This cooking school opened its doors in Durban in January 2010. Its programme gives its students - unerprivileged children - the opportunity to deepen all aspect of the art of cooking.
They have a chance to make a career in the HORECA industry. The training is entirely free of charge. The young people people acquire much knowledge and experience, thank to which they can enter the employment market and reach high levels of qualifications.
In June 2013 a second school was opened in Riebeek Valley near Cape Town.
The cookery course runs for one year, for between 10 and 12 youngsters. Nearly 40 have already received training in Durban with 10 participating in the first programme staged in Cape Town.
In November 2013 the children received their official government qualifications: an impressive achievement for these young people!
The programme provides an opportunity for disadvantaged children, who have been victims of violence, to discover the joys of cooking and pursue a career (Horeca). Training, knowledge and experience are offered. Recognition is international. One young person who studied in Durban in 2011 is now working in a Michelin 3-star restaurant in London!
Riebeek Valley Ikusasa School of Cooking
The opening in May 2013 of the Ikusasa School of Cookering in Riebeek West, South Africa