Cooking bursary for grabs

2019-05-07 06:00
You could win a bursary to study in the culinary arts.

You could win a bursary to study in the culinary arts.

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Are you SA’s next great chef? This dream might now become a reality if you win a bursary from The Capsicum Culinary Studio. The exciting competition, Chef Talent Scout, with bursaries and prizes worth more than R750 000 is now open.

The ultimate prize in the competition is a three-year chef programme (QCTO accredited) worth R200 000, which includes a full chef uniform, ingredients and a chef’s knife set. There are also six regional bursaries for a one-year programme worth R90 000 each.

Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa with campuses in Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria, which collectively maintain a 95% pass rate.

It has more local and international accreditations and associations than most chef training institutes in the country and a large number of graduates living and working abroad.

To enter the competition, contestants must create a dish – sweet or savoury – using a red Capsicum pepper or any other red ingredient; take a good, clear photo and upload it onto your Instagram page and use the hashtag #CapsicumTalent. Contestants will also have to enter their details at to qualify for this competition. The rules and regulations are also on the website. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 15 May.

Following the judging of all entries, finalists will be chosen to participate in a cook-off on Friday 28 June at Capsicum’s campus closest to them, where they will have to prepare the dish they entered on Instagram, using their own ingredients.

The winners chosen at each campus will then compete in a national cook-off, using ingredients from a mystery basket, which will be held at Capsicum’s Rosebank campus in Johannesburg on Saturday 31 August. Transport to and from Johannesburg will be provided for all regional semi-finalists.

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