Pro Weekend Chef Training Program
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Pro Weekend Chef Training Program


16,800 AED

(VAT inclusive)

Pro Weekend Chef Training Program

16,800 AED

(VAT inclusive)

Sat, 10 Feb 2024 9:00AM + 16 dates
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Dubai - Jumeirah Lakes Towers - JLT
Intermediate & Advanced
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to course start with full refund
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SCAFA's Pro Weekend program continues for 17 weekends and offers students an opportunity to acquire professional level training and qualifications. It is the perfect solution for those students wanting to qualify as a chef but who are unable to commit to full time education normally associated with professional culinary programs.

We achieve this by providing the student a double-class instructor led teaching program that takes place for 17 consecutive Saturdays, which is a day suitable for most working people. This is the equivalent of 34 full time classes and the students will receive 130 hours of guided learning.

These 17 classes culminate into a City & Guilds (UK) level 2 diploma in professional cookery leaving successful candidates trained and qualified to commence their careers as professional chefs.

Program Outline:

The program runs in 2 classes on Saturday with 1 hour break in between and it covers the following:

  • Week 1
    • Class 1: Mayonnaise, Vinaigrette, Cob salad, Caesar salad, Olivier salad
    • Class 2: Garden salad, Gribiche sauce, Niçoise salad, Waldorf salad
  • Week 2
    • Class 1: Chicken stock, brown beef stock, fish stock, veg stock
    • Class 2: Fish velouté, potage Parisienne, tomato soup, French onion soup
  • Week 3
    • Class 1: Stuffed tomato, ratatouille, eggplant terrine, mushroom ragout
    • Class 2: Quiche, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, hollandaise
  • Week 4
    • Class 1: Green lentils, quinoa, mushroom risotto, rice fritters
    • Class 2: Gnocchi + bechamel, grilled polenta, pomme Darphin, gratin dauphinois
  • Week 5
    • Class 1: Stuffed chicken, breaded chicken, chicken ballotine
    • Class 2: Roasted chicken, duck magret & gastrique, chicken liver pate
  • Week 6
    • Class 1: Fish papillote, tuna cakes, fish rolls
    • Class 2: Garlic chili prawn, stuffed squid, fish & chips
  • Week 8
    • Class 1: Ciabatta, French bread, focaccia, pizza
    • Class 2: Genoise, chocolate ganache pate a crumble, apple crumble, buttercream
  • Week 9
    • Class 1: Fruit mousse, poached pear, berries Napoleon
    • Class 2: Pate brisee/lemon tart, lemon curd, pastry cream/French meringue
  • Week 10
    • Class 1: Panna cotta, macaroon, fillings
    • Class 2: creme brulee, creme caramel, cheesecake
  • Week 11
    • Class 1: Molten lava cake, truffles, chocolate mousse, assembly
    • Class 2: Chocolate tempering, bonbon, stuffing, choux pastry
  • Week 12
    • Class 1: Puff pastry, rolling, proofing, shaping
    • Class 2: Croissant, pain au chocolat, tarte tatin, vol au vent
  • Week 13
    • France: Coq au vin, prawn fricassee, pomme aligot, crepe suzette
    • Italy: Zucchini carpaccio, pasta making, ravioli/ lasagna, tiramisu
  • Week 14
    • Latin America: Ceviche, papas a la hauncaina, picante de gallina, torta 3 leches
    • Mexico: Chicken alambre, tinga poblana, tortillas, guacamole/ salsa
  • Week 15
    • Spain: Paella, trinxat, patatas bravas, crema catalana
    • Middle East: Fattoush & Tabbouleh, hummus, muhammara, pita bread, chicken fatteh
  • Week 16
    • Thailand: Curry paste, eggplant yellow curry, chicken green curry, lamb rendang
    • Thailand: Thai basil chicken, pad thai, yam som o, tom kha kai
  • Week 17
    • Japan: Beef tataki, sushi rolls
    • India/Pakistan: Daal makhani, butter chicken, biryani, seekh kabab

Important: If a customer cancels a class less than 24 hours before it's supposed to start and wants to reschedule, an AED 150 fee has to be paid for ingredients.

Skill Level:

Intermediate & Advanced


All materials will be provided

Cancellation Policy:

48 hours prior to course start with full refund

Age Requirements:

18 and older

Additional Info:

  • City & Guilds (UK) Level 2 Diploma in professional cookery


Unit 16, Promenade Level, Cluster I
Jumeirah Lakes Towers - JLT

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This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions below:
10 FEB
9:00AM - 4:00PM
17 FEB
9:00AM - 4:00PM
24 FEB
9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 4:00PM
16 MAR
9:00AM - 4:00PM
23 MAR
9:00AM - 4:00PM
30 MAR
9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 4:00PM
13 APR
9:00AM - 4:00PM
20 APR
9:00AM - 4:00PM
27 APR
9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 4:00PM
11 MAY
9:00AM - 4:00PM
18 MAY
9:00AM - 4:00PM
25 MAY
9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 4:00PM
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Anju Wilson
Sun, 5 Nov 2023, 2:09PM
"Great chef"
Anton Gavrilov
Fri, 22 Sep 2023, 1:20PM
"Great instructor and details "
Sara Sfeir
Tue, 13 Jun 2023, 8:21PM
Review on the class: Fundamentals of Cuisine - Italy
"The instructor was the best, I went alone and had so much fun. It is a long class and the chef made sure to keep every minute entertaining. I also did not expect to love what we made, since I am a very picky eater. I had my family taste our dishes and they loved it. Would definitly recommend and for sure would go again."
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