Do you have a passion for cooking, wanting to pursue a career as a Chef? Why don’t you come and sit in on normal day lectures, this may be theory-based or practical depending on what day is available to you.
I have been astonished – and thrilled - by the number of chefs and restaurateurs who have recommended Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine to potential students. It’s heartwarming to know the recognition we are receiving. Up next is Trizanne Kodi, sent by Ryan Ringo a good friend of the hospitality industry.
Brynn Enslin attended our first Teens Cooking Class early last year. The next one is on July 1 and 2, 2017. It will showcase winter food - think rich and melt-in-your-mouth oxtail in risotto. Brynn left the course seeming very enthusiastic and keen to enroll for the 18-month programme. I didn’t push him and he contacted me late last year. I admit to wondering why he’d taken so long!
Soon after our first intake of students graduated, I met Pinetown resident, Andiswa Mqedlana. She told me her introduction to the school was through a career expo at Kearsney College, back in 2014. The following year she was successful in her interview for the 2017 18-month course.
Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine has been selected as one of three South African cookery institutions to which an aspiring chef could win a 2018 Woolworths TASTE & Eat Out Culinary Bursary. Entries close on July 31, 2017.
Jordin Shelly, of Hillcrest, was a learner at Epworth School and, during 2016, we kept ‘bumping into’ one another. It was as though Life knew she was coming to Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine before she knew.
With no immediate plan, apart from having “fun with my son, Thomas and contemplating the contents of my next adventures”, executive chef Margot Janse, Africa’s only female Grand Chef and the genius behind The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek, has resigned after 21 years.
Kelsey Holmes is from just around the corner - Howick. It pleases me to see the quieter students grow in confidence around food building.
I met Jonathan Kapp, of Johannesburg, by chance. He accompanied his girlfriend for an interview to enroll at the school, and he so enjoyed what he saw that soon after he sent an application.
Connor Benn, from Kloof in KwaZulu-Natal, was the first male student to join the school. His friendly smile and enthusiasm for food are enchanting.