Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

Age Requirement: Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age to enrol in courses.

Level of English Language: If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate an intermediate English language level.

Is previous culinary experience necessary?
To apply to the Michelin Star Course and the Intermediate and Advanced Levels of the Professional Patisserie courses, previous experience is needed in kitchen. Before enrolling, the applicant will take part in a trial shift in our development kitchen under the chef trainer's supervision in order to verify the student’s suitability.

How do I book?
Tel: 020 3290 7201
Complete our web enquiry form by clicking here: contact us
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When do I need to pay?
To book your place in the course, a non-refundable £500 deposit needs to be paid at the time of booking. The full balance of the course must be paid at least eight weeks before the course start date.

How can I pay?
We accept payment made by cash, bank transfer, cheque, major credit and debit cards.
* Debit and credit cards can only be used to pay the deposit.

Do you offer financial aid?
For financial aid, please contact our Accounting Department: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can I contact my Job Centre for financial aid?
Yes. We will provide all the course information you need and you can contact your Job centre Adviser who will study each case individually and decide if the student is eligible.

I work full time, can I attend the course during evenings or weekends?

Yes, we do customised courses to suit the times and needs of each person. To do this, make an appointment with a member of our team and explain your situation.

Is there a job placement programme for students?
Yes, we have a 100% employment rate.

Does your school offer student accommodation?
Chef Academy London collaborates with a reputable Real Estate Agency that finds accommodation for our students. If you need accommodation, inform a member of the team when you book your course and they will provide the agency’s contact details.

I am an international student, do I need a student visa?
If you are not from the EU, you will require a student visa to enrol in any courses. 

If any of the information that you provide us with for your Visa application is false we will withdraw the application and you will not be refunded any of the fees.

What is your Cancellations and Refunds Policy?
Please refer to Terms and Conditions page for details.

Can I change the starting date if I can’t attend the course?
It is possible to change your booking with 28 working days notice. Chef Academy will change your starting date if there are still places available for the future course you wish to do. If there are no places available, you will be entitled to a full refund of course fees paid, less the £500 deposit which is non-refundable.

Fees will not be refunded for changes made less than 28 working days before the course starting date.

I am allergic to certain foods, is that a problem to enrol to the course?
Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Chef Academy will be happy to customise your course, however it must be discussed before you enrol.

Chef Academy - London

Chef Academy London was founded in 2007 and since then has lead the way for professional training for head chefs, pastry chefs and restaurant managers. Book an appointment with one of our expert advisors for more information.

Contact Us

Chef Academy London

Registered Office: 17 Hanover Square, Mayfair - London - W1S 1BN

Phone: +44 (0) 203 857 4790

Email: info@chefacademyoflondon.com