Winner of Nineteen National Culinary Awards! | Open Day: 07 November 2015 9:00am – 12:00pm


The HTA School of Culinary Art, run under the leadership of Stephen Billingham, current President of the South African Chefs Association, is one of South Africa’s premier Chef schools, conveniently situated in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs and offers a comprehensive course that will equip budding Chefs with the skills to build a career in the challenging and globally competitive world of cuisine.


Established to provide Culinary students with a fundamental grounding in all disciplines relating to the production of top quality cuisine and the ability to manage a kitchen, this award winning school offers unparalleled opportunities to acquire both theoretical knowledge and carefully monitored practical training.

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Although I was set on catering, I had no idea that it might lead to an international career and a multitude of adventures – both good and bad, that would change my whole life and shape my personality and my very being, it changed me from the inside out, and it changed my relationship with my friends and family. Being a Professional Chef has provided me with experiences that money could never buy, and memories that time can’t erode. I’ve worked with people from across the globe, and come to understand and appreciate the religions and cultures of the many countries I’ve worked in and visited. As a result I would like to think that this has made me a more tolerant and open-minded person who can adapt and fit in just about anywhere with just about anyone.”

Justin Norton – Past student of HTA School of Culinary Art


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