'Cheffing is not a job, it's a way of life' - Kevin Warwick
How to get to Warwick's Chef Training School Hermanus
The school is situated in The Village Centre, Sandbaai, just before Hermanus in the Western Cape.
Take the N2 from Cape Town/Airport, then take the R43 off-ramp to Hermanus.
Should you be flying down to Cape Town International airport, then you could make use of one of the shuttle services that we recommend to bring you to Hermanus:
Proper Trips 082 990 2002
Splash Shuttle Service 028 316 4004
Bernardus Transfers 083 658 7848
Hermanus & Local Accommodation no Problem
Students are responsible to arrange for their own accommodation.
The school recommends that a rental agency is used to arrange for suitable accommodation in the nearby neighbourhoods of Sandbaai, Onrus, Vermont, Hemel-en-Aarde or Hermanus.
These neighbourhoods are all within a 1-5 kilometer rage from the school.
All the necessary Shops / Laundromats / Petrol stations and restaurants are in close proximity to these neighbourhoods.
Student Life in Hermanus
The Hermanus area is well known for it’s wonderful beaches, whale watching, many different recreational and adventure activities and the fantastic Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Route.
Students also enjoy the vibey evening life and many festivals hosted in the town.
Most students have bikes/ motorbikes/ cars while they are on course. Those without transport quickly fall in with a student lift club
Realistic Chef Training and what Warwick's is all About
What sets Warwick’s Chef School apart from the rest is that we have set our school up to simulate a real life hospitality environment. Students receive intensive individual training in our lab kitchen on a daily basis, but are also exposed to bulk catering and the pressures for real weddings, function & conference catering in our on-site restaurant and function venue, The Class Room.
We thus do not operate with the usual Monday to Friday school schedule approach, but rather get the students into the routine of training over weekends, as will be the norm when they are employed as chefs.
All function catering and training is done under the watchful eyes of our experienced instructors in all the sections for the kitchen including larder, hot kitchen and the pastry section.
This is How We Roll For Warwick's Chef Training School
Warwick’s chef school is an international approved centre to offer the UK Highfield Qualifications. These international programmes are not on the South African National Qualification Framework, but sits on the UK Qualification Framework (RQF) and are regulated by Ofqual (England) and Qualifications Wales.
Warwick’s Chef School is also an approved centre to offer the QCTO Occupational Chef Certificate as well as the City & Guilds International Culinary Arts programmes.
The school is also a training provider for the South African Chef’s Association and a member of the South African Culinary & Hospitality Educators Forum.
Principal Kevin Warwick is a member of the Academy of Chefs, an honour society of the South African Chefs Association, recognising the achievements & dedication of it’s members.
The school is proud to have many graduates working in some of the finest establishments in the country, as well as many who have succeeded in this industry abroad.
Students build their careers in all aspects of the hospitality industry, including: restaurants / hotels / guest houses / game lodges / catering companies / cruise liners / yachts / industrial catering etc.
As each field is suited to specific students, Warwick’s helps to guide graduates in the right direction to build a career path by gaining the right experience along their journey through the culinary industry.
We value a high level of professional pride and belief in teaching our students to work with accuracy while under pressure on a daily basis. This helps prepare the students for the internship period that they complete in the industry during the latter half of the diploma course. We encourage our students to be creative during their practical sessions and experiment with different techniques and trends.
Our aim is to guide our students to have a solid knowledge of the ‘cheffing’ field and to equip them with a wide range of perfected skills to ensure their success in the hospitality industry.
As part of the full time course, students spend time at one of the school’s approved professional hotel/restaurant partners to gain valuable realistic industry exposure, under the guidance of a mentor.
The school is affiliated with many top restaurants and hotels in the surrounding areas.
Students have the opportunity to be mentored by successful chefs who share the school’s passion for training. This work experience secures employment opportunities and references for our graduates.
After the Course
When graduating from Warwick’s, you will be industry ready and fully employable.
With such a need for qualified chefs, our students have no trouble finding employment after their course, both locally and abroad.
We are proud of all our students who work successfully in all the different sections of the hospitality industry and many of them have their own successful restaurants and catering businesses.