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1000 Hills Culinary Classes: Sharing passions with the best

In the famous words of Gordon Ramsay, “being a chef never seems like a job, it becomes a true passion”. We couldn’t agree more. At our family-run chef school, we believe in sharing our passions, …

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Graduation 2018: Another successful year at 1000 Hills Chef School

It’s a brand new year, ready to be filled with tasty morsels created by our talented chef students. But, before we welcome a fresh batch of aspiring chefs through our doors, let’s celebrate our success …

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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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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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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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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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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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Competition is hotting up …

Things are heating up in kitchens at 1000 Hills Chefs School! BRAVO AVOCADO – our First Year students have just taken top honours in the South African Avo Growers Association Chef School Challenge, earning ALL …

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