If you are an aspiring chef, then enter the Cook with Kenwood cooking competition – in  partnership with Capsicum Culinary Studio – and win a Capsicum cooking course and Kenwood products.

All you have to do is log into https://shopkenwood.co.za/, fill in your details and upload a 30-second video of your best dish (either sweet or savoury) and select either the Pretoria or Rosebank campus where you would like to cook your winning dish if you are shortlisted.

Entries close on September 15 and the top 40 participants will be chosen by September 20. There will be a cook-off event for the chosen finalists at the Rosebank campus on October 8 and at the Pretoria campus on October 15. Two winners will be selected at each campus.

The four winning chefs will win a gift voucher for a cooking course of their choice from the Capsicum online shop along with Kenwood products including a KVL8482s Stand Mixer and bragging rights as the first ever winners of Gauteng Edition: Cook with Kenwood in partnership with Capsicum.

Capsicum Culinary Studio has partnered with Lobster Ink, the food and hospitality industry’s training partner of choice to offer a selection of courses which makes use of detailed high-definition video content, delivered through their enterprise-class learning platform and used by some of the world’s finest restaurants and hospitality establishments.

To enter, go to https://shopkenwood.co.za/pages/cook-with-kenwood or email your winning dish, along with your details to competitions.za@delonghigroup.com

Capsicum Culinary Studio is the most preferred chef school in South Africa with campuses in Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Pretoria, which collectively maintain a 95% pass rate. It has more local and international accreditations and associations than most chef training institutes in the country and a large number of graduates living and working abroad.


Capsicum Culinary Studio, part of the ADvTECH Group, is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa with six campuses throughout the country. In the 16 years since it was first established, Capsicum Culinary Studio has produced more than 5 000 alumni who are now working all over the world and who have established themselves as leaders within various markets. Employers range from boutique establishments to large multi-national hotels and resorts. Others have taken the entrepreneurial route and established their own hospitality-inspired businesses and consultancies. Capsicum has branches in Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Pretoria which collectively maintain a 95% pass rate. It also has more local and international accreditations and associations than most chef training institutes in the country. Capsicum offers four full-time and part-time City & Guilds recognised courses including the City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking, City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Patisserie, City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking and the Combination Programme in Culinary Arts. It also has accreditation from The Quality Council for Trades and Occupation and is a member of the World’s Association of Chefs’ Societies. It also has partnerships with the South African Chefs’ Association and the Swiss Education Group. Capsicum Culinary Studio has this year partnered with the renowned Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) in Lucerne, Switzerland, which allows for the exchange of teaching and professional experiences between both schools. Students who have successfully completed the three-year Level 6 QCTO Occupational Certificate: Chef at Capsicum will be given direct entry to the final year of the BA degree in Culinary Arts at BHMS. Students who have successfully completed the City & Guilds IVQ Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking at Capsicum will be eligible to transfer to the Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts followed by the BA Degree in Culinary Arts at BHMS. For more go to: www.capsicumcooking.com


The ADvTECH Group, a JSE-listed company, is Africa’s largest private education provider and a continental leader in quality education focused on academic excellence, training, skills development and placement services. The Group reports its performance in a segmental structure reflecting the Schools and Tertiary as two separate education divisions, and Resourcing as the third division. It owns nine tertiary brands, across 29 campuses across South Africa and the rest of Africa. Its higher education division, The Independent Institute of Education, is SA’s largest and most accredited private higher education institution. ADvTECH’s Schools division comprises seven brands with 94 schools across South Africa, including Gaborone International School in Botswana and Crawford International in Nairobi, Kenya. Its nine resourcing brands places thousands of candidates annually, assisting graduates to make the transition from the world of study to the world of work. www.advtech.co.za