Win one of six bursaries to culinary school

Gazpacho that is not only healthy and delicious, but also celebrates the colour red.
Gazpacho that is not only healthy and delicious, but also celebrates the colour red.

If you are an aspiring chef or want a change of career, then make sure you enter Capsicum Culinary Studio's Chef Talent Scout Competition and stand the chance of winning one of six bursaries.

The combined value of the bursaries is R740,000. It includes the ultimate prize of a three-year bursary towards the study of the school's Advanced Culinary Arts Programme valued at R200,000. The other five prizes will be one-year bursaries for a Professional Chef Programme or Professional Patisserie Programme.

It will be awarded to regional finalists to study at one of Capsicum Culinary Studio's six campuses across the country including Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, and Rosebank (Johannesburg).

To enter the competition, contestants must create a dish — sweet or savoury — using a red capsicum pepper or any other red ingredient; take a good, clear photo of the finished dish and upload it onto their Instagram page, tagging @Capsicumcooking and using the hashtag #CapsicumTalent.

Entrants must be 17 years of age or older. The competition closes at midnight on Monday, November 30. The names of the 10 finalists from each region  will be announced on December 9. Those finalists will then be invited to participate in a cook-off on January 20, 2021, at the Capsicum campus closest to them, where they will have to prepare the dish they entered, using their own ingredients.

The winner from each campus will then compete in a cook-off to be held at Capsicum's Rosebank campus for the final cook-off on Saturday, February 6, 2021, where they will have to create the ultimate dish using ingredients from a mystery basket. Travel to Gauteng will be sponsored for those living outside the province.

Capsicum Culinary Studio's academic head Candice Adams said: “This is an amazing opportunity for six individuals who are passionate about cooking and want to study further to realise their dreams of a career in the hospitality industry at one of South Africa's best culinary schools.”

All details as well as Ts & Cs can be found at:  — DDC


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