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Culinary arts course

A culinary arts course: The first step on the chef ladder

During your youth, there is no finish line more exciting than the last day of school. You can’t wait to put down your pen at the end of that final exam. Freedom! Can you taste …

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Unilever chef of the year 2018

Unilever Chef Of The Year 2018: Our young chefs take career-making titles

This year’s Unilever Chef of the Year 2018 competition, titled “Bring It”, took place on the 5th of September. And boy, did our young chefs bring it! In a nail-biting cook-off, with a total of …

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Traditional South African food to celebrate Heritage month

Happy Heritage month, fellow South Africans. With Heritage Day coming up, we’ve selected our favourite traditional South African food to highlight this Heritage month. Whether you’re born and bred, currently living here or passing through, …

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Team building

Second year culinary team building weekend

As part of their curriculum, our second years packed their bags and embarked on a team building weekend away. Three full days of new experiences, fabulous food, and quality bonding time – bliss! As a family …

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Culinary school: A week in the life of our chef students

It’s been a hectic week at our culinary school – 1000 Hills Chef School. From 29 June to 6 July our students have been on the go non-stop. While a chef’s life is filled to …

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student loan

Essential knowledge for South Africans: Funding your studies with a student loan

As it turns out, if you’re living in South Africa and looking for a way to fund your studies, you have various options available including a student loan. Other options include bursaries and scholarships. The …

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chef school

Chef school 101: How to become a chef

Here at 1000 Hills Chef School, our motto is “Attitude is everything!” Do you love spending time in the kitchen whipping up delicious culinary creations for your friends and family? The joy on their face …

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young chefs

2018 Peppadew® Young Chefs Culinary Challenge

The 2018 Peppadew® Young Chefs Culinary Challenge recently took place. Just six young chefs made it to the national finals on the 5th of April. Our very own Pastry Chef, Chef Shaista Anoop, and Advanced …

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The Deputy Minister of Tourism

The Deputy Minister of Tourism visits 1000 Hills Chef School

Ms Elizabeth Thabethe, the Deputy Minister of Tourism visited 1000 Hills Chef School on Wednesday, 28 February. She was accompanied by representatives from the National Department of Tourism and supported by South African Chefs Association …

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Why 1000 Hills Chef School

Why 1000 Hills Chef School: 2017 In Review

At 1000 Hills Chef School our students, like our fresh ingredients, are hand selected. We only accept students who show a true passion and genuine commitment to a career as a chef. We create capable …

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graduation 2017

A year in review: Graduation 2017

It’s Graduation 2017 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 …

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chef tips

Read our top chef tips

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

Festive food: Essential recipes for the holidays

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

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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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