Sit back and relax with a platter of assorted handcrafted meats and cheeses with artisanal bread or enjoy wood-fired pizzas with our premium craft beers. We have five different beers in five fun ranges, including The Cheerleader, The Dean, The Quarterback, The FES and The Graduate all available from our on-site microbrewery – The 1000 Hills Brewing Company. Wonderful views and great outdoor seating areas make this a popular spot for family gatherings on weekends.
We are the only culinary school in South Africa that incorporates the art of brewing into our curriculum, and second-year students learn a number of artisanal production methods used in creating all the produce that is sold in our deli.
Established in 2009 (as Porcupine Quill Brewing Company), the brewery forms part of 1000 Hills Chef School where Advanced Students learn the art of Craft Beer Brewing. This brings a unique approach to brewing, with flavour and food in mind.
In true craft tradition, we prefer not to follow any particular style too closely but rather experiment with our own styles. Most of our beers follow a pale ale style. This particular style covers a range of flavours and appearances and suits how we brew our beers. Beers are generally rated according to colour (SRM) and a measure of alcohol (ABV). Another key factor is flavour or bitterness, but this is of course quite subjective and varies significantly by adding different hops during the brewing process. What you are tasting is the oils from the female flower of the hop vine, which provide bitterness, aroma and taste, depending on when they are put in the kettle in the brewing process.
Join 1000 Hills Brewery for a free tour, and see how their delicious beers are made. Included in the tours is complimentary beer tasting for you to enjoy, too! Booking is essential – contact Trevor on 031 777 1566 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your next tour! For more information regarding the 1000 Hills Brewing Company and their craft beers, visit their website here.
Our Restaurant offers fine dining that showcases gourmet cuisine. This platform encourages students to prepare food to the highest possible standard. Menus are designed to incorporate new skills as students work through their syllabus, and change every month. Book your spot at our five-course Food and Wine dinner, held on the first Thursday of each month from February to December.
We also host select functions for schools, when hospitality and consumer studies classes visit us to learn more about fine dining, etiquette and the world of a chef.