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Capsicum Culinary Studio is a professional chef school in South Africa. Our cooking classes are designed for those with professional culinary ambition.
2018-08-16 15:12
Capsicum Culinary Studio will be holding a series of Capsicum Masterclasses for those wishing to learn new skills and extend their food repertoire with fun and social hands-on lessons. The… Read More
The Rise And Rise Of Ferdinand October
2018-07-27 08:53
Eighteen years ago, circumstances forced 34-year-old Ferdinand October to quit school and take up work collecting shopping trolleys at a large supermarket. This year he will be graduating fr… Read More
Q&A With Loyiso Mtoba
2018-07-10 07:38
He cut his teeth at Boccaand Burrata in Cape Town and now he’s making a name for himself at Bryanston’s buzzing Gemelli Pantry – and online – with his gorgeous blog… Read More
Win A Bursary With Capsicum Durban Campus
2018-06-08 13:22
Competition Rules HOW TO ENTER: The competition runs from 12th JUNE 2018 to 29th JUNE 2018 at 13:59. To enter you must create a Winter Wonderland cake to win an all-inclusive Diploma in Pati… Read More
Capsicum Student Off To Switzerland
2018-05-08 12:27
Nthabeleng Meso who hails from Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape, and currently works as a commis chef at the acclaimed restaurant, The Greenhouse, in Constantia, Cape Town, will soon be fulf… Read More
2018 World Food Trends
2018-04-06 09:37
Our Academic Theme for the month of April is “World Food Trends” and we explore trends ranging from savoury desserts to fresh produce and sustainability, artisanal food and more… Read More
The Sweetest Thing
2018-01-17 06:14
Deon  Roets, Capsicum Culinary Studio’s academic and quality manager, celebrated a decade at the school this year. Based at the school’s Cape Town campus, Roets has been in… Read More
2017-11-14 14:20
‘Who knew my mom’s scone recipe would be my bread and butter’ Veronica Shezi, 43, lives in Bryanston with her husband Siphiwe and their four children. She owns Vero’s… Read More
Chef Profile – Abdurahman Theunissen
2017-06-23 07:34
If you’re from Cape Town chances are you’ve visited Canal Walk Mall at some point and more than likely have eaten at the bustling La rocca restaurant which is one of only 2 halaa… Read More
2017-06-19 10:38
Éclair is the French word for ‘flash of lightening’ and refers to how quickly it disappears when served.  These little bolts of deliciousness were first created by cu… Read More
North Africa Beckons
2017-05-08 10:19
Winter is time for rich bredies, bolognaises and baked puddings – or is it? Julia Greenaway, the principal of Capsicum Culinary Studio in Durban, gives her take. Mediterranean, Italia… Read More
2017-03-27 10:26
1.    How long have you been cooking? I have been in the industry for 15 years, I started as a sculler and had to work my way up the ladder which was a lot of hard work and to… Read More
2017-02-27 11:05
Made by The Patisserie Chefs from the Cape Town Campus for National Milk Tart Day. Ingredients ·    2 Large egg whites ·    75g Ground Almonds &mi&hell…Read More
2017-02-27 11:03
Made by Our Sandton Campus Patisserie Chefs for National Milk Tart Day. Crust: ·    1 packet tennis biscuit, crushed, mixed with ·    75g or 80ml… Read More
2017-02-27 10:56
Made by the Durban Campus Patisserie Chefs for National Milk Tart Day. Sugar Cone Ingredients 85g Butter 125ml Sugar 2.5ml  Vanilla Essence 125ml Flour 2 Egg wh… Read More
2017-02-27 10:48
Especially made by our Pretoria Campus Patisserie Chefs for National Milk Tart Day. Biscuit crust: ·    1    200g packet of ginger nut biscuits ·… Read More
2017-02-27 10:42
Monster Milk Tart Milkshake – with Cinnamon Salted Caramel and Koeksister bites by Boksburg Campus Vanilla Ice Cream 500ml Cream 1  tin 385g of Condensed milk 1 teaspoon Vanilla… Read More
2017-02-23 09:06
Why did you choose this career path ? Before I decided to choose being a chef as a career path, I was into arts and graphic design. I did a graphic design job shadow but I didn’t enjoy… Read More
2017-01-24 16:58
Our Combination Programme in Culinary Arts is geared towards the #FutureChef who has ambitions to reach the very top of the kitchen brigade and cook in the world’s top hospitality esta… Read More
2017 Food Trends
2017-01-16 13:52
In recent years consumers have become more sophisticated due to the abundance in food choices, information and research about positive and negative effects of some foods. It is with this in… Read More
Our Top 6 Gourmet Popcorn Recipes
2017-01-13 13:33
Chocolate Coconut Oil Ingredients: ¼ cup dried popcorn kernels 2 oz dark chocolate 1 tbl coconut oil 1½ tsp flaked sea salt (if substituting table salt or fine grind… Read More
2016-12-13 11:30
