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

 

Official George Opening

Francois Ferreira Academy opened its doors fourteen plus years ago at the Oorskotjie Building at the back of the old Butcher’s Block Restaurant. From these modest beginnings they have soared to new heights and since then they have grown from strength to strength, by...

Exciting new developments

There are some very exciting new developments at the well-known Francois Ferreira Academy, a top cookery school based in George! In April, they will be moving into their brand new state of the art premises at Mount View Resort, at 1 York Street, where students will be...

Tomatoes

The French call it pomme d’amour’ (love apple), the Italians pomodoro (golden apple), the Aztecs ‘tomatl’, but in English, it is simply tomato. Botanically, the tomato is a fruit (actually a berry), but for all practical purposes, at least in North America and Europe,...

The remotest distillery in the world

Paul Hickling is a man with a vision. When talks about building an airport on St Helena started, he decided to build a distillery. “The idea came about from a conversation with a friend, to make a drink unique to St Helena, and so ‘Tungi, the Spirit of St Helena’ was...

South African Brandy – Liquid Gold

Brandy has been made in our country for more than three and a half centuries, and today South Africa is the fifth largest producer of brandy in the world. According to the history books, the first brandy distillation took place in the Cape in 1672 when an assistant...

On the wild side – cooking with venison

Gone are the days when venison was cooked to death, smothered in vinegar or red wine and spices. Venison is very healthy as it has very little or no fat at all, and does not need to be cooked to death – steaks should not be done more than medium. READ THE FULL ARTICLE...

Our Staff

 

Academic Manager: Maynie Turnbull

Academic Manager: Maynie Turnbull has been associated with the school since 2008, amongst other as facilitator, administrator and accounting clerk. She has two degrees, respectively in Education and Librarianship, acquired from the University of Pretoria and Unisa....

Principal: Chef Francois Ferreira

He 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. He has worked in several restaurants which included beeing the executive chef at Die Werf restaurant and Talk of...

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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