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Warwick's Chef Training School, Hermanus, a Culinary Experience
Kevin Warwick, principal and founder of the Warwick’s Chef School has worked in the hospitality industry for many years. He trained in Holland, South Africa and France. Warwick worked as head chef in some of the finer establishments in South Africa and owned a couple of his own catering establishments and restaurants. Warwick served on the South African Chef Association committee in the Western Cape, is a member of the Academy of Chefs and started the Hermanus Restaurateurs Association.
Warwick’s passion for fine food and teaching was his drive to the opening of the Chef School to train classical culinary principals to enthusiastic students.
With his industry knowledge and background, he structured the course to focus on hands-on training and the perfection of skills by repetition to ensure excellence.
Warwick’s Chef Training School has a team of part time culinary lecturers, each an expert in their own field. They all have relevant industry and teaching experience and focus on their speciality subjects such as Wine Appreciation, Butchery, Cake Decorating, Chocolate Work, Health & First Aid and Fire Fighting.
Warwick’s Chef School Lecturing and Demonstrating
- Every day starts with a theory class in our lecture room, before going into our fully equipped training kitchen.
- Each student has their own working station and is provided with all equipment needed.
- Practical training takes place every day, and the basics of good hygiene, knife skills, kitchen fundamentals and organization is instilled while performing their various kitchen tasks.
- All ingredients for practical lessons are provided by the school and students also receive a daily lunch.
We believe that the more practical experience a young student chef has, the more confident and competent they become and the more they become aware and comfortable with the realities of our industry.