Food Technology

Food Technology, or Food Tech for short, is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging and distribution of food.  This is used to ensure that a safe, nutritious and wholesome food is made available to the consumer. 

altFood Technologists study the physical, microbiological, and chemical composition of food. Depending on their area of specialization, Food Technologists may then use this knowledge to, develop ways to process, preserve, package and store food, safely (Food Product Development), according to industry and government specifications and regulations. 

The Food Technology Department staff compliment is highly qualified and do not only teach at the National Diploma and B. Tech. levels, but are all involved in research projects with B. Tech. and M. Tech. students.

Our Vision

To be at the heart of Food Technology Education and Innovation in Africa.

Our Mission

To create and sustain an empowering environment for developing technologically skilled and socially responsive graduates, using innovative teaching, research and a work integrated learning approach; fostering active partnerships with industry and community in order to be a centre of excellence for the training of Food Technologists.

Vitual Tour of the Food Technology Building

Contact us

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Food Technology
PO Box 1906
Bellville
7535

Tel:  +27 21 959 6236 (Carmen Booyse)
Fax:  +27 21 959 6095
Email:  booysec@cput.ac.za