At Capsicum Culinary Studio, we pride ourselves in offering high-quality education for the hospitality industry. We offer students a culinary experience through education that equips them to enter the workplace anywhere in the world. Our comprehensive culinary courses, are supported by our team of highly qualified professionals are committed to ensure that learners graduate as well-rounded chefs, who are ready for the industry.

If you’re trying to decide which culinary school to start your own journey, here are the 10 reasons why you should choose Capsicum:

  1. Internationally accredited programmes

The professional courses that Capsicum Culinary Studio offers are accredited by City & Guilds UK. This means that, applicants can educate themselves in order to gain entry into the hospitality marketplace, from anywhere in the world.

  1. National footprint

Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest of its’ kind in South Africa with a national footprint that makes chef education accessible to all.  In saying so, our culinary campuses are located in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Boksburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

  1. Graduate success

Capsicum alumni are working globally in a variety of top hospitality establishments. They venture into roles that range from executive and pastry chefs to food developers, managers and stylists and even start their own businesses.

  1. Globally experienced staff

Our lecturers boast years of experience in the hospitality industry and have a remarkable track record in their culinary repertoire. They range from pastry experts to former head chefs and their knowledge and industry backgrounds prove invaluable to each student.

  1. Teaching facilities

Our purpose-built chef teaching facilities allow students to practice their skills and apply knowledge to prepare them for the industry.  Additionally, we pride ourselves on the high standard of hygiene in our kitchens, as well as the quality of our equipment.

  1. Industry placement

Students have the opportunity to undertake industry placements during their studies, allowing them to experience the excitement of a professional kitchen first-hand.

  1. New experiences

Being a student at Capsicum means gaining insight into the lifestyle of the food industry as a whole. In addition to regular course work we also expose our students to other facets of the industry such as food styling, nutrition and sustainable gardens, to name but a few.

  1. Pass rate

Through the high quality of our teaching and dedication of our students, we’re proud of achieving and maintaining a phenomenal pass rate of over 95%.

  1. Further your studies abroad

Capsicum Culinary Studio boasts an exclusive international association with the Swiss Education Group (SEG), allowing students to further their studies and complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Switzerland.

  1. All-inclusive fees

When you pay for your Capsicum Culinary Studio course, you’ll receive everything you need, such as uniforms, chef knife set and your ingredients for practical sessions. Your examination fees are also included in your studies and SACA membership is covered for the year.


If you’re looking for a passionate, internationally accredited chef school that has experienced lectures acting as your leaders, turn to Capsicum Culinary Studio.

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