Chefs Apprentice Program

Want to become a professional chef? THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY!

Edit: 01/06/2015: This article was posted in 2013. The apprentice program might not be available anymore. Please contact Hilton to find out more. 

The Hilton Hotel Cape Town is starting a Chefs Apprentice Program, offering learners to become professional chefs within 3 years. The program will be carried out in cooperation with HTA Johannesburg – South Africa’s leading Culinary Institute. Successful graduates will be awarded with a worldwide recognized City and Guilds certificate.

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How it works

3 years block release program – students work at the Hilton Cape Town City Centre and visit the HTA academy 6 weeks per year

The Hilton Cape Town are looking for individuals that are:

  • are passionate about food
  • are reliable and prepared to make a commitment to the program & work at the hotel
  • have completed minimum Grade 10
  • are over 18 years old If this is you, The Hilton want to get to know you!

For more information on how to submit your CV, please visit the Hilton Cape Town Facebook Page.

Written by Marvin

Founder of FoodBlogSA Media. B.Bus.Sc. - Marketing; M.Bus.Sc- Tourism. A career in destination marketing was calling but then my passion for food took over. Welcome to our restaurant marketing platform.

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  1. Hi and good day

    I have a passion for become a chef,I went to a school called school of skills.
    There is where I start learn about coocking.the school sent me for 8months of practical at convention centre,from their I did 1month at limnoes bakery,then on table mountain.
    I don’t have matric but as a school like schools of skills there is no grades but I did tech4 wich is the finall year at this kida goal in life is just to get my apprenticeship and work forward,I also have a portfolio that I can produce,of my xperience in coocking,but now I’m taking this chance where I can see where I can fit in.
    Your reply would be so much appreciated.

    Thank you so much


  2. I’m interested in going into the culinary world an would like to learn all about cooking. I’m passionate about food, I can watch cooking programs whole day. Its really amazing what you can achieve with simple foods. My dream is to become one of the top chefs. I have no experiece in the culinary field but would really like to pursue my dreams. I’m hard working an a quick learner. I’m looking for an apprentice in the culinary field, if you could let me know when apprentices are available i would really appreciate it.

  3. Good afternoon

    Am very passionate person who intend to pursue my career as a chef. I would life to know more about the apprenticeship and I believe to that my ability will allow me to excel in this path.


  4. Dear Sir\Madam

    my name is pumzile Mkateni and hoping you a wonderful day.I would like to apply for the Chef”s Apprenticeship that will take place at Hilton Hotel in Cape Town.I have a knowledge of cooking but would like to pursue my career and get a Diploma.Please email me for feed back in my cell number and hoping to hear from you soon.

    Yours in Culinary Arts.

  5. Dear Sir\Madam

    I am Phumzile Mkateni and hoping you a wonderful day.Please find the attached copy of my c.v.I am applying for the post of Diploma Chef Apprenticeship in the company.Send me an email or call me in the cell number provided.Hoping to hear from you soon.Please email me for feed back.

    Yours in Culinary Arts.

  6. Hi there,

    i would really appreciate any more information on the chefs apprentice program.

    i am willing to be committed and work hard.not culinary qualified, however i am passionate about cooking and willing to start at the bottom.

    look forward to hearing from you

    thanking you!

  7. Good day,

    I previously sent a message regarding the chef apprentice program run by Hilton hotel in cape town, I did get a reply back saying they would look into 2015 programs available and let me know, so just following up as I am really keen to join the Hilton hotel group as feel I could learn so much and have a passion for cooking.

    thank you for your time and consideration
    Keanu thomas

  8. hi my son is at boland college, studying to become a chef. he needs to do his intership from july 2015. i would like to know how he can apply at your institution/hotel.

    thank you

  9. Dear Sir\Madam

    My name is Pumzile Mkateni and hoping you well.I would like to apply for this Apprenticeship since i have Certificate in this industry and would like to pursue and get a diploma.

    Yours in Culinary Arts.

  10. How do I go about to apply for this apprenticeship.

    If you could get back to me ASAP I would appreciate.

    my number 0785049044

  11. Good day.

    i am interested in studying culinary arts and am wondering by what means can i apply for an apprenticeship.
    I am looking forward to your reply.
    thanks in advance

  12. I would like to apply for the apprenticeship could you possibly send me a email of how to go at it. I am currently working at protea hotel Clarens

  13. Hi,

    I would like to know how to apply for this apprenticeship,as the facebook link to the hilton hotel in this article gives me no information about this opportunity.


  14. Good day im ernestine and would like to know how to apply for this apprenticeship I want to take my career further by becoming a chef and getting more info would be highly appriciated

  15. please help,how do i go about applying for a apprenticeship.i am in grade 12,want to do this nexst year.

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