Cooking Classes and Chef School

Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest Chef school in Southern Africa, offering a range of Chef courses and cooking classes to meet all of your individual needs.

Whether you want to be an Executive Chef or just learn the basics of cooking; Capsicum Culinary Studio offers hands-on cooking classes taught by professional Chefs and passionate culinary professionals who are qualified in their respective fields and have extensive industry experience they can draw from to share with our students.

Capsicum Culinary Studio will help you explore various cooking techniques and improve your cooking skills with world-class cooking instruction from our well trained Chefs. The training received from Capsicum Culinary Studio will ultimately equip you with the essential skills and confidence to build a successful career as a professional Chef in the culinary industry anywhere in the world. 

Our culinary school offers a variety of programmes, including pastry courses, chocolate courses, as well as many other study opportunities. We cater to a variety of individuals with diverse skill sets and provide the necessary facilities to create interactive and engaging cooking lessons.

All our Chef courses, pastry classes and cooking courses are accredited internationally by City & Guilds, giving graduates the opportunity to spread their wings and enter this diverse industry at any institution in the world, knowing that they have the best training.

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Durban Students Shine

Durban students shine at the Distell and SACA Young Chefs Competition Future Chef talent was nurtured by The South African Chefs Association Young Chefs Club of KwaZulu-Natal, when chefs under the age of 25 competed to win a Brandy Infusions competition at the Durban Country Club on 26 June 2014. The Young Chefs Club (YCC) is a sub-committee of The South African Chefs Association (SACA) committee and is aimed at all those chefs aged 25 years or younger. Distell approached the SACA YCC to host a Brandy Infused Competition. All students who…

Chef studies made easy

Capsicum Culinary Studio now offers a programme developed for busy prospective Chefs. After completion of the programme, students will write an International City & Guilds Examination. The Modular Programme will be launched at the Capsicum Culinary Studio, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth campuses. This programme allows prospective Chefs to study at their own pace. How does it work? Enrol and pay for one module at a time Tuition sessions are available for practical, theory / administration Students to attend practical classes at the campuses on…

Qualified Chefs in high demand

Qualified Chefs in high demand With an increasing amount of school leavers qualifying for university studies, and limited space available at tertiary education institutions, there are tens of thousands of university hopefuls that will not be accepted. There are however still study opportunities available for young people in South Africa. Do you have a strong passion for food and can see yourself in a culinary career where you can live your passion and let your creativity shine every day? If yes, look no further than the leading Chef Education…

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