Professional Cookery Prospectus


Partnering with HTA School of Culinary Art, Hilton Worldwide MEA introduced a Chefs’ Apprenticeship Training Programme in 2013, designed to create the next generation of professional culinary experts across its growing MEA hotel portfolio.

About the E-learning professional Chef apprentice course:

The three-year Apprenticeship-based Diploma in Professional Cookery and Culinary Art presented by HTA is supported and certified by City & Guilds, one of the most recognised global accreditors and awarding bodies for Vocational Qualifications.

The initiative delivers a total of 33 modules over three years and combines theory and practical learning and importantly makes tutoring available so that students can earn while they learn. HTA School of Culinary Art is responsible for the theoretical assessment of the programme content, as well as guiding the In-house Chef Facilitator in the gathering of evidence of competence. City & Guilds will officiate the final exams and award Qualifications at the end of the three year programme.

Entry requirement:

The HTA Curriculum is presented in English and as such English literacy and basic numeracy skills is an essential requirement for the successful completion of this programme.
The Diploma programme may be completed with the utilisation of the E-Learning Portal and is available for Students’ to join at any time during the year.

How this course works:

Educational Provider: HTA School of Culinary Art
Established in 1995, HTA School of Culinary Art was formed to assist South Africa’s fastest growing industry Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, with the skilling and development of Chefs. Today HTA, through a range of training interventions, skills and certifies approximately 800 cooks, chefs and caterers per annum. HTA’s training interventions include the training of persons both employed and those wishing to enter our industry. For further information please download the prospectus hereunder.
  • Student e-learning prospectus .docx
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed