Our Staff

  • Zanele

    Zanele Mdokwana, Chef/Lecturer

    Chef Zanele is a graduate of ICT’s 8th class, mid 2012.  She worked briefly at Moyo, then became an essential part of Savoy Cabbage, where she ran the sauté section. She is now ICT’s head of kitchen curriculum, and has one son, Mvuzo.

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  • SIndi 2015

    Nolusindiso Rosi, Chef/Lecturer

    Chef Sindi earned her certificate in early 2012, as a member of ICT’s 7th class  — and the first student ever to earn a final grade of 100%.  After graduation, she worked at Wings in Flight and Il Cappero.  Chef Sindi is our head of …

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    Nceba Nyoka, Assistant Chef/Lecturer

    A 2010 graduate, Nceba has visited five continents, cooking aboard ships for Maersk Line and Safmarine. After deciding to dock permanently in Cape Town, Nceba joins the ICT staff and brings the knowledge and experience of having traveled the world.  

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    Melinda van Staden, Operations and Culinary Arts Manager

    Melinda is a graduate of Prue Leith Chefs Academy.  For 10 years, she worked for the Seasons in Africa Group, becoming the Executive Chef, then Food & Beverage Manager, at Hollow on the Square Hotel in Cape Town.  As a long-time volunteer with ICT, Melinda …

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  • Barrystudents

    Barry Berman, Executive Director

    After spending 26 years in Los Angeles, California, Barry now lives in Rhinebeck, New York. He made his first excursion to South Africa in January of 2008. At that time, he knew little of the country, but has since made Cape Town his home away …

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  • Guest Chefs

    Guest Lecturers

    These are some of the chefs and business professionals who have been kind enough to offer the students their advice, insights and expertise.  

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