The Cape Town Superyacht Culinary Academy is a training centre for Superyacht Galley Chefs. 


The Waterfront is the hub of all thinigs yachting and the primary destination for Superyachts and all sailing vessels. The city was recently acknowledged with the following accolades:

  1. Design Centre of the world
  2. Number one tourist destination 2018 – Conde Naste
  3. Voted a top food destination in the world

Our Superyacht Training Centre located in the Waterfront is the hub where all training takes place and allows students to interact direCtly with people directly involved in the yachting industry. 


Located in the suburb of Hout Bay, one of the three leisure yachting harbours of South Africa, the training centre is ideally situated to gain the best experience and make this charismatic neighbourhood the perfect place to stay whilst visiting Cape Town.

The Superyacht Culinary Academy offers the hands-on interactive courses designed to provide any trainee with the skills and expertise to become a professional aboard luxury yachts. We not only provide professional culinary training but also offer Steward/ess and Crew courses as complete course packages.


Our comprehensive training is recommended for those who are seriously committed to the idea of joining the nautical industry or yacht crew that require additional skills to improve their career prospects. Our courses provides a truly hands-on and realistic interactive learning environment to prepare students for any situation.

Superyacht Culinary Course
Superyacht Culinary Course
Stewardess Training
Deckhand Training
STCW Basic Training
STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)
MCA Food Hygiene Level 2 Certificate
Powerboat Level 2
PWC Jetski


All training classes are interactive and provide insights into the world of culinary arts aboard superyachts. Classes are no larger than 12 people at a time which keeps them intimate and personal. All classes are taught by professionals that are still directly involved in the business and are willing to share their experiences and culinary secrets with you. Prepare yourself to discover new cooking techniques, fresh ideas, brilliant plating tips and test the boundaries of culinary norms.

Our training occurs throughout the year.  Many crew members take the opportunity to refresh their skills or upgrade to a new skill level during the transition period between the Mediterranean Season (April-September) and the US season (October – March). Each venue offers different training schedules.  Please enquire about the scheduled course dates and venues when booking.

Let your journey begin.


Accommodation is available at the Superyacht Training Centre.

Cost of accommodation provided on application.


Superyacht Training Centre, V&A Waterfront

Hout Bay Hospitality Centre, Hout Bay