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Want to be a Chef? 200% Effort. No Less.

Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine accepts only 15 students and I demand 200% effort from each person. Everyone, including myself, must be fully committed to this demanding yet fulfilling industry; and I’ve noted that the practice of spending time with us benefits both parties.

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Are Microgreens Nutritional Liquid Gold?

If you think microgreens are merely a garnish on your plate, think again. These tiny sprouts pack a powerful nutrient punch and should be included in your meals. Our diet requires an adequate amount of macro-nutrients (those needed in large amounts), micro-nutrients (those needed in smaller amounts), and of course food which contains antioxidants and phytonutrients, as these are important to keep your immune system strong.

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The Macrotrend of Microgreen Innovation

Born and raised in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, Nkululeko Mlotshwa recognised his passion for food while employed as a general worker in the hospitality industry. That was in 2011. Fast forward seven years, and today Nkululeko is living out his dream studying at the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine, thanks to a Woolworths TASTE Eat Out Bursary.

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Your journey with food begins here!

From January 14th, we are taking on our new Students for the Internationally Recognized Culinary course which offers 100% job placement upon completion. Matrics enrol now! Before the craziness of 2019 and your final year at school. The next intake of students will be January 2020. To learn more about the extensive 18-month course email Jackie now!

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The Secret Diner: "Great Chefs of the Future"

So lovely having “The Secret Diner”, thank you for your kind words. Your words about my students and “we’re in for some great chefs in the future.” These mean more to me then any award. So so appreciated.

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Anele Tembe: A Seriously Decadent Sweet Tooth

With the next Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine student intake arriving soon, I was reflecting on the #20182019 group and the progress made this year.

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Nkululeko Mlotshwa - 2017 Bursary Winner

Nkululeko Bryan Mlotshwa, the 2017 bursary winner, is an inspiration and I cannot wait to see how well he does in the industry. I thank TASTE for bringing him into my life and my school. He has made so many delicious things – from artisanal bread to cake icing, and gives his all to everything he does.

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Dreams do come true

Born and raised in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, Nkululeko Mlotshwa recognised his interest in food while employed as a general worker in the hospitality industry. That was in 2011. He gained experience in several KwaZulu-Natal restaurants, and in 2016 he relocated to Pretoria with the aim of building on the knowledge he had already gleaned.

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Zandy's Kitchen

Here you may meet Zandy Armstrong, one of this year’s aspiring chefs. Zandy grew up in North West Province.

“As a child - ‘reared’ on a farm - I have fond memories of my mom’s friend Liana whose home-cooked venison pie left a lasting impression,” Zandy recalls. “Today, this recipe still evokes happy times with our extended family sitting around the fireplace, on chilly winter days. The dish is special to me because it was a catalyst for bringing people together.”

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