"As soon as I heard about your initiative I felt that it required support."
President, Republic of South Africa
"Thank you for helping our country."
Ackerman Pick n Pay Foundation
"Thank you very much for giving our young people the opportunity to change their lives around. We as community members can see the change, they have become caring and responsible young leaders in our society. I have been privileged to refer more than twenty young people from Khayelitsha to your institution, most of them graduated and are working, supporting their families. Thank you all so much."
Community Development Worker, Department of Western Cape Province
"I have employed several ICT graduates in my restaurants and applaud the care and attention they give to their students and training. ICT can be an inspiration for culinary professionals everywhere."
Giorgio Nava, Chef/Owner 95 Keerom
"Our experience with ICT chefs has been overwhelmingly positive and we really appreciate the win-win relationship."
Isabel Carstens, Knead Bakery
"The caliber of your students is of such high quality that in the future we would like to only look at recruiting from ICT."
Training Coordinator, South African Maritime Training Academy
"ICT is a growing story of growing lives and jobs."
President, Africa Spice
National Chairman, South Africa's Jewish Board of Deputies
"In one visit to ICT, I saw the integrity of the work and energy
of the students. ICT teaches people to believe in themselves
and to provide for their families, which will affect not only their
personal legacy but the future of our country."
Sustainability Manager, Diageo/Brandhouse
"ICT does more than just teach students how to cook; they
teach people how to reach beyond their everyday realities
toward new hope for themselves and their families. They give
students not just the culinary skills but the life skills essential
to maintain a stable profession and prosperous future."
Food & Nutrition Director, Woman's Day Magazine
2004 Graduate of The Culinary Institute of America
" We have such a great relationship with ICT. We have found some gems coming out of ICT, and sure your 2020 class will be no different."
Human Resources Manager, Ellerman House