching pastry to students aspiring to attain professional pastry standards. Classes run 5 days a week from Monday to Friday for 13 weeks. SCAFA’s Pro Pastry program is a combination of five teaching modules followed by a two week module comprising practical and online assessments. The program focuses on the key areas of bakery, pastry, cakes and desserts. By structuring our Pro Pastry program in this way students are able to decide if they want to focus on a particular area of interest, or, accomplish the full range of skills accompanied by an international diploma. When taken as a complete set of modules this is a 400+ hour program that focuses entirely on pastry and related areas such as the science behind pastry, pastry and baking basics, measurements, cake decorating, chocolate, sugar work, hot and cold desserts, bread and much more.
Building extensive knowledge about the pastry kitchen and the techniques of a pastry chef
• Build speed in being able to manage multiple tasks at one time and being able to produce results faster
• Build organization skills in managing work space and cleanliness of work space
• Being a good team player for joint tasks in the pastry programme (catering activity) as well as a good leader during the catering project week of the program.
Students completing individual modules are awarded a certification from SCAFA.
Students that complete all 5 modules and the final two weeks of assessment achieve the City and Guilds Level II Diploma (8064-02) in Food Preparation and Cooking (Patisserie). In addition to the UK diploma, you will receive a SCAFA Certification, as well as an attested pastry chef qualification from Government of Dubai’s Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA).
SCAFA’s Professional Finishing Program prepares students for the finer aspects of the culinary arts and the business of running a restaurant. This program runs for 13 weeks and students will learn skills ranging from running a business in the hospitality industry, menu development and costing, purchasing and managing produce, professional service, fine dining preparation, presentation and plating, palate development and restaurant operations.
Students will be required to develop menus which will then be tested on invited audiences as a test of the student’s creativity, planning, execution and of course their own culinary traditions and experiences. While, students completing the Professional Kitchen Program are accepted into the industry as Commis-level chefs, when combined with the Professional Finishing Program, students are armed with 360°advanced skills for kitchen operations of a fine dining standard and are ready for a faster growth in their careers.
Students who successfully complete the Professional Finishing program are eligible for certification duly attested by the Government of Dubai’s Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) as well as a City & Guilds (London) IVQ Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision (Culinary Arts) Level 3 Diploma (8065-04).
The UAE’s most comprehensive 6-month professional cooking programme guaranteed to jump start your Chef career. The Combination Programme is a combination of the Pro Kitchen and the Pro Finishing Programme. While, students completing the Professional Kitchen Programme are accepted into the industry as Commis-level chefs, when combined with the Professional Finishing Programme, students are armed with 360° advanced skills for kitchen operations of a fine dining standard.
We believe that students who join any of our programs would be gaining one or all these 4 critical areas:
The Pro Weekend program continues for 17 weekends and offers weekend students an opportunity to acquire professional level training and qualifications. It is the perfect solution for those students wanting to qualify as a chef but who are unable to commit to full time education normally associated with professional culinary programs.
This is achieved by providing the student a double-class instructor led teaching program that takes place for 17 consecutive Saturdays, which is a day suitable for most working people. This is the equivalent of 34 full time classes and the students will receive 130 hours of guided learning.
These 17 classes culminate into a City & Guilds (UK) level 2 diploma in professional cookery leaving successful candidates trained and qualified to commence their careers as professional chefs
The double-class will take place every Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.