Application to be a Student


Our classes are now SIX MONTHS in duration rather than the previous three.  Each class will consist of:

1) 8 weeks of kitchen/classroom study
2) 4 weeks of professional, unpaid internship (transport only paid)
3) 3 months of required employment (paid)

2015-2016 Class Schedule

1 October 2015 – 18 March 2016
(applications closed)

4 February 2016 – 22 July 2016
(applications being accepted;
application deadline: 1 December 2015)

28 April 2016 – 14 October 2016
(applications not yet being accepted)

21 July 2016 – 6 December 2016
(applications not yet being accepted)

13 October 2016 – 31 March 2017
(applications not yet being accepted)


INFINITY: forever, never ending.
CULINARY: all things related to the art of cooking and preparation of food.
TRAINING: the combination of education, knowledge, skills and the personal discipline required to reach one’s chosen goal; also, the breaking of old bad habits and developing new good habits.

Infinity Culinary Training (ICT) trains South African women and men for entry-level jobs in the professional kitchen.

The first requirement for success is 100% dedication to learning, growing and facing the challenges that come with changing one’s life for the better.  Being an ICT student will demand your full time and energy, passion and commitment.  Nothing less will do.

Once you are in the working world, there are long hours and hot kitchens. You must be able to work nights, weekends and public holidays.  The professional kitchen is not for everyone.  The question you must seriously ask yourself before applying to ICT is, “Might it be for me?”

Please read this entire page and think about each point before making your application.  We welcome your interest in Infinity Culinary Training and wish you only the best in your life.


Important Information – Please Read Thoroughly Before Making Application

  • IMG_0874In an effort to promote international unity and tolerance within South Africa, ICT may now accept a maximum of two non-South African citizens per class session. All applicants not born in South Africa must provide proof of legal residence within South Africa and a valid work permit along with your application.
  • Anyone over 18 years of age may apply.
  • Tuition is free. All qualified students are given full bursaries.
  • ICT receives over 100 applications for each class session.
    12-16 people are admitted to each class.
  • All students must adequately speak, read and write English.
  • No prior cooking experience is necessary.
  • IMG_2112-croppedMatric is not necessary.
  • You must be able to be in class from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, as well as one weekend day (either Saturday or Sunday)
  • Your life at home must be stable enough to allow you to make your full commitment to your training.
  • Good health and energy is necessary.
  • You must be able to financially support yourself for the 12 weeks of training.
  • KJYou are responsible for your own transport costs to and from the class.  The nearest station to the school is Old Mutual.  The school is a 10-minute walk from there.  You must also own a phone and always have airtime.
  • You must be ready and willing to face your personal demons and to work harder than you have ever worked before.
  • ICT does not guarantee that you will get a job at the end of the course. We will assist in your job placement, but what you do with it – what you do with your future – is in your hands.

Application Deadline

  • IMG_3082The application deadline for the October, 2015, class is 1 September, 2015.
  • Instructions for submitting your application will be found on the last page of the application.
  • Filling out an application does not guarantee your acceptance to the school.


Click here to download an application