April 5, 2019

Capsicum and The Private Hotel School Partner with Leading International Digital Learning Platform


South Africa’s largest chef school and the country’s foremost hospitality educator have signed an agreement with a leading online training company in the hospitality sector.

Both Capsicum Culinary Studio and The Private Hotel School (TPHS) have partnered with Lobster Ink, the hospitality industry’s training partner of choice.

This means that all Capsicum and TPHS students will have access to a selection of courses – at no extra cost. The courses are comprised of detailed videos, via their enterprise-class learning platform and used by some of the world’s finest hospitality establishments.

ProChef®, an internationally-accredited training programme for contemporary chefs and culinary teams, is part of Lobster Ink’s extensive learning library. It teaches core food science principals, the latest techniques and the why behind the how.

“Three factors led to the decision to acquire the Lobster Ink product into our teaching and learning portfolio – the nature of the current generation of students, technological advancements and the demands placed on higher education institutions to adequately prepare students for the workplace.

We believe that a traditional lecture format is no longer the best means to teach students and while we cannot move away from it entirely, our aim is to introduce alternative means to better address the needs of a diverse student body who all engage with the learning process very differently.”
Says Capsicum and Private Hotel School MD Renee Hill

“Lobster Ink produced the ProChef® 1 Learning Path in collaboration with the Culinary Institute of America. This state-of-the-art product gives our students access to top quality video material to consume prior to attending their theory lessons, giving them exposure to topics and concepts so they may rationalise these before the same content is taught by their lecturer. This helps them retain information easily and take learning further during class discussions. It is an extremely valuable tool to add to our students’ learning material and since it is included in their course fees, everyone has access.”
Adds Erika Theron, academic manager of Capsicum and TPHS

“Having been exposed to the rigour and knowledge required in my own apprenticeship, I understand the foundation it sets for a successful culinary career. To bring our industry-leading online training, created in partnership with The Culinary Institute of America, to Capsicum Culinary Studio and TPHS, makes me extremely excited for the future of South Africa’s aspiring culinarians.”
Wolfgang Lindlbauer, CEO Hospitality, Lobster Ink, says of the partnership

Capsicum campuses:

  • Boksburg: Unit 6, Bartlett Lake Office Park, Cnr Leith and Trichards Roads, Boksburg
  • Pretoria: Menlyn Square, Ground Floor, South Building, 134 Aramist Ave, Waterkloof Glen.
  • Johannesburg: 3 Keyes Ave, Rosebank.
  • Port Elizabeth: 67 Newton Street, Newton Park.
  • Cape Town: 6th Floor, Rex Trueform Office Park, 263 Victoria Rd, Salt River.
  • Durban: 300 Granada Square, 16 Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga Rocks.

For more information see the Capsicum Culinary School.

The Private Hotel School campuses:

  • Johannesburg: 3 Keyes Ave, Rosebank.
  • Stellenbosch: 33 Stellenbosch Vlottenburg Rd

For more information see the Private Hotel School.