Source: The Mercury By: Kamcilla Pillay For the successful young Chef Vernolon Reddy it all started at Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Durban Campus where he graduated in 2012. After quali… Read More
2016-12-09 07:27
Source: / By: Allan Straton Capsicum chefs show their sweet side, teaching kids to decorate Christmas cookies Mini pastry chefs in the making are exploring the… Read More
2016-12-05 12:53
Source: Get It Joburg North By: Candice May Chef Martin Ferreira of Café Patisse may be crowned the king of eclairs, but that doesn’t mean this pastry guru is a one-hit wonder… Read More
2016-12-02 13:14
Tshepo Makajane is a 23 year old student chef from Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Cape Town campus doing the Combination Programme in Culinary Arts. He recently&nb&hell…Read More
2016-12-01 07:06
Via: Herald Live By: Louise Liebenberg They cut their culinary teeth at the Boardwalk Hotel before leaping into opening their own restaurant on “The Strip” in Stanley Street, Ric… Read More
2016-11-25 10:26
Ayesha Sulima is one of a few students from Capsicum Culinary Studio who featured on the television programme, Recipe for Success airing on DSTV 176. She i… Read More
2016-11-23 13:10
Samkelo Mfanekiso is a 25 year old student chef who was featured on episode 6 of the Recipe for Success television show on DSTV 176. He is studying towards a City & Guilds… Read More
2016-11-21 12:36
Arista Venter is a 20 year old student who featured on the 5th episode of the Television programme, Recipe for Success. Se is studying towards a combination programme in culin… Read More
2016-11-15 10:09
Tiisetso Sebola is a 20 year old student who was a contestant on the 4th episode of the Recipe for success Television show.  He is studying waords a City & Guilds Diploma… Read More
2016-11-15 10:06
Thulile Mhlongo is one of a few student chefs from Capsicum Culinary Studio who features on the television programme, Recipe for Success. She was featured on th… Read More
2016-11-11 07:17
Jeanette Moseneke form our Johannesburg campus was featured on Episode 2 of the Recipe for Success Television show. She is studying towards a City & Guilds Certificate in… Read More
2016-11-10 10:24
Ukhonaye Mconi is a 22 year old student who featured on the 1st episode of the Television programme, Recipe for Success. He is studying towards a City & Guilds Diploma in… Read More
Local Is Lekker Recipes
2016-09-22 09:43
Local has never been this ‘lekker’! Try our chefs recipes for a twist on the traditional in celebration of Heritage Day on 24 September. Mosbolletjies Submitted by Chef Hayley S… Read More
Stuffed Zucchini Flowers
2016-09-01 09:08
Ingredients: 8 courgette flower with small courgette attached sunflower oil for frying For the batter 1 large egg 100g plain flour pinch bicarbonate of soda 200ml iced water For th… Read More
In Focus: Strandveldfood
2016-08-22 11:54
“Strandveldfood is not just a recipe book. It’s a collection of snapshots, in pictures and words, of a year’s worth of cooking, eating, plant-hunting and photographing the… Read More
Top South African Foods To Forage
2016-08-10 08:37
Top South African foods to forage Kelp (sea bamboo, Ecklonia maxima) Num num (Carissa bispinosa) Pine ring mushrooms (Lactarius deliciosus) Veldkool (Trachyandr… Read More
What Is Foraging?
2016-08-04 12:04
In an ever-expanding “foodie” culture, people go to great lengths to seek out the best, freshest and most authentic ingredients. The act of foraging itself is not new and many bo… Read More
Red Lentil Sweet Potato And Coconut Soup
2016-07-25 11:26
Ingredients: 750 g sweet potatoes 2 red onions ½ tablespoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon ground coriander olive oil 4 cloves of garlic 1 fresh red chilli ½ a bunch of fresh coriander… Read More
Capsicum Partners With Reach For A Dream
2016-07-14 08:37
When 8-year old Yomelela Mde approached the Reach for a Dream Foundation to make her wish of cooking a breakfast with her mom, the foundation knew just who to approach. Capsicum Culinary Stu… Read More
Chocolate Walnut Cake
2016-07-07 11:38
Ingredients: 200g Dark chocolate, chopped 200g Butter, softened 1 cup Brown sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence 2 Eggs at room temperature 1 ¾ cup Self-raising flour ¼ cup Cocoa p… Read More
2016-07-04 13:30
While most of our students are working in industry gaining invaluable practical experience, we thought to help those out who are thinking about a career as a chef by sharing some sound advic… Read More
2016-06-27 08:23
Churros: 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 litre vegetable oil 1… Read More
2016-06-22 06:40
250g boneless chicken, cubed 2 onions, minced 1 tomato, pureed 1 tbsp of tomato paste or sauce 1 tbsp of butter, ghee, or oil 1 tsp of minced garlic 1 tsp of minced ginger 2 tsp of coriande… Read More
Cape Town Restaurant #22 In The World!
