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: 0203 857 4790
Complete our web enquiry form by clicking here: contact us
When do I need to pay?
To secure a place on one of our courses, You will need to pay a 10% deposit, this is non- refundable and will be deducted from the final balance. 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?
We are a private Cooking School and cannot offer financial aid.
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 can customise courses to suit the times and needs of each student. If you would like to discuss further, please contact a member of the team and they will assist you accordingly.
Is there a job placement programme for students?
Yes, we have a 100% employment success 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 an EU citizen, you need to apply for a short term study Visa to enrol for a course.
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 start 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. minus the 10% 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.