Culinary Career 

Restaurant / Bar facility

The International Hotel School Introduces their exclusive new Christina Martin Culinary Arts Studio in Plettenberg Bay, that offers a number of qualifications, amongst which is the CTH Diploma in Culinary Arts developed in partnership with Gordon Ramsay’s Tante Marie Culinary Academy.

The name Christina Martin is renowned in the culinary world and the Christina Martin Culinary Arts programme, offered through The International Hotel School, carries on her tradition of culinary education excellence. 

The prestigious 2 year programme provides 24 students the chance to complete the South African National Certificate in Professional Cookery (NQF Level 4) and four internationally recognised culinary diplomas, that of:  

  • City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)
  • City & Guilds Diploma in Patisserie
  • City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts from CTH, developed in partnership with Gordon Ramsay’s Tante Marie Culinary Academy

For 24 up-and-coming chefs this new programme will help craft their culinary dreams and turn them into a reality. Passion and hard work is all that is needed by the students who will live on the campus and attend lectures and practical classes in the beautiful surroundings of Plettenberg Bay.

Some of the characteristics that are included at the campus are a small vineyard and purpose-built practical kitchen. Within each course module students will be offered a mixture of theory, practice and workplace experience in leading establishments. Additional courses that are included are first aid, wine appreciation as well as viticulture and wine making.

If your goal is to one day become a renowned name in both the culinary and hospitality industry, then now is your chance to start to make your dreams come true. Applications for January 2104 are now being accepted. But hurry, as places are strictly limited.

For more information on course details and applications contact 0861 44 33 00 or email

Costs for 2014:

  • Year one: R 99 500*
  • Year two: R 45 000*

Tuition fee for the first year includes all learning material, ingredients, chef’s knives, pastry set, 2 sets of uniforms and first examination fees. 

* Excludes accommodation and meal costs.

Payment options:

There are a number of payment options available with discounts for early payment and extended payment options available on request.

Accommodation and meals:

Accommodation and meals are provided at an additional cost. All students are required to live on campus for the first year of study.

  • Accommodation prices vary according to the room selected. Prices range from R2 600 – R3 200 per person per month.
  • Meal cost is R 3 500 per month for 3 meals a day.

Evening and Weekend Classes:

Learn to cook fantastic meals with some of the country’s leading professional chefs during evening and weekend classes. The brand new and exclusive Christina Martin Culinary Arts Studio in PLETTENBERG BAY has opened its doors and will be holding culinary classes after hours. Starting in March, it caters for those with a busy schedule but who still want to expand their culinary skills.

Whether it is basic or advanced – there will be a course that suits you, from basic stocks to themed dinners. From courses for Domestics through to the fine art of Patisserie – there will be something for everyone.

Are you interested in learning more?

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