Professional Course Info

“The Food Education”

The recipe: a broad based culinary education equipping graduates with the classic skills required in the international, world class kitchen. After 46 years- Silwood’s recipe is flop proof.

Silwood was started in 1964 and has remained a small family-run business, boasting student achievements unmatched by any other school in the country. Our graduates are sort-after worldwide.

The full Silwood qualification is made up of 3 courses: a certificate, diploma and grande diploma. Silwood also offers a 1 year part-time patisserie diploma.

Certificate Course -year 1
Diploma Course – year 2
Grande Diploma Course – year 3
Certificate in Patisserie – 1 year part-time

Silwood Grande Diplome graduates are eligible to apply for entrance into the University of Cape Towns’ postgraduate diploma in entrepreneurship (management), offered by the Department of Commerce.  see details