Bowing to public demand sees us adding a new dimension to Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine that gives anyone with culinary interests the opportunity to be a part of a like-minded group.
It’s true what they say about small packages – they’re explosive. Renowned chef Jackie Cameron’s new School of Food and Wine in KZN has burst onto the scene with a bang, giving students fire in their bellies and expert training in the hospitality industry. - Taste Magazine
Here are answers to questions put to first-year students Kate Cousins, Cara Conway and Carla Schulze which may help aspiring chefs decide whether - or not - they would fit into the culinary industry.
When visiting The Hilton Arts Festival last year, I spotted a gap for fine-dining food and I knew Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine had to participate in the 2015 event. I was overwhelmed with the encouragement we received from patrons of the festival and from other stand holders. Now that I have a better idea regarding requirements, I look forward to September 2016.
The course here is unique – there is no other curriculum like it in the country. Two of the many examples of this include a First Aid Level 2 course compared with the Level 1 offered by other schools; as well as an internationally-recognised wine course compared with the local accreditation from other schools. We pride ourselves in being a step ahead of the rest.
I’m always fascinated when one occasion leads to another and something special evolves. Let's talk nougat.
Family meals come first on the cooking curriculum. These are meals that the students prepare for the team. We have a roster and each student, in turn, works from 06h00 until 08h00 on the meal of the day. These ‘family meals’ prepare the students for the intense cooking days that have yet to come.