A year in review: Graduation 2017

It’s Graduation Day! At last, the day that we have all been working towards has arrived. What a year it has been! Just over a year ago, Chef Dixi and John Little, much-loved founders of …

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Top tips from a chef’s kitchen

If you enjoy cooking and entertaining guests, a few chef tips will go a long way in taking your dishes from great to unforgettable. Not only that but knowing the tricks used by seasoned chefs …

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Festive food: Essential recipes for the holidays

Nothing brings people together quite like the holiday season, and good, hearty meals. Whether you are visiting family or hosting visitors at your own home, there are a few essential recipes to keep handy. These …

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1000 Hills Chef School’s successful graduates: A winning attitude!

Since the 1000 Hills Chef School was established, we have trained hundreds of young chefs to go out into the industry and be the best they can be. Many of these young culinary artists are …

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SAAGA Chef School Competition 2017 – 1000 Hills Chef School Does It Again!

Nhlakanipho “Sgazo” Ngubane is the cream of the crop, having just taken the win in the South African Avocado Grower’s Association’s (SAAGA) Annual Culinary School Competition, hot on the heels of his recent win in …

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Study Snack Ideas & Recipes for Matric Students

Studying can be hard work, and you’ll need some brain fuel to get you through acing that exam! There is so much to learn and memorise, and as the stress piles up, many students reach …

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Study Tips for Matric Students

The final year of school can be intimidating for matric students. There is so much to learn and so much to study – it almost feels like trying to eating an elephant! Studying is essential …

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Huletts Sweet Young Chef of 2017: our own Nhlakanipho “Sgazo” Ngubane.

Turning up the heat in 2017. Each year, culinary students from around South Africa compete in the much anticipated Huletts Sweet Young Chef competition. Budding chefs are challenged to submit a divine dessert recipe, using …

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Tips to look after your knives

TOP TIPS • Store your knives correctly, separated from each other and away from other metals. A knife roll or knife block is a good option. • Always cut on the correct surface. A polyurethane …

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Winners again at Unilever Chef of the Year!

1000 Hills Chefs School has done it again, taking first, second and third place at the prestigious Unilever Chef of the Year competition. Junior Chef of the Year title was clinched by second year student …

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Competition is hotting up …

Things are heating up in kitchens at 1000 Hills Chefs School! BRAVO AVOCADO – our First Year students have just taken top honours in the South African Avo Growers Association Chef School Challenge, earning ALL …

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