Alumni

Mandy Nicole Sing

Started out as a student in 2015 and graduated in 2017, now holding the qualification in Pastry and Culinary. She endeavored on an exchange student program in France Dijon where she spent 3 month at La Castle. Chef Mandy has now decided to pursue her passion for teaching the craft.

Lucky Masinya

Chef Lucky, got to travel from South Africa to London for the ultimate work experience.
He spent three weeks in some of the top culinary and catering establishments in England, including the Ritz. He even prepared food for the Brit Awards. Chef Lucky is now our Pastry Lecturer and is extremely passionate.

Lyle Britton

Chef Lyle started at JCPS in 2016. He was given the Seabiscuit Foundation Scholarship Program at JCPS. He honored his program by working very hard as a student and always giving a helping hand to the school whenever needed. Chef Lyle is now a CDP for a 4 star hotel - Thaba Eco Hotel.

Nicola Domingues

Chef Nicola started at the JHB Culinary and Pastry School in 2014, Chef Nicola was one of the very first students that took on the Diploma in Culinary Arts 2 year course and completed it with a distinction in 2015. She then decided to do a Pastry course at that point Chef Nicola was like family. In 2017 Chef Nicola graduated as a Culinary and Pastry Chef. Hard work definitely pays off as today Chef Nicola is the Head Chef of a Portuguese Restaurant in South of Johannesburg.

Esther Botha

It was in 2012, at the age of 50, that Chef Esther decided to do a Chefs course. She was involved in the food industry for a couple of years at the time. She was strongly advised against it by a Chef already in the industry, but decided to go ahead and get the training regardless. Chef Esther and her daughter paid a visit to Maboneng one Sunday, when they saw JCPS Chef’s School. Jarlyne was very welcoming to them, took them around the premises and gave all the necessary information. It felt like a cloak has been put on her shoulders and she knew that this was the place and the people she wanted to do my course through! Chef Esther enrolled for the Culinary Arts diploma in 2015 -2016. Two of the most difficult years but also two of the best years of her life so far!!! Chef Esther was offered a Hospitality teaching position at the end of 2016 and stayed until 2017. Chef Esther resigned at the end of 2017 to start her very own business from home.
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