Chef Jade Benians
Chef Jade Benians, South Africa’s Senior Chef of the Year in 2015, is our Principal.
A graduate of 1000 Hills Chef School herself, she holds numerous culinary awards and worked in Australia and Scotland after qualifying. She joined us in 2010 and her passion for food matches her love for teaching young people the culinary arts. Chef Jade leads a team of Chef Lecturers that are skilled experts in their culinary area, and they are equally passionate about sharing their love of food and the creative art of cooking with students. Mentored by Chef Dixi in every respect, this enormously talented chef is proud to follow in her footsteps. Under her tutelage, several students have achieved national titles in culinary competitions, including First, Second AND Third at the Junior Chef of the Year competition in 2016 – an unprecedented win.