Singita Community Culinary School Application

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Applications for Singita Community Culinary School January 2025 Intake

The Singita Community Culinary School provides talented youths from the Mnisi, Amashangana, and Jongilanga Trust areas the opportunity to pursue an exciting career as a chef. Through this comprehensive one-year programme and six-month internship, students will graduate with an internationally recognised City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, as well as WSET Level 1 Wine, Fire, and First Aid Level 1 Certifications. Our proven track record demonstrates that intensive theoretical and practical training, followed by in-situ work experience, prepares students optimally for the reality of taking up commis chef positions in high-end lodges, hotels, and restaurants, or starting their own catering businesses.

Terms & Conditions

  • Accommodation is provided for the duration of the academic course on site
  • Internship Placement: The 6-month internship may be at hotels or lodges within South Africa
  • Financial Accountability: You will be required to repay the stipend if you do not successfully complete the course and internship

The Singita Community Culinary School Offers

  • Learnership consists of theoretical and practical training with significant practical experience in Singita’s lodge kitchens
  • Uniform and equipment
  • Accommodation and meals at Singita Kruger National Park (SKNP)
  • Transport to and from SKNP for leave cycles
  • 6-month internship experience at industry partner lodge kitchens

To Be Eligible To Apply You Must

  • Be able to showcase passion for culinary arts/cheffing
  • Be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • Reside in the Mnisi, Amashangana or Jongilanga Trust area
  • Have a National Senior Certificate (‘Matric’)
  • Be competent in spoken and written English
  • Have solid numeracy/mathematics skills
  • Have sound understanding of computer literacy and online learning
  • Be willing to work hard and be on your feet for long hours
  • Share Singita’s values: Passionate, purposeful, innovative, humble, intuitive, empowered leadership, generous and collaborative.
  • Previous hospitality experience is advantageous

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