Hotel Management

Three diploma programmes make up the qualification as a Hotel Manager.

Short Courses

We take a maximum of 20 students. Therefore you are assured of individual attention and accessibility to lecturers when needed.

Principal: Chef Francois Ferreira, is often better known as South Africa’s own food evangelist with his contemporary and quirky approach to South Africa’s rich and diverse food culture.

Our Blog


National Youth Chefs Training Programme Best Workplace Award

The Views Boutique Hotel and Spa in Wilderness, not only has the most spectacular location, with panoramic views of the ocean and pristine white beaches on their doorstep, but they are also committed mentors to the Francois Ferreira Academy students that gain industry experience with them during their In-Service training, that is part of the NYCTP programme.

Women Change Agent Award of George Business Chamber

Denise Lindley-Francois Ferreira Academy: Denise is the Vice Principal and a partner at the Francois Ferreira Academy and is the driving force behind the marketing and fundraising activities that support the many initiatives that are being undertaken in support of the...

Cater Care Certificate Ceremony

Friday, 26 October 2018, marked the beginning of a career in the food and beverage industry for 10 previously disadvantaged young people, when they received a Cater Care Certificate. Students successfully completing a 3-month level 1 skills programme at the François Ferreira Academy (FFA) in George.

Study House Visit

40 learners from Study House a registered independent eco school visited us this week to explore career opportunities and subject choices as part of their Career Expo. The group was in awe as Chef Francois did a demonstration for them, which included polenta cakes,...

NYCTP National Certificate Top Achiever

Cllr Ms Iona Kritzinger George Municipality, Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe, Ms Deborah Kemp, National Certificate Top Achiever, Mr Thomas Overbeck,  General Manager of the South African Chefs Association and Ms Denise Lindley Vice Principal of...

Our Staff


Principal: Chef Francois Ferreira

François Ferreira…passion personified!  When one studies the life and achievements of this energetic personality you cannot miss the thread of passion which runs deep and vigorously through each moment he lives, works and plays. At the epicentre of it all, just one...

Vice – Principal: Denise Lindley

Food and Wine connoisseur – elegant, visionary, innovative and creative...these are all attributes that best describe Denise Lindley- a British lady with a world of experience, having worked in industrial catering in the UK, Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique and South...

Our Students


Where are they now?

The Francois Ferreira Academy is very proud of the fact  that all of our past students have found employment at various establishments within the hospitality Industry. Many of them have also ventured into opening their own businesses, B&B’s, restaurants, lodges,...

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