About Us


Would you like to be a chef?
Be the next Jamie Oliver?
Work overseas?


Alfresco International Academy of Food and Wine is a Chef training school, which has been operational since January 2002. Our lecturers are trained professionals with many years of experience in the real world of restaurants and commercial catering. The Principal is also a Montessori trained teacher and decided to combine her natural teaching talents with her passion for the world of food. She has traveled extensively and continues to do so in order to stay abreast with the latest trends in the food world. Visiting Chefs are invited to offer lessons throughout the year in order to impart their specialty knowledge.

The school offers various culinary courses which include:
A one-year intensive City & Guilds Culinary Diploma Course
An optional City & Guilds Food & Beverage Course (optional to full-time Culinary students)
An optional City & Guilds Pastry Diploma (optional to full-time Culinary students)
Alfresco Certificate in Introduction to Principles of French Cookery


The theoretical examinations for the International Diplomas are set and marked in London, UK. These internationally recognized courses are considered to be ideal for candidates who envisage a career in professional cookery. Our students graduate as Chef de Partie and they have excellent career prospects in the catering business. Career opportunities include: Hotels, Restaurants, Lodges, Chalet Cooking, Yacht work, Freelance work etc.

Our school is small and we maintain a personal interest in each student. A maximum of 14 students are selected. Students are selected subject to a personal interview and must show a genuine passion for cooking..

Cooking is our passion; if it is yours, contact us TODAY.