Our Guarantee:



- Rebecca Hurst, CEO


Your DREAM CAREER as a Chef, Baker, Restaurant Owner, Pastry Chef, A Private Chef, Food Stylist or Entrepreneur is just one step from becoming a reality! 


What we have on offer:

Our qualification combines a solid foundation in the classic techniques of both cooking and baking. It’s a proven recipe of whisking up just the right quantities of practical and theory.
Our qualification will train you for a variety of career outcomes including the exciting mobile lifestyle of a chef, baker or culinary professional! You will learn everything you need to know about how to take a future leadership role in a kitchen and how to manage your own business!
Our super star alumni talent is found in so many kitchens both here in SA and overseas. You need to look no further than the Michelin Star JAN Restaurant in Nice, France where star graduate Rutger Eysvogel is Head Chef, the award winning Foliage restaurant in Franschhoek, owned by our very talented Chris Erasmus, visit Carolize Coetzee, Head Chef at Tokara Restaurant, Tal Smith cook book author and owner at Sababa Deli, watch Lentswe Bhengu who is a judge on the Great SA Bake-off or why not jump on a plane and visit Etienne Truter, Executive Chef at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, Korea?
Great practical experience is gained as you are taught by our dedicated Chefs and Front of House Team in our exclusive on-site practical training areas which include a production bakery/ pastry kitchen, hands on practical kitchen with 24 fully equipped individual work stations as well as a bistro style student restaurant which offers great experience in both the hot kitchen and front of house service.
You also get to earn while you learn. Paid internships at a local restaurant or hotel are going to be organized especially for you.
Extra pocket money can also be earned when working on weekends in our restaurant and function venue. If you are serious about a career in baking, cooking and hospitality management, come join our family at the “Super Cool Culinary School”


1You get to join our family – we become your “home away from home”
2We like having FUN so prepare yourself for lots of laughter
3We will look after you. Our true value will be delivered in the quality of your overall campus experience and how belonging to our family will make you feel. We are known for changing our student’s lives and inspiring greatness
4Our experienced team of Chefs, Lecturers and Mentors will surround you with their care and expertise and INSPIRE YOU TO LIVE BIG and be successful
5EARN while you learn – our students enjoy supervised, paid internships during their studies
6Travel the World – Our graduates get to work in many countries on every continent and earn salaries in strong currencies
7We guarantee to help all graduates find a job

Your Dream Culinary Career is Just One Easy Step Away!

A Globally Recognized Vocational Qualification as a Chef on completion.

Commences last week of January and June of each calendar year.

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The Hurst Campus 

The perfect choice for your Culinary Arts Training as a Chef


The perfect blend of classroom with practical, in a totally FUN kitchen culture that inspires learning


Travel the World – Our graduates work in many of the COOLEST countries on every Continent, earning pay in strong currencies


EARN while you learn – All students enjoy paid internships during study


22 years of moulding successful Graduates, now rolling in the dough


 Education is necessary and should be fun


We change lives, we will COACH and MENTOR you too success

Your Dream Culinary Career is Just One Easy Step Away!

A Globally Recognized Vocational Qualification as a Chef on completion.

Commences last week of January and June of each calendar year.


The Hurst Campus is a registered and accredited institution with:


Registered as a Private College with the Department of Education. Registration Number: 2018/FE07/010

A Skills Development Provider for QCTO (Quality Council for Trades & Occupations) Accreditation Number: SDP1228/17/008

A Member of APPETD – The Association of Private Providers of Education Training and Development

department of higher education training
appetd member
quality council for trades occupations

Working Alumni Testimonials

Evelyn Salies
Dear Rebecca and Team. My utmost thanks and appreciation to everyone at the Hurst Campus for making Danielle’s journey an experience she will always remember and be grateful for.You did not just skill her theoretic principles, but she is now skilled to go out there and be a proud individual, not on her own accord, but to recognize that life is also about your fellow man’s assistance and walking your path with pride and joy.Thank you for assisting on setting her on route on her journey and may you as the Hurst Campus go from strength to strength.
Thandolwethu Rebe
I successfully completed a 2-year diploma in Food preparation and wine course in 2016. Hurst campus opens you to an exciting culinary experience that not only amazes you at every turn but also shows you the in depth behind the scenes hard work and dedication that goes into food preparation and wine pairing. Throughout my course we undertook various modules that are practical to the culinary and hospitality industry. The teaching methods are fun and educational and I can truly say that the Hurst campus will have you more than prepared for the exciting world of fine dining. All lecturer's s are well seasoned members of the industry therefore we get vital first-hand knowledge, tricks and tips of the trade. Not only did Rebecca the director of the school help me build a good foundation for my career but she also helped me personally when i was going through the hardest time in my life and also assisted me financially, she has compassion and she truly wants us to succeed. Anyone thinking of pursuing a culinary career can rest assured that Hurst Campus will prepare you with the highest levels of skills needed to succeed in the industry and the lecturers will always be there with unlimited knowledge and friendly teaching methods to ensure a candidate reaches their highest possible potential. Hurst campus prepared me well and helped me secure employment after graduation. My journey has just begun, are you ready to begin yours? In the meantime, I'll be cooking delicious dishes somewhere across the globe. Till you join the Hurst campus, bon appetite...!!!
Brenda Wilkinson
I was in awe of Rebecca after our first meeting! She is a lady in every sense of the word but added to that is her integrity, loyalty , discipline and drive , not only allowing her staff and pupils to give of their best at all times, but to give all of herself to them at all times! A true leader who not only promises but produced the best in the business!BRENDA WILKINSON | RIO LARGO OLIVE OIL

Your Dream Culinary Career is Just One Easy Step Away!

A Globally Recognized Vocational Qualification as a Chef on completion.

Commences last week of January and June of each calendar year.

+27 74 147 0801

132 Main Road, Paarl,

Western Cape, 7646


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