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Improving Lives Through Cooking

Since 2009

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The Next Intake

Class 41: April - September 2023

Applications open in February 2023

Future 2023 Intakes

Class 42: July-December
Class 43: October-March 2024

Our Mission

Infinity Culinary Training provides students with the basic cooking skills and essential life skills necessary for immediate employment in the professional kitchen.  Students develop the strength, professional mindset, and confidence necessary to grow a lifelong career and to meet the challenges of the business world.  We have 600 graduates since our founding in late 2009.

A Peek Inside

No one can become a top chef in six months.  It takes years of commitment, hard work, overcoming setbacks, and continued growth.  ICT gives students the tools, guidance, and opportunities to begin their journey, and to prepare for the demanding lifestyle of the professional chef:  The long hours, the hot kitchens, and the many forms of human behaviour.

 

ICT classes are physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding.  Students learn not only the language of the pro kitchen but improve their English through daily reading and writing.  They move quickly and speak loudly.  They practice math, critical thinking, and problem solving.  They find the courage to embrace different cultures and face the fears that can come with new exploration.

 

At first, bodies may be sore from the physical activity, brains may ache from the quest for knowledge.  But these worthy discomforts are merely growing pains.  Learning is a daily exercise and discipline.  It is one step at a time.  It is about never giving up.

 

Students must be able to work nights, weekends, and public holidays.  This frequently represents a total transformation of lifestyle.  To strengthen themselves for the often-grueling conditions, students must find their deepest reserves of passion, purpose, and perseverance.

 

Throughout a student’s (and graduate’s) professional life, obstacles will be encountered in the workplace and within their home communities.  This is where ICT’s unique life skills curriculum is crucial.  Students must learn to manage all challenges in mature and constructive ways.

We stay touch with graduates long after they receive their certificates, offering continued career counseling and concern for all matters at issue for them.  Our all-graduate teaching staff mentor new students and pass on their knowledge and experience gained while building their own lives.  ICT is a large and growing family.

 

We are privileged to witness on a daily basis students taking control of their lives, working toward mastery of their craft, expanding their horizons, and keeping their eyes on their futures and their children’s futures.

Screenshot_2019-06-17 ICT's 300th Gradua

Our 300th Graduate Ceremony

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In Partnership with Woolworths South Africa

Have been provided to Cape Town communities
since April 2020