Welcome to the Institute of Culinary Arts

Award winning and Internationally rated the BEST chef school in Africa
& one of the top three in the WORLD.

The training ground for highly skilled world-class chefs. Our comprehensive and specialised training is based on classic gastronomic principles, coupled with innovative thinking and creative flair.

Skole Kook 2019

Once again ICA is a part of Skole Kook!
Please visit our SKOLE KOOK PAGE for more info

“To be the BEST, Learn from the BEST

Why the ICA?


Located in the beautiful Banhoek valley
just outside of Stellenbosch


“There is no better place to fall in love with food than The Institute of Culinary Arts. But here you don’t just fall in love with food. Here you learn self-respect and how to create with pure professionalism and perfection.”

JOHNNY HAMMANExecutive Chef: Slippery Spoon Kitchen Winner: Kokkedoor 2014

“With such an emphasis on the importance of discipline and precision, it is no wonder that its pupils excel in the industry beyond graduation.”

PETER TEMPELHOFFExecutive Chef: The Collection by Liz McGrath Relais & Châteaux GRAND Chef SA Eat Out Awards Top 10 SA Best Restaurant Award

“I honestly can attest to my studying at the ICA being one of the best decisions of my life to date. The school is tough but fair. ”

MATTHEW NEELERestaurant Consultant & Pâtisserie Chef: Community Table, Conneticut, USA