CTIA Alumni, Chef Nico Lombaard shares his current success at Foxcroft Restaurant and how his journey to realising his dream started at Chefs Training and Innovation Academy.
I am currently based at Foxcroft Restaurant. “Foxcroft have created a dining experience that is casual, welcoming and carefully considered. Working together with the best local farmers and the finest international suppliers, every ingredient is selected for seasonality, quality and flavour before entering the kitchen. With a commitment to quality and flavour, the team of chefs believe in treating simple ingredients with the same care, attention and respect as those of rarity.” – Foxcroft website
In my opinion Chefs Training and Innovation Academy was the greatest career choice I made, where I as a student chef was able to learn how to pull all my skills together. If indeed a career in the culinary field is what you want, then you have to jump in with both feet and make a commitment to take in all the knowledge thrown at you during your time as a student.
Chefs Training and Innovation Academy has incredible people, from my amazing classmates, to the experienced chef lecturers, to the modern and professional kitchen facilities, to the friendly office staff, all the way to the front of house. Each and every one of them has become my family and they continue to inspire me to keep wanting to live my dream long after I have left.
Once in the industry one needs to carry themselves up the culinary “flight of stairs” but, if you are willing to walk arm in arm with the chef lecturers at Chefs Training and Innovation Academy, they will assist and tackle the “flight of stairs” with you.
I have to thank #MyCTIA for the knowledge and motivation they have instilled in me. I can honestly say that if anyone is looking for a top culinary school in South Africa, where they can not only feel comfortable and safe, but also have the best opportunity to start their journey to becoming a chef through learning an extensive amount of knowledge and skill, then Chefs Training and Innovation Academy is definitely where you want to set your new beginning.
– Image Credit – Foxcroft website
By: Chef Nico Lombaard