chopping board colours

Slicing and dicing: Chopping board colours and their meanings

Have you ever wondered why chefs use different coloured chopping boards in professional kitchens? And no – the colours are not for fun. They actually have an important purpose, and ensure safety in the kitchen …

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pastry chef

Young Pastry Chef Sbusi takes the cake, and the win

Each year, Huletts hosts the auspicious Sweet Young Chef competition, for students aged 18 to 30 years. Chef schools from around the country enter their top students in the hope that they will take home …

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chef attire

Dressing the part: Chef attire from head to toe

We’re all familiar with traditional chef attire – the big white hat, chef jacket, apron etc. But have you ever wondered why chefs wear these garments? Are they just for show? Or do they have …

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culinary chef

Culinary Chef Shai brings home the bacon, once again

September brought about that time again – the famous and highly-anticipated culinary battle for the title of Unilever Junior Chef of the Year. And we were lucky to have not just one, but several of …

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heritage month

Celebrate Heritage Month with lekker braai food

It’s Heritage Month! A time of celebration and reflection – a time to come together as a nation. Many South Africans spend Heritage Month absorbing our country’s cultures, and frequent local art galleries and museums. …

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Rolling pastry, culinary careers

Culinary careers for young chefs

At 1000 Hills Chef School, we give our students a practical foundation in food preparation and service so they can build careers as professional chefs. But with so many possible culinary careers to choose from, …

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