Partners & Sponsors

The Prue Leith Chefs Academy is very proud to work closely in partnership with other professionals in the field of the Culinary Arts, Hospitality and related spheres of business.

We choose to align our brand and join forces with other like minded companies and individuals with the sole purpose of offering the highest standard of culinary education possible in South Africa. It is with the continuous and generous support of our partners and sponsors that we do this, ensuring that the future of our industry is being created at Prue Leith today.

Partners and Sponsors

Acqua Panna

The still water of fine dining. Not all waters are alike. Each mineral water features a unique composition, an exclusive mix of minerals that makes its taste pleasing to the palate.

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From a farm to a company that for more than a century have vouched for the quality of their products thanks to the passion of the Mutti family; a passion made up100% of Italian tomatoes.

Mutti has a past full of history, innovation and quality. MUTTI invented concentrated tomato paste in a tube and tomato vinegar, the company is also a product innovator with the launch of finely chopped tomatoes, Mutti is also the first company to certify all its products with the "Certified Integrated Production" label; more recently, a close cooperation with WWF to analyse and reduce the carbon and water footprint along its entire supply chain.

"Our mission is to bring this fruit to its highest level."

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Kitchen Aid

In 1908 an engineer by the name of Herbert Johnson saw a baker using a metal spoon to mix bread dough. He was inspired by his observation and invented the first ever commercial mixer for the Hobart company. It took another 10 years for the factory to create a mixer that could be used in a domestic environment: in 1918 the Hobart mixers made their entrance to the residential homes.

The first women to try these new inventions were the Hobart company spouses and one of them exclaimed: “All I know is it’s the best kitchen aid I’ve ever had”. And thus, the name KitchenAid was born. Nearly 100 years later, KitchenAid, the mother – or rather grandmother – of all mixers is better and stronger than ever. The iconic design graces the Museum of modern Art as a true “Icon of American Design” and passionate gourmets all over the world claim their KitchenAid to be the heart of their kitchen.

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W.L. COLE (PTY) LTD has been the premier supplier to the hospitality industry for nearly 50 years. Whether a hotel, restaurant, bar, conference centre or spa, as a one stop shop carrying thousands of stock items we supply almost all the requirements of our customers in the hospitality industry at the most competitive prices.

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Birkenstock's professional shoe range meets these requirements. The shoes are made in Germany, to German quality and precision. The soles are anti-slip and grease resistant, perfect for demanding kitchen environments. The soles are highly flexible and shock absorbent.

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WIZBAKE specialises in the supply of equipment and moulds for pastry and chocolate kitchens. We endeavour to promote the latest trends and equipment relating to these fields and offer demonstrations and workshops as well in order to promote this field of expertise.

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Bormioli Rocco

Based in Parma since 1825, Bormioli Rocco is today an international leader in the production of glassware for Food Service and Retail channels, with a wide range of drinkware, barware, tableware and preserving jars. The company is an ambassador of the Italian style for table decoration.

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ALMA is the world's leading international educational and training centre for Italian Cuisine. ALMA educates chefs and sommelier from all around the world, forming professionals of Italian Cuisine with training programs at the highest level, executed by world's leading teachers.

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Hygiene Disposable

Our aim at Hygiene Disposables is to provide the Hygiene Industry with the best possible range of Hygienic products that are Food Grade and Medically Certified, HACCP supported, convenient, quality and cost effective. We are committed to our customer hygiene care and the improvement of the service we provide.

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Swift Silliker

Since its inception in 1991 as the first commercial food-testing laboratory of its kind in South Africa, Swift Silliker (Pty) Ltd has built a brand name synonymous with quality and service.Swift Silliker provides a comprehensive product-safety service to the food and beverage, cosmetics, hospitality and related industries throughout the SADC region from its two branches in Claremont, Cape Town and Midrand, Gauteng.

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Accreditation and Membership

City & Guilds

City & Guilds offers learners over 500 qualifications in 28 industry areas – so that they can learn skills that equip them to fulfil their career ambitions or enrich their leisure time.

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The South African Chefs Association is a non-profit organisation, surviving solely on sponsorship. Without the generosity from the below sponsors, patrons and partners, we would not be able to fulfil our mandate of reflecting South Africa's culinary diversity and promoting the art and science of cookery.

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The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) was initiated in November 2004 in order to inform and educate all participants in the seafood trade.

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Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) was formed whenthe then National Department of Education was split into two: DBE and the DHET. DHET is tasked with the responsibility for the coordination of the education and training sub-systems of post-school education, including universities.

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A SETA's main function is to contribute to the raising of skills - to bring skills to the employed, or those wanting to be employed, in their sector. They have to do this by ensuring that people learn skills that are needed by employers and communities./p>

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