What does OCS stand for?
OCS - Olivier Culinary School.
Where is the school located?
We are located at 65 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, La Louise, Quatre Bornes + a google map
TO CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS, please click HERE.
Are we regulated?
We are regulated by the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA).
What kind of culinary training does OCS offer?
Cookery and Pastry Course Beginners | 3 months
Cookery and Pastry Course Advanced | 3 months
Cookery Course | 3 months
Pastry Course | 3 months
Workshop | 1 day
Spéciales Vacances for Students during School Holidays | 2 weeks
When does the class run?
Monday to Sunday
8:30 am onwards until all assigned dishes and tasks are completed.
Do you have a Facebook page and a web site?
Is Private training classes also available?
Yes, usually held on Saturdays and Sundays.
How much cooking experience do I need to have to attend?
However, we recommend learning at least twice per week after classes to be better prepared as a culinary specialist. After a few weeks of cooking, you will be very familiar with the use of cooking utensils, knives, ingredients, etc.
What is the procedure for registration?
Pick your start date.
Advise us by email/Check us on Facebook/Call us.
Once confirmed, a deposit is necessary to hold your seat for that start date.
Once your deposit is paid, we will provide a Letter of Acceptance.
When do courses start?
Courses start every three (3) months all-round the year.
Course details - Where do I find out about each of the courses?
Throughout our website, you can find the course contents listed under each course description.
Does OCS offer professional pastry and baking training?
We offer from 1 to 12 weeks of training in pastry, cakes and decorations, chocolates, and bakery.
How many weeks of professional training do you offer?
We offer 24 weeks of intensive all-inclusive professional Pastry and Cooking, with emphasis on authenticity, professional presentation, and dish mastery, covering 5 to 6 professional dishes per week.
How is training conducted?
First, the chef instructor will demonstrate each dish to you so that you take notes on the recipes provided.
Secondly, you prep your ingredients and prepare each dish based on recipes and methods demonstrated.
Thirdly, your instructor will help guide you with constructive input, tasting what you prepare, making suggestions for improvement, and checking for proper presentation.
Are handouts in English?
All handouts given to our students are in English.
Are classes conducted in English?
Classes are conducted in English (and a blend of language).
Who will be teaching me?
To see our chef instructors, please check our website.
How do I pay the deposit?
We will give you a payment link that will accept all major credit cards or you can make payment via bank wire transfer/Juice.
How do I pay the remaining balance?
The unpaid balance (not already paid by credit card or bank wire transfer) is due the first day of the class paid in advance each month either by cash/cheque and/or bank transfer.
What is the class size?
Maximum of 15 in a class.
What am I provided with?
Ingredients/Supplies and Utensils (knives, apron, chef hat, badge etc)/Handouts in English/All that you cook/Certificate at completion of the course/Wi-Fi facilities/Refreshments.
What about halal products?
We are Halal Certified.
What about vegan, vegetarian?
All are available upon request, and we offer.
How is the chef training classrooms setup?
All equipment is new and all instruction, prepping, and cooking is done in the training environment. We will be shortly into a much larger facility. Each chef training station will have triple gas burners, granite counters, and sinks.
Graduation – where and when is this held?
Graduation ceremonies are a special part of studying with OCS. We love to celebrate your achievements with you and your loved ones. Check out the photos on the website. Graduations are held at OCS. Graduations are usually held after the completion of the course.
Individual Attention – If I train with you, am I just going to be a number?
If you listen to the testimonies in the different schools, you will find that students feel that they are an individual when they train with us. They say that the support from their Trainers and the office staff has been really good. You will have personal contact with your Trainers and support staff, so know you are not just a number to us but rather a real person. We are here to help you achieve your goals.