Perfection. ICA Perfection.
ICA first-year students are already learning an incredible amount in the short space of time that they have been on campus. True to ICA-style, induction week started immediately after registrations were completed and lecturers set to work on orientating the new students into the best chef training facility in the country, as awarded by City & Guilds International.
ICA Head of Faculty and Senior Pâtisserie lecturer, Merizle Mitrovich addressed all students in their first formal lecture of the year.
An algebraic equation was presented to the students – a problem not necessarily equally easy to solve for everyone. But the algebra was used as a metaphor for professional cheffing. Just as 10% of the world’s population will solve the algebraic problem in 5 minutes, another 10% in 10 more minutes (with the timing scale increasing steadily depending on how well you know the laws of mathematics), so there will always only be one correct answer. Without the rules and laws laid down by Aristotle, Plato, Einstein and many more it would be difficult to get to that correct answer.
At the ICA our goal is simple and there is also only one answer. The correct answer. PERFECTION – ICA PERFECTION!
To succeed in solving the ICA equation, students must adopt the ICA’s philosophy wholeheartedly. A philosophy that consists of 5 keywords:
At the ICA, we transform these significant words into action and thát is what sets the ICA apart. It is the drive to maintain standards and a constant reminder never to compromise. This philosophy, instilled by Principal Letitia Prinsloo 23 years ago, is a philosophy that will forever remain.
We wish our 2019 intake students best of luck on their professional culinary journey!