2016-06-14 06:31
Cape Town’s top restaurant, The Test Kitchen situated in the heart of edgy Woodstock, has climbed to no. 22 in the World’s Top 50 Restaurants. This is up from its position held l… Read More
2016-06-06 07:57
The culinary world is an exciting and international one in which to grow your career. To become a chef, you will not only need a keen interest in food and cooking, but also take an interest… Read More
2016-05-31 10:44
Sticky date pudding Recipe by Chef Hayley Sutherland Pudding: 1 ½ cup (210g) chopped pitted dates 1 cup (250ml) boiling water 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g butter, chopped &frac&hell…Read More
2016-05-18 06:34
Capsicum Culinary Studio, South Africa’s largest chef school, hosted a successful cook-off event at its Durban campus on 12 May 2016. Media guests and students teamed up to “slic… Read More
2016-05-06 09:23
By Chef Wesley Cameron Serves 4 Ingredients 4 Duck breast 250g Carrots 50g Onions, sliced 1 Pomegranate 5g Garlic, crushed 5g Fresh ginger, grated 2Tbs Chinese five spice 4tsp Falklands Citr… Read More
2016-05-04 13:10
Culinary trends hold a lot of weight in the culinary world and we see their influence in our favourite eateries, where chefs and foodies create enticing adaptations in their signature styles… Read More
2016-04-19 10:49
Enrol before 30 April to receive a 5% discount on your course fees. This is a limited offer, don’t miss out! The post Enrol Now & Save! appeared first on Capsicum Read More
2016-04-08 12:16
With food sustainability being a relevant topic in the industry, we identified three local chefs who have made a mark in this regard and continue to drive the concept in their various award… Read More
2016-03-29 09:57
Ingredients 1tbsp dried yeast 1tbsp sugar 375ml warm water 250g sourdough starter ½ tsp salt 2tbsp vinegar 600g plain or strong white flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda Instructi… Read More
2016-03-18 11:47
Homemade Man Beef Burgers with Avocado, Blue Cheese, Bacon and Fresh Rocket Patty Ingredients 1kg Beef mince (10% -15% fat) 1 Finely chopped onion 2 cloves crushed garlic Tbl spoon Dijon mus… Read More
2016-03-02 09:45
Meat loaf koftas + tomato bulgur salad By Ben Okin Makes 12 koftas + salad serves 8-10   Ingredients: Meat loaf koftas: 4 slices stale white bread ½ cup full cream milk 1kg lean… Read More
2016-03-02 09:42
Ben is a rising star in the industry and at the tender age of 17, has a creative flair and innate eye for detail that surpasses some of his older and more experienced peers. Touted as a &lsq&hell…Read More
2016-03-02 09:27
The Ultimate Tomato Sauce By Nina Timm   Ingredients: 4 x 440g tins whole, peeled tomatoes 30g butter 45ml Olive oil 1 1/2 finely chopped onion 8 peeled garlic cloves whole 30g tomato p… Read More
2016-03-02 09:24
Apart from being a food stylist, photographer and chef, Nina Timm understand the need for economical, understated recipes. Her food blog is one of South Africa’s most read and her site… Read More
2016-03-02 09:19
The Capsicum team recently welcomed our new #StudentChefs who started their culinary studies last month. We know that this is an exciting time for our students as they envision and anticipat… Read More
2016-03-02 09:14
Grow Your Own Vegetables If you’re thinking about starting a small vegetable garden but feel like a total novice, here are some simple ideas to encourage you to grow your own vegetable… Read More
2016-02-26 10:46
Oozy milk tart with figs  Ingredients 70g Cornflour 70g Cake Flour 320g Castor Sugar 6 Eggs 1L Milk 4ml Salt 4 Cinnamon Sticks Puff Pastry ( Convenience for the base ) Figs to d… Read More
2016-02-26 06:46
Cape Town Patisserie graduate, Kaylah Greenberg not only started her own business after completing her studies at Capsicum, but she has also been named as one of the House & Leisure Maga… Read More
2016-02-25 10:48
Rebecca Timkoe is a passionate entrepreneur and owner of Port Elizabeth bakery, Ginger Pops. She hasn’t looked back after completing a Diploma in Patisserie at our Cape Town campu… Read More
2016-02-25 10:48
Rebecca Timkoe is a passionate entrepreneur and owner of Port Elizabeth bakery, Ginger Pops. She hasn’t looked back after completing a Diploma in Patisserie at our Cape Town campu… Read More

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