Our newest campus is located in the gorgeous Lowveld city of Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit). This is a tourism gateway for visitors looking to enjoy South Africa’s wildlife in the iconic Kruger National Park and surrounding reserves, and we’ve put a great deal of care into forging industry partnerships with luxury lodges and other establishments in the region. We’ve gone out of our way to create a nurturing environment, to ensure that every student can craft their culinary skills in an unforgettable training experience. This campus boasts two state-of-the-art training kitchens and two theory lecture rooms.
Describe your CTIA campus in three words: Professional, helpful and fun.
What sets CTIA apart? We help you to live out a dream to a full-on career being a chef, or to run your own food business.
Top tip for aspiring chefs: Never stop with creating new food ideas and recipes. Remember, the kitchen is our creativity board!
What is your favourite food item to prepare? I love to make lamb curry.
Anything you refuse to eat? Raw tomatoes – I never liked the texture.
Share a memorable foodie moment: Hosted a team building event with 14 “ready steady” cooking teams. I got very bad cut with the first cook off and had to finish the event with superglued cut on my right hand below the thumb. Got 5 stiches later that night.
Describe your CTIA campus in three words: Excitement every day!
What sets CTIA apart? CTIA stays on trend and updated with culinary needs.
Top tip for aspiring chefs: Creativity is key.
What is your favourite food item to prepare? Comfort foods.
Anything you refuse to eat? Snails!
Share a memorable foodie moment: Receiving a standing ovation walking through a dining room filled with guests for a private function at the end of a very busy shift.