At Capsicum, we’re committed to giving you the most enjoyable culinary journey possible, as you learn from some of the best in the business. Regardless of whether you’re studying online or at one of our campuses, we ensure that you receive all the guidance you need in an excellent and inspiring environment.
Provide. Educate. Graduate
We’re proud to be one of the largest culinary schools in South Africa, but despite our size, we continue to offer individual contact for our students. We encourage teamwork and under the guidance from lecturers, you have ample opportunity to bond and learn from your fellow classmates.
In order to accommodate the growing number of aspiring chefs, we have six campuses located around the country; each offering:
- Theory lecture rooms
- Training kitchens
- Wi-Fi access
- Accessible parking facilities
- Close proximity to public transport
Additionally, our training kitchens are where the magic happens. It’s here, under the guidance of the chef educators, that the students are able to hone their talents and learn from culinary professionals. To ensure a top-quality cooking experience, we offer fresh ingredients and industry-leading equipment.
Communication is key
Each campus also has an elected Student Representative Council (SRC) that functions on behalf of students. They communicate ideas and make suggestions to staff that are aimed to improve the Capsicum experience.
Online learners have access to a series of video tutorials, in addition to dedicated email correspondence support.
In the spotlight
As each student is automatically registered with the South African Chefs Association (SACA), the doors to regional and national competitions, events and conferences are always open. In fact, we encourage learners to participate in these, because:
- They are excellent learning environments
- It provides valuable networking opportunities
- They offer phenomenal insight into the industry
Capsicum students are exposed to local and national food and hospitality events. A highlight on the academic calendar is undoubtedly the High Tea and Chef’s Table events held throughout the country. They are especially arranged to showcase our student’s skills.