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The shortage of skilled young chefs in the tourism sector may soon be a thing of the past as students graduate from the National Department of Tourism’s National Youth Chefs Training Programme (NYCTP).

According to eturbonews.com, the National Department of Tourism’s National Tourism Sector Strategy has, among other things, identified a need to address critical and scarce skills shortages in the tourism sector. It will do this by training and building capacity among unemployed youth and graduates.

The Department has invested R39 million through government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) to train 1 300 unemployed youth between the ages of 18 and 34. It has partnered with the South African Chefs Association (SACA) to implement the training programme through their 27 registered SACA culinary schools, one of which is Endeavor Entrepreneur Cheryl Nesbitt’s Capsicum Culinary Studio.

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Published in Endeavor SA Blog

A decade of hard work and perseverance has seen Capsicum Culinary Studio grow into the largest culinary and hospitality training institution in Southern Africa. Cheryl Nesbitt started Capsicum Culinary Studio in Cape Town with only four students in 2003; and today it has a national footprint which includes six campuses in major centres in South Africa, namely: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Boksburg and Port Elizabeth.

Published in Endeavor SA Blog

A decade of hard work and perseverance has seen Capsicum Culinary Studio grow into the largest culinary and hospitality training institution in Southern Africa. Cheryl Nesbitt started Capsicum Culinary Studio in Cape Town with only four students in 2003; and today it has a national footprint which includes six campuses in major centres in South Africa, namely: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Boksburg and Port Elizabeth.

Published in 2013