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This page is if you live more than 75 km OUTSIDE OF CAPE TOWN


Applications are open for Class 46
- October

  • Downloaded and submitted forms must be printed with "For Class 46 Only."

  • There will be a WhatsApp video-call interview before you are asked to travel to Cape Town for your in-person interviews.


2024 Class Schedule

Class 46:  May - October
Applications now being accepted

Class 47:  July - December
Applications open in May

Class 48:  September - February 2025
Applications open in July

Class 49:  November - March 2025
Applications open in September



6 Months - 3 Phases

There is NO stipend. You will earn NO money until the end of your 4th month of training. You and your family MUST be prepared for this.


8 weeks of kitchen/classroom studies


4-week UNPAID internship in a Cape Town restaurant or hotel


3-month PAID employment in a Cape Town restaurant or hotel

You must successfully complete all three phases in order to receive an ICT certificate.



  • You may NOT apply to ICT if you are the primary caretaker of a child under 2 years of age. The demands of the professional kitchen will interfere with your important parental responsibilities.

  • You must be age 21 or over AT THE TIME YOU APPLY.  There is no upper age limit.

  • Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination is required.

  • Tuition is free.  Matric is not necessary.  Classes are full-time and only in Cape Town.

  • You must give 100% effort at all times.  Class times are 07:00–16:30, Monday through Friday, including public holidays and one weekend day.  You must commit all of your time and energy to your training

  • ICT provides no stipend, transport or accommodation. You must have a stable home and be able to financially support yourself for the entire six months of your training.  This includes always having data and airtime on your phone.
  • Good health and physical fitness are a must.

  • Foreign nationals are welcome to apply. You must have an Asylum Seeker permit or Asylum Status or a Work permit in your passport.

  • If you are accepted to ICT, you must undergo a criminal record check. Having a criminal record will NOT automatically disqualify you from being admitted. Even if you have a criminal record, we encourage you to apply.



  • You must download the application forms ONLY for yourself.  Do not download the forms and give them to another person.

  • Instructions for submitting your forms are on the front page of the forms.  Any incomplete or improperly submitted applications will NOT be considered.

  • You will receive a phone call from Chef Ntombi or Chef Shadreck to inform you of the date and time for your first interview.  You MUST NOT BE ONE MINUTE LATE.

  • You must attend THREE INTERVIEWS to be considered for acceptance.

  • Attending the interviews does not guarantee acceptance to class.

  • NO ONE IS PERMITTED TO POST OUR APPLICATION FORMS ANYWHERE ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA. You may post a link to this page, but not to the application itself.



Know these things BEFORE you apply to ICT.

  • ICT trains people for careers in the professional kitchen. You must want to work hard enough to change your life, find your purpose, and become productive and powerful over a lifetime.

  • The hours are long and hard.  The lifestyle is demanding.  You will leave home early and return home late.

  • You must be able to work nights, weekends, and public holidays.

  • Start to get physically fit.  At ICT, you will do gym every day.  You will be on your feet, moving quickly.

  • Classes are in English only.  We understand that most people struggle with English. That is ok. That is nothing to be ashamed of.  Just be prepared to try your hardest all the time.

  • Drinking alcohol, smoking dagga, or using any other recreational drugs will not be permitted at any time while you are an ICT student.

  • Start building a professional mindset today.  Start reading or watching videos about successful people. Expose yourself to new ideas. Don't just sit at home waiting for a phone call.  If you prepare yourself for your interviews, you will be ahead of the crowd.


By clicking below, I confirm that I have read and understood all of the above, and that I am downloading an ICT application form for MY PERSONAL USE ONLY. I am not  permitted to download the form and give it to anyone else.

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