If you’re keen to become a chef, then you should enter Capsicum Culinary Studio’s competition where there are seven bursaries worth almost R750 000 available as prizes.
The main prize in the competition is a three-year chef programme that’s QCTO accredited and worth R200 000. The prize includes a full chef uniform, ingredients and a chef’s knife set. There are also six regional bursaries for one-year programmes worth R90 000 up for grabs.
The school has campuses around SA, namely in Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. So how to enter? Create a dish – sweet or savoury – using a red capsicum pepper or any other red ingredient; take a good, clear photo and upload it onto your Instagram page and use the hashtag #CapsicumTalent. Contestants will also have to enter their details at www.capsicumcooking.com to qualify for the competition.
Following the judging of all entries, finalists will be chosen to participate in a cook-off on June 28 at the Capsicum’s campus closest to them, where they will have to prepare the dish they entered on Instagram, using their own ingredients.
The winners chosen at each campus will then compete in a national cook-off, using ingredients from a mystery basket, which will be held at Capsicum’s Rosebank campus in Johannesburg on Saturday, August 31. Transport to and from Johannesburg will be provided for all regional semi-finalists
All information, competition details and rules and regulations are also available at www.capsicumcooking.com