chef's knives

Chef’s knives: get a handle on the blades

Are you a fan of cooking shows? Just watching the finesse and dexterity of chefs in action is enough to make anyone in awe of their work (let alone meals). The greatest kept secret to …

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entrepreneurial careers

3 Entrepreneurial careers to pursue as an amature chef

So, you’re about to finish your studies at 1000 Hills Chef School, and embark on an exciting new journey into the wide world of food. There are many entrepreneurial careers open to young chefs that …

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chef career

An interview with Chef Sgazo about pursuing a chef career

Chef Sgazo is a current Chef lecturer and former student of 1000 Hills Chef School. He graduated after two years with four internationally recognised culinary diplomas under his belt, and hit the food industry running! …

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best chocolate desserts

Pastry chef techniques for making the best chocolate desserts

Calling all chocoholics! In celebration of National Chocolate Pudding Day, we’re indulging ourselves in five dessert techniques every pastry chef needs to produce the best chocolate delicacies around. So, if you have a pastry chef …

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Unleash your inner foodie with inspirational culinary shows

Sitting at home? This time cooped up solo may be a blessing in disguise. You can use it to further your love of food, and learn how to cook your own exquisite dishes. It’s as …

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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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