Accreditation, Association and Recognition


City & Guilds of London(C&G) - Centre Number: 848343

City and GuildsCity & Guilds provides qualifications and certifications directly linked to workplace skills, as compared to pure academic degrees which certify knowledge but not competence on the job. This approach to learning and certification has made the name of City & Guilds synonymous with practical excellence in 22 occupational sectors, and 120 countries worldwide and has earned it worldwide recognition as a developer of competent and qualified workers, bench marked against the best in the world. It awards over a million certificates every year in over 500 different vocational trades. Their qualifications are valued by employers because they’re developed in conjunction with key industry bodies – so they’re always relevant and up to date.  (Data source: SACA)

Culture, arts, tourism, hospitality and sports sector education and training authority (CATHSSETA)

CathssetaCATHSSETA's main function is to contribute to the raising of skills - of those already employed, or wanting to be employed - by ensuring that people learn skills that are needed by employers and communities. Theta ensures that training is to agreed standards, within a national framework wherever possible. It is no good if someone is trained in one province if their qualifications are not recognised in another. They also ensure that all training is subject to quality control and compared to the best international standards.  (Data source: SACA)






Umalusi Council sets and monitors standards for general and further education and training in South Africa in accordance with the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Act,  Act 58 of 2001.

Department of Education (DOE)

DHETOur vision is of a South Africa in which we have a differentiated and fully inclusive post-school system that allows all South Africans to access relevant post school education and training, in order to fulfill the economic and social goals of participation in an inclusive economy and society.



World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)

WACSAs part of our continuing development and commitment to global culinary education and training we are pleased to announce the World Association of Chefs Societies Recognition of Quality Culinary Education Award. This program seeks to recognize companies, associations or institution's which offer culinary and pastry art programs of various design and size which meet or exceed quality culinary education standards which have been established by the WACS Education Committee. Recognized companies, associations and institutions share in the future development of WACS global standards as the list of recognized programs continues to expand around the world.


SA Chefs Training & Innovation Academy is only the second training facility in South Africa to receive this accreditation!

South African Chefs Association (SACA) – Training Provider: Member number 18417

SACAThe South African Chefs Association is a non-profit industry organisation that has been representing chefs, cooks and caterers at all levels for the past 35 years.  Its core purpose is to set and maintain the highest level of culinary excellence, food standards and professionalism throughout South Africa. SACA plays an integral role in the training and continuous improvement of standards in the hospitality industry. With the predicted growth in tourism, this role is becoming more and more important and through the SACA Seal of Approval, recognised standards for the industry are being set. (Data source:  SACA)


Association of Private Providers of Education, Training & Development (APPETD) – Member number: 1847

APPETDEstablished in 1997, APPETD is the national body representing the interests of private providers of ETD in South Africa. It has come to be recognised as an ethical body that works toward establishing and maintaining the highest standards of education and training throughout the industry.




Since 1949, Fedhasa has been representing a South African Industry on a local, provincial, national and global level to protect the interest of all stakeholders of the industry, thereby enabling members to achieve their objectives.  Fedhasa seeks to grow an inclusive hospitality industry by providing a unified voice to enhance and promote the development and growth of a sustainable South African Hospitality Training Environment.