Capsicum Culinary Studio

Capsicum Culinary Studio

Welcome to Capsicum Culinary Studio, South Africa’s leading professional Chef Education and Training Institution.

Capsicum Culinary Studio is Southern Africa’s leading professional chef education and training institution. Capsicum’s professional programmes on offer are internationally approved by City & Guilds (UK) allowing graduates entry into the marketplace anywhere in the world. Capsicum campuses are strategically located in major centres nationally, these include: Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Sunninghill, Pretoria and Boksburg.

Our courses on offer cover the entire spectrum – from cooking to pastry and a combination of the two disciplines taken either as a Certificate or Diploma on a full or part-time basis.


Advanced Culinary Arts

This course is for the future leaders of the Culinary Industry. It covers all major theoretical, practical and workplace components of kitchen operations, culinary practice and patisserie skill elements. Effective leadership, self development and communication form integral parts of the programme, alongside sustainability and effective management modules. 

Requirements: Grade 10 | Maths Literacy | 18 years of age

Professional Chef Programme

The course covers all major theoretical, practical and workplace components of kitchen operations and culinary practice. Including soft skill focuses such as kitchen supervision, self development and communication. Equipping learners to enter the workforce confidently upon completion. 

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Entry Requirement: NQF 2 | Grade 10 | 18 years of age

Professional Patisserie Programme

This course is for the learner that identifies with meticulous detail and patient practice. The course covers all major theoretical, practical and workplace components of kitchen operations, patisserie practice and the basics of advanced pastry applications. Cost control and the basics of kitchen supervision forms a core focus of the soft skill development aspects.


Entry Requirement: NQF Level 4 | Grade 12 | 18 years of age

Fundamental Chef Programme

This course covers the foundational knowledge aspects associated with entering the food preparation industry. Theoretical, practical and workplace components of kitchen operations and food preparation techniques are the focus.

Entry Requirements: NQF 2 | Grade 10 | 18 years of age

Food and Beverage Services Programme

This programme brings together elements of food and drink preparation and service as well as supervision to develop future hospitality service excellence individuals. The qualification is applicable to all sectors, from small restaurants to large-scale hotels.

Entry Requirements: Grade 11 | NQF 3 | 18 years of age

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Rookie Chef

This short course will take you from a novice to a master!You will learn how to prepare a starter, main and dessert and to plate your dishes like an artist. What will you learn? Basic cooking and knife skills Kitchen rules and safety 
The programme fees include the following:• Capsicum apron
• Basic chefs knives• Kitchen towel• Programme notes• Recipes• Chef demos• All ingredients• Mystery basket for cook-offs• Prizes• Certificate of completion and certificate of attendance

Short Order Cook Bootcamp

The bootcamp has been created jointly by Capsicum Culinary Studio and Barcelos to fully prepare participants for the high-pressure setting of the quick service kitchen and will equip all attendees with the necessary skills to excel in a short order cooking environment. The bootcamp ensures you are prepared to enter a job in the fast food industry immediately after completion!

Contact Us

+27 86 111 2433