Many culinary schools offer straight-forward cooking qualifications that can be obtained in a short period of time, but that in itself is certainly not enough to help students reach their full culinary potential. ICA courses, however, span over 2 and 3 years’ full-time study to reach further beyond basic culinary skills training, providing in-depth, comprehensive and holistic tuition to succeed in an ever-changing and highly demanding culinary career industry after graduation.

At the ICA, we believe that it is imperative to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge that will enable them to rise above their peers in the workplace. Our industry-focused curriculum places a significant emphasis on developing students’ entrepreneurial skills in order to develop chefs who can thrive in a competitive culinary world.

Leading the ICA in entrepreneurial culture is its principal, Letitia Prinsloo – exceptional entrepreneur in her own right. From establishing the first official guest house in South Africa to founding SA’s most highly acclaimed and internationally recognized culinary school almost 25 years ago, it is clear why ICA-trained chefs remain at the forefront of the industry locally and continue to make waves internationally as well!
With accolades such as the Old Mutual Small Business of the Year Award and an Eat Out Lifetime Achievement Award next to its name, the ICA curriculum is deliberately developed to also encompass and cultivate entrepreneurship amongst young chef students, giving them an unquestionable edge.

A short insert about Letitia’s steadfast drive, professional work and the achievements of some of ICA’s graduates can be seen tomorrow, Wednesday 16 December at 17:30 on kykNET (DStv Channel 144 – Met ‘n Huppel in die Stap), with repeats daily on 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 December.

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If you are interested in pursuing a professional career in culinary arts, click here to see what courses are offered.

New applicants can apply to enrol with their most recent or Grade 11 results, enabling prospective students to start finalising their future career plans.

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