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…

Salutations from Salt River

Salutations from Salt River Capsicum Culinary Studio, Cape Town campus moved to new premises. We are now situated in the iconic Rex Trueform Building in Salt River. To celebrate the move, we hosted a grand opening combined with an extraordinary salt experience. The guest list included Chefs from Industry, Industry partners, Suppliers, Sponsors and Partners. The students and lecturers from the Cape Town campus wowed guests with amazing canapés - Chicken Avocado and Radish with Smoked Salt; Cured Salmon with Oyster Mayo, Beef Carpaccio with…

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…

Capsicum Culinary Studio's Cape Town campus hosted an interschools cooking competition

On Thursday 10 October 2013, Capsicum Culinary Studio hosted a Grade 12 Cooking Competition for learners that have the passion and energy for cooking. The schools that took part in the Capsicum cook-off were Plumstead High School, Rhodes High School, Pinelands High School, Sans Souci Girls High School, Spine Road High School, South Peninsula High School, The Settlers High School and Heathfield High School. There were two aspiring young chefs in each team and they were tasked with preparing a starter and a main meal using Beef Sirloin and…

Why Capsicum Culinary Studio

Welcome to Capsicum Culinary Studio, where we make all Culinary dreams come true. We’re delighted that you are considering starting your career in this industry by studying with us. Whether you’re fresh out of school or if you want to make that career change, Capsicum Culinary Studio will give you all the necessary tools to make a great success of your Culinary or Chef career. What makes Capsicum Culinary Studio different? National FootprintCapsicum Culinary Studio has a national footprint with 6 Campuses which are strategically located in…

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