Why choose Capsicum?
Internationally Accredited Programmes
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. Capsicum’s professional programmes on offer are internationally accredited (City & Guilds), allowing graduates entry into the marketplace anywhere in the world.
New Programme Offerings
Capsicum offers a new Programme in Chocolate Arts and Confectionery, a first of it’s kind in South Africa. To ensure global standards for this progamme, state-of-the-art chocolate and pastry kitchens are now available in both the Cape Town and Johannesburg Campuses. In addition, Capsicum will be launching the Foundation Award in Management Principles during 2012.
Technologically Integrated Learning Platforms
Capsicum strives to always keep abreast with the latest trends and is the first Culinary School to use technologically integrated learning platforms in order to aid learning in as many ways as possible. These learning platforms ensure that the Capsicum students stay current with global Culinary events, trends and chefs. In addition, it allows sharing of experiences between students and campuses.
All Inclusive Educational
Theory and Practical Skills
Capsicum ensures that the skills taught go beyond the classroom, with emphasis being placed on practical skills, both at the campus in simulated environments as well as in industry, thus making the transition from lecture room to first work experience, seamless.
Capsicum affords students the opportunity to pay a cash fee. However, if needed, Capsicum will support the student through a payment plan. This involves paying a deposit and subsequently making monthly payments via debit order which vary based on the chosen programme fee.
Capsicum has exclusive International Associations with DCT in Switzerland and Swan TAFE in Australia. Capsicum graduates can further their studies internationally and be placed in industry during this time.
According to the latest statistics the accommodation and food service industry represents 8.1% of the global economy. Projected to increase 18% by 2012, adding more than 1.6 million new jobs (source ehotelier.com). This means endless job opportunities for Capsicum graduates.
Capsicum has a rich history of both staff and students entering and winning prestigious competitions nationally. Some of these competitions include:
Executive Chef Alfred Henry winning the regional Unilever Chef of the Year in 2005, as well as second place at the Unilever Chef of the Year by Invitation- Only event in 2011.
Pierre Cronje won the Goldcrest Young Chef of the Year Competition during 2009.
Genghis San won the 2009 Food and Home Magazine Cooking Competition.
Zaheera Musa and Elizabeth Mair won the City & Guilds Medals for Excellence in 2010 for outstanding performance in the Diploma in Patisserie.
Shereen Clark won the Pritchitts Creams South Africa Young Chef of the Year Competition during 2011.
Jennifer Lombard won the Sime Darby Hudson & Knight Baking Masters Competition in 2011.
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- Black Forest Gateau recipe in celebration of World Baking Day May 23, 2013
- Capsicum supports World Baking Day – Easy Carrot and Walnut Muffins with Lemon Cream Cheese topping. May 22, 2013
- Capsicum supports Baking Day 19th May, White chocolate fondant pudding May 17, 2013
- Capsicum supports Baking Day 19th May, Apple and Raisin Muffins May 16, 2013
- Easy Carrot Cake Recipe by Chef Lianne Holt of the Cape Town Branch May 14, 2013
- Chocolate Arts and Confectionery Program September 14, 2011
- Welcome to Capsicum Culinary Studio September 21, 2011
- Capsicum Student Angelique Orselli is on her way up September 19, 2011
- Meet Capsicum Executive Chef Alfred Henry September 19, 2011
- Wild Mushroom and Blue Cheese Palmiers – Chef Daniella September 30, 2011