If you’re passionate about cooking and want to expand your expertise, our culinary school in Port Elizabeth has a suitable course for you. Capsicum Culinary Studio offers internationally accredited programmes in specialised disciplines that can turn your passion into a successful career.

Starting your culinary journey right here in the heart of the Eastern Cape, your City & Guilds qualification allows you to enter the marketplace anywhere in the world.

Professional facilities

As the largest chef school in Port Elizabeth, Capsicum leads by example and provides quality facilities for our students. This environment is developed and maintained to inspire passion and drive creativity in each of our learners and in order to do so this campus provides:

  • Hot and Cold kitchen
  • Theory lecture rooms
  • Wi-Fi access
  • On-site parking facilities

Unfortunately this campus doesn’t offer accommodation, however we can provide applicants with listing agents’ contact details who can assist you in renting a space.

Equipped to educate  

Our campuses across the country, use top-quality products, equipment and ingredients and strive to train students in a professional environment. Here, under the guidance of their lecture chefs, learners work as teams or individually whilst applying practical skills to create spectacular dishes. With Wi-Fi access throughout the campus, chefs are encouraged to share their work through images on social media.

All cooking ingredients within our simulated kitchens are fully inclusive in your Capsicum fees, in addition to:

  • A full chef uniform
  • Complete knife set
  • One year SACA membership
  • Course notes
  • Exam fees

Join Capsicum culinary school in Port Elizabeth and kick-start your journey towards becoming an internationally-recognised chef.


Find Us Here

67 Newton St
Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape
South Africa
GPS coordinates: -33.946030 | 25.560140

Contact Us

Phone: +27 41 365 2606

  • Dip. = Diploma | Cert. = Certificate

Port Elizabeth Team


  • After my studies at Capsicum I started my own business in Port Elizabeth called Guavadilla Bakery. The best advice I can give to prospective chef students, is that you must be sure it is what you want, you must be willing to put up with long hours, little sleep and a tremendous amount of pressure. In this industry you don’t always get recognition for the hard work you do. Hard work really pays off. Good luck to all those who want to go on the journey of becoming a chef.

    Jessyca Pam Oberholzer
    Combination Programme in Culinary Arts: 2014, Port Elizabeth Campus