Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal: Capsicum Culinary Studio has officially opened their new campus in the trendy Granada Square at a launch function on the 8th of October 2015. This new premises will ensure that aspiring chefs in Kwa-Zulu Natal can access internationally endorsed City & Guilds culinary qualifications from South Africa’s largest culinary school.
Sugar or Spice and all things Nice set the scene for various culinary demonstrations from Chef Craig Elliott from Unilever, Chef Deon Roets Academic Manager from Capsicum Culinary Studio and lecturers from the Durban campus. Guests included, sponsors, suppliers, partners and friends of Capsicum, as well as teachers from schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal and chefs from the industry.
Capsicum Culinary Studio first opened the Durban campus in 2008 and has since enrolled over 1200 students. Our graduates continue to achieve on all levels in the industry and we have many success stories of students living their dream through Capsicum in various top establishments.
A highlight of some of the achievements from this campus during 2015 includes current students Michaela Smith who won the South African Avocado Growers Association (SAAGA) Chef Challenge Competition and Luvuyo Mtoba who won the McCain Tribute to Good Taste Junior Chef Competition.
Campus Manager, Annette Tait says that the success and achievements of these students amongst others, shows the commitment of all Durban staff towards the professional development of Capsicum’s students. She continues to say that from the moment you walk through the door, you experience what makes this campus so unique.