Chef Deon Roets

Chef Deon Roets

Academic Manager - Chefs
  • Describe your CTIA campus in three words: Dynamic, open-minded, limitless.
  • What sets CTIA apart?  Our programmes offer a national and international qualification, and are accessible to all prospective students, for those with Grade 12 and those without. We do not limit ourselves to only a selective group of students: we are open to everyone. Even though all ingredients are included in practical outcomes, we do not substitute ingredients unless there is a non-availability. CTIA prioritises cultural diversity and equality; staff and student-wise. Our students are our future!
  • Top tip for aspiring chefs:  Planning and time management are of the essence. The world is full of resources, don’t limit yourself to gaining knowledge, it is at the tips of your fingers.
  • What is your favourite food item to prepare? Black Forest gateau.
  • Anything you refuse to eat?  Unsafe food items and offal.
  • Share a memorable foodie moment:  The day I met Chef Josep Guerola from La Patisseria in Barcelona. He was amazing, the dessert I had was even better and he signed my book with a very special message. When I got back to South Africa, it took almost two weeks to decipher his handwriting and translate the message! An unforgettable experience.