The Singita Community Culinary School (SCCS) at Singita Kruger National Park opened its doors in 2007 - young adults (aged 18-24) who are selected from neighbouring rural communities are given the opportunity to participate in an intensive, year-long, Singita-crafted, chef development course.
The SCCS promotes professional cooking as a highly skilled career option that offers great prospects for both formal and self-employment – and it helps students to expand their horizons and secure much-needed skilled employment to support their families and communities. The focus of this intensive year-long qualification is on producing top-in-class quality over quantity of students. This course offers an immersive experience with ample one-on-one academic teaching, complemented by significant on-site practical experience in Singita’s lodge kitchens.
Students are immersed in the state-of-the-art cooking studio at Singita Lebombo Lodge, which operates as a fully functioning practical and theory classroom.
Singita partners with Prue Leith Culinary Institute, a leading Academic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Partner. SCCS students graduate with an internationally recognised City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery. In addition to this academic diploma, graduates complete the WSET Level 1 Wine, Fire, and First Aid Level 1 Certifications.
Thanks to guest donations to the SCCS Expansion Fund, the number of scholarships awarded in 2019 increased by 40%, in line with our goal of doubling our impact by 2025.Singita Community Culinary School