More About us at The Chef School

Attitude is Everything!

The chef school, situated in Kwa-Zulu Natal, is rated one of South Africa's top culinary schools. Our curriculum has produced some of the world's best chefs.

Are you looking for a career that is rewarding
and has lots of opportunities for employment?

Are you a hard worker with a
“lets get the job done properly and well” attitude?

Did You Answer ‘Yes’

If so then the cheffing industry might be a career path for you! Our culinary school has sent some amazing junior chefs out into industry that have progressed to the top of the cheffing ladder both here and overseas, proving us being one of the best chef schools. One thing they all had in common was the right attitude and the desire to succeed in this challenging industry.

The School only enrolls a select number of students each year and our aim is to turn out top quality junior chefs for Industry. Our culinary school motto is 'Attitude is Everything' and this is the work ethos that we instill in our students which is one of the reasons why our students are highly sought after by top chefs in Industry.

Our teaching relies on practical methods where theory is covered during the practical lesson.

What We Do

Students get to cook every recipe they are given in our culinary classes and there are no group demonstrations. Cheffing is very much a practical profession and watching demos is not the right way to learn how to become a chef.If you think you have what it takes to become a top chef please contact the school and we can schedule a visit.

The 1000 Hills Chefs School teaches the internationally recognized City & Guilds cheffing courses. First year students will graduate with three Diploma's: City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts, City & Guilds Diploma in Patisserie, and City & Guilds Diploma in Food and Beverage Service. Second year students graduate with the City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Supervision. We specialize in advanced pastry and Deli work in this year. We are a recognized training provider with the South African Chefs Association.

Meet Our Team

A little more about our esteemed team...


Chef Dixi


Chef Jade van der Spuy

Culinary Arts Lecturer

Chef Sam Maseko

Bakery Lecturer