Alumni

Mandy Nicole Sing

Chef Mandy 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 months 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.

Kganya Molebatsi

I was a culinary student at the JHB Culinary and Pastry School for the years 2017 to 2018.

My time at the JHB Culinary and Pastry School was nothing short of amazing because I had learnt a lot and Chef Rayverne, my lecturer, had a great impact towards my growth as an individual young chef and she always encouraged me to love what I do at all times.

With all of the knowledge and skill in have gained at the JHB Culinary and Pastry School, it made me to take charge of the opportunities no matter how big or small, that are given to me, such as working abroad at the Broadmoor hotel a five star five diamond in Colorado springs USA.

Working abroad for a year was mind blowing and it was an experience of a lifetime. It was everything I expected and more, the long hours, the pressure of peak season and the responsibility of being in charge and owning up to the tasks given to you. But all in all there was room for improvement in each day and with that it made me realize that if I could make it in a big hotel such as the Broadmoor I can make it anywhere with a resilient, strong and positive attitude of cause.

I will forever be grateful for JHB Culinary and Pastry and for the platform that uplifts our passion for food as chefs…

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 Jarlyne was very welcoming to them, took them around the premises and gave all the necessary information. It felt like a cloak had been put on her shoulders and she knew that this was the place and the people she wanted to do her 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 then decided to start her very own business from home.