Cooking Classes Johannesburg
Capsicum Culinary Studio offers a variety of cooking classes in Johannesburg where students can hone their Culinary skills in order to kickstart their career as top class Chefs.
The cooking courses in Johannesburg are internationally accredited with City & Guilds and students can enter the marketplace anywhere in the world with the qualification received from Capsicum Culinary Studio.
Capsicum Culinary Studio is not only one of the largest Chef schools in Johannesburg, but also the largest Culinary Institution in South Africa and offers a range of cooking lessons and classes to meet all individual needs.
|Campus Manager: Candice-lee Clark
Qualification: Honours Degree in Food and Consumer Sciences, currently completing her Masters in this from Durban University of Technology (DUT)
Area of Expertise: Nutrition and hot and cold dishes
How many years in the industry: 10 years
Chef Candice has been at Capsicum for 4 years
Previous career highlights: Christina Martin School of Food and Wine, Zimbali Lodge and Yachts of Sebourne
|Lecturer: Chef Fernando Vila-Cha
Qualification: 3-year in-service traineeship through Hospitality Industry Training Board (HITB)
Area of Expertise: Patisserie
How many years in the industry: 21 years
Chef Fernando has been at Capsicum for 1 year
Previous career highlights: San Lameer 5-star Golf Estate and Holiday Resort, Quarters Hotel 5-star Boutique Hotel and Moyo Restaurant
|Lecturer: Mandla Mthiyane
Qualification: City and Guilds Patisserie Diploma and Advanced Diploma
Area of Expertise: Patisserie
How many years in the industry: 5 years
Previous career highlights: Revised and re developed the menu at Hotel Du Pont (Washington DC), Prepared and developed wedding cakes for many local South African celebrities, Ran the East Gate Chocolate Festival, Worked in Patisserie and cold section of the Westcliffe Hotel
|Lecturer: Lisa Lizzio
Qualification: Pastry Diploma, Chocolatier, Art of Aspic, Sugar Art
Area of Expertise: Chocolate and Pastry
How many years in the industry: 15 years
Previous career highlights: Worked at Helberg Chocolates, Claridges London, Lizzio’s Patisserie and Chocolatier - Sicily
|Lecturer: Mark Coombe
Qualification: 9 GCSE’S (B-D), B-TEC National Diploma in Leisure and Tourism, NVQ 1 Leisure and Tourism, NVQ 2 Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality, NVQ 3 Kitchen & Larder
Area of Expertise: Hot & cold kitchen (a la carte service), food costing, menu planning, running of businesses.
How many years in the industry: 20 years
Previous career highlights: Running Chalets in the French Alps, Executive Chef of two highly successful restaurants in the UK.
|Lecturer: Karel Jacobs
Qualification: Studied at The Food and Beverage Institute – Diploma in Advanced combination cookery programme
Area of Expertise: Pastry and Hot Kitchen
How many years in the industry: 9 years
Previous career highlights: Senior Chef de Partie at The Fairmont Zimbali. Started as Sous Chef at Simbithi Country Club and went on to become the Executive Chef. Executive Chef at the Hotel Izulu.
Learn a new cooking skill or develop a new talent in the industry. Brush up on your cooking techniques or start at the very beginning in the kitchen with various cooking lessons and programmes to help you achieve your Chef qualification at Capsicum Culinary Studio.
Capsicum Culinary Studio | Johannesburg
Phone: 011 234 1896
2nd Floor, The District, 8 Kikuyu Road, Sunninghill
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2191
GPS coordinates: -26.03354 | 28.063534