Workshops & Events
FBI students and staff initiate and engage in a wide range of events and workshops.
Molecular Gastronomy Workshop on 2, 3-course menus by Chef Charl Crause Molecular Gastronomy is a sub-discipline of Food and it’s science that seeks to investigate the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur in cooking. Its program includes three areas, as cooking was recognized to have three components, which are social, artistic and technical. Molecular cuisine is a modern style of cooking and takes advantage of many technical innovations from the scientific disciplines. Date: 18 July 2020, Saturday 8am – 5pm. …
Workshop on Laminated Pastries & Pies Chef Vincent will be Demonstrating Lamination: “how to make your own Puff Pastry & Pie Dough”, making pasteis da nata, Classic Mille-feuille, Tart Tartin and Chicken & Mushroom Pies. Date: 25 July 2020, Saturday, Lunch included. 8am-5pm. Cost R1100
Workshop on All about Poultry Chef Charl Crause will be Demonstrating how to “debone a chicken”, teaching you classic chicken dishes like Chicken Coq au Vin, Chicken Casserole, Chicken Ballotine and Quinoa Salad. Date: 01 August 2020. Saturday from 8am-5pm. Cost R895.00
You think it’s easy, don’t ya? Well, I got news for you, kid. There ain’t nothin’ easy about this. Its long hours, kid, many of them. Hours spent on your feet, for days on end, weeks on end. You will sweat, you will ache, you will cut, you will dice you will slice, and if you can handle the heat, you won’t burn out or get chopped. There will be times when you wanna quit, kid, many of them, but this is where we sift those who can from those who merely think they do. You will go home and fall exhausted on your bed, not even botherin’ to undress, let alone shower. Only to get it up at daybreak and do it all again tomorrow. Because at the end of the day kid, you know it will be worth it. You will get up and don your stained white jacket and carry on, because at the end of the day, kid, when you walk outta here, you know you can go anywhere in the world. You will have earned yourself a coveted career, kid, one that commands respect. One that you can be proud of. Because on graduation day, kid, you button up your brand new white jacket with your name stitched proudly across the breast, and you get to look at yourself with actualisation and accomplishment, Because that day, kid, is the day you can call yourself a chef. A day you carry on a prestigious legacy, one that was started by thousands of graduates before you. Graduates that went on to work in great hotels, cruise liners, the best restaurants in the world, and even became the head chefs of their own acclaimed establishments. A day the world becomes your oyster, kid. A day you can call yourself a graduate of the FBI. And if that ain’t great kid, then I don’t know what is.
The future is yours for the takin' kid. Whatcha waitin' for?
What Our Students Say
I had a dream to be happy. To be a pastry chef and cake decorator; it is happiness in a bottle for me. Thanks to the FBI Chef School, today I drink from that bottle every day as a pastry chef at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, USA, enjoying the ride.
After graduating from the FBI as Best Pastry student, in July 2018 I received a call from a recruitment officer of the Al Rayyan Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton in Doha, Qatar to join them as a demi chef de partie. Since my graduation I’ve worked under more executive and pastry chefs and have seen more places that I ever could have hoped for.