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 Advanced Cooking Techniques Course, previous experience is needed in the kitchen. Before enrolling, the applicant will go through an assessment with our team, in order to verify the student’s suitability.
How do I book?
Tel: +44 -0- 208 087 2501
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 will 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 student 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 the 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 30 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. This will not include the 10% deposit as this 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.