The Capsicum Industry and Development Team works with hotels and other hospitality businesses across the country to ensure our students have access to the best training opportunities available.
It is important to note that preference of establishment and remuneration during your industry placement is not guaranteed as this may differ from one establishment to another. Your academic requirements as a student should be adhered to in order to ensure successful placement. It is important to remember that student and industry code of conduct is key to placement success.
As part of the Industry Placement process, students are required to prepare their CV's and list 3 industry preferences on their Industry Placement Request Form. The Capsicum Industry and Development Team then researches the available positions at suitable hotels and related establishments.
Industry Placement offers the following:
Culinary skills are universally recognised which means that travel opportunities can take you around the globe. Therefore, whether you want to work at a remote island resort, in a 5-star hotel or on a cruise liner, your culinary qualification is the ticket you need.
Upon completion of a Capsicum programme graduates can possibly be matched with international job prospects (via the International Recruitment Forum organised by the Swiss Education Group (SEG)).
Capsicum is proud to be a stepping stone for our graduates, helping them to further their education and complete a Bachelor's Degree abroad at the Swiss Education Group (SEG). The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (CAA) is an internationally renowned institute for culinary education that forms part of the SEG Group. This world-class institution in Switzerland offers students the chance to live, learn and work in one of the leading countries for hospitality training.
By immersing yourself in the culture, language and way of life, you're bound to gain more than just an exceptional culinary experience. Regardless of the campus you choose, either downtown Lucerne or in Le Bouveret next to Lake Geneva, each establishment offers accommodation and meals, modern training facilities, and industry-leading equipment and technology.
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"Even while I was studying at Capsicum, I gained work experience at various places organised by Capsicum, including Matt Manning, Audacia Wine Farm Market and SA Cheese Festival. After completing my course, I was afforded the opportunity to work in Florida in America. I worked at La Mouette Restaurant when I returned home and I am currently working at The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation in Cape Town.”
- Ukhonaye Mconi (Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking - graduated in 2017)
“Experiencing every aspect of the industry is vital and I believe I gained that from Capsicum. Today, I have an awesome little shop, BillyBoo’s Cakery, where I service Cape Town and surrounds with macarons, custom cakes, and all the sweet treats for any celebration.”
- Lianne Holt, Owner of BillyBoo’s Cakery. (Diploma in Patisserie - graduated in 2008)
“After completing my Diploma at Capsicum, I came to Dubai to pre-open a Japanese concept restaurant named Kyo Café and Lounge on Palm Jumeirah. I was offered to work here from May 2016 until September 2017 in the pastry section. I was offered a position in the pastry kitchen of Renaissance Hotel. This will be the first renaissance hotel to open in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. I will also work for the Morimoto Restaurant which is in association with the Renaissance Hotel in Dubai.”
- Hendrik Pretorius, Currently working at The Renaissance Hotel in Dubai. (Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking - graduated in 2016)