Having received his professional chef’s training at the Institute of Culinary Arts, proud ICA alumni student, Marthinus Ferreira, was recently selected as professional mentor to San Pellegrino finalist and winner of the Africa & Middle East region, Vusumuzi Ndlovu – another fine example of how ICA-trained chefs pay forward the gift of mentorship to young individuals in their own kitchens.

Upon graduating from the ICA, Marthinus learned from the likes of Franck Dangereux, Gordon Ramsy and Heston Blumenthal, who – together with the respected ICA chef lecturers – he regards as his own mentors along his culinary journey.

“The ICA taught me how to be a better chef!  Practice and determination inspired me to create innovatively.  The ICA instilled a self-confidence and belief that cooking was not just a hobby, but a way of life. To this day I am proud to say I studied at this amazing college.”

Marthinus applied his culinary nurturing skills to the San Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition, leading his finalist all the way to the Top 7!

Vusumusi Ndlovo, the San Pellegrino finalist, also named yet another ICA chef graduate, Peter Tempelhoff (ICA Class of 1996 – Executive Chef: The Liz McGrath Collection; The Greenhouse Restaurant), as one of the most important influences in his career, giving testimony to the world-class caliber of graduates trained by the ICA and emphasising the value of such mentorships.

To follow in the footsteps of great ICA-trained chefs, enrol now to study at the Institute of Culinary Arts – internationally rated as the best in the whole of Africa and one of the 3 best chef schools in the world.