The ICA is delighted to congratulate Silwood School of Cookery on being named the 2023 Best Culinary Training Institution by the World Culinary Awards.

In 2021, ICA made history by becoming the first-ever South African culinary school to receive this prestigious accolade.

In 2022, ICA took a significant step by voluntarily withdrawing from future contention, thereby creating space for other culinary institutions to pursue their own recognition.

This decision reflects our commitment to preserving the integrity and ethical standards of culinary awards in an environment where competitiveness can often overshadow authenticity. Our goal is to ensure that awards for culinary excellence truly reflect exceptional accomplishments and that judging panels operate independently of marketing strategies or financial considerations.