City of Guilds ~ Food Safety in Catering

  • Prior Experience Needed:                   None
  • Minimum Age:                                     16 Years Old
  • Duration:                                              2 days
  • Number of Students:                            Minimum 2 / Maximum 10

Who is this course for?

Those planning on working as interior crew on Super Yachts where they will be required to prepare and serve food.  Under British Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), all Ships Cooks, catering staff, and others processing food in the galley are required to be suitably qualified in Food Hygiene or Food Safety in Catering (in other words all Steward/esses and Chefs).

This qualification, with City of Guilds as the examining body, meets the prescribed requirements.  City and Guilds Level 2 Food Safety is listed in MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) MIN479.

This is not a maritime course per se, but a course for food handlers, which of course includes yacht Steward/esses and Chefs


  • Importance of Food Safety
  • Types of Food Hazards
  • Food Poisoning – causes and prevention
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Cleaning, Disinfection and Waste Management
  • Pest Control
  • Food Safety Legislation – South African as well as British


Course Dates

The course is presented throughout the year. Please contact us for course dates.


Accommodation is not include in the course price.


Should you choose to do your course in Langebaan, you can make a booking with our office for our crew house at a rate of R200.00 per night per person.  Arrangements to be done prior to arrival

Cape Town

We have selected a couple of upmarket backpacker for out clients to choose from +- R220.00/day.  Please enquire should you need the details.

What you need to bring along

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Closed shoes
  • Ladies – hair to be neat and tied back


National and some international flights land at Cape Town International Airport. The airport is approximately an hour’s drive from our office in Langebaan.

Car rentals from airport/Cape Town

There are drop-off points for the following rental car companies in Langebaan:


  • Telephone/Fax number: +27 (0)22 772 2807


  • Telephone/Fax number: +27 (0)22 772 1006

Cape Town

 Ashanti to – Paarden Eiland (STCW) is easiest with the MyCiti bus.  Schedule can be found on it takes approximately 1 hour to get to Paarden Eiland from Ashanti Backpackers.

How does it work?  You buy a MyCiti bus card for R50.00 from Ashanti.  You then need to load travel time onto the card and this amounts to +- R150.00. 

Arrival Arrangements


The course starts promptly at 8:00am.  Should you be late you will not be allowed to enter the course for the day.  It is then your responsibility to arrange with the Academy an alternative date.  This date should not interfere with any training schedule of Atlantic Yachting’s.

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