Winner of Twenty Two National Culinary Awards! | Open Day: 20 May 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm


The HTA School of Culinary Art, an Internationally Accredited Chef School, 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.

Internationally Accredited Programmes:

Our full-time 2 year and 1 year programmes are accredited by City and Guilds. Upon graduation students can gain entry into the challenging yet exciting career of Professional Cooks around the world.

Open Day

Although I was set on becoming a Professional Chef, 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.”

Jerome Norton – Past student of HTA School of Culinary Art and

Past member of the Culinary Olympic Team SA


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Alexia Damianou, winner of the very first HTA School of Culinary Art Legacy competition

Congratulations to Alexia Damianou, winner of the very first HTA School of Culinary Art Legacy competition that took place on Saturday, 17 September 2016. Well done to all finalists. Runner Up: Motheba Makhetha Second Runner Up: Frankie van der Merwe

Congratulations to Brenden Fouche

Congratulations to Brenden Fouche a 2nd Year student,at HTA. Brenden won the jnr McCain Tribute to Good Taste Competition at Info Chef 2016.

What can I do if I become a Chef?

What can I do if I become a Chef? Airline Chef, Cruise Line Chef, Private Chef to a Famous Person, Domestic Chef, Hospital Chef – Dietician, Canteen Chef, Lodge Chef, Private Yacht Chef, Pastry Chef / Baker, Research Chef (Unilever, Tigerbrands, I&J, Woolworths), Demonstration Chef,

E.TV’s breakfast show “Sunrise”

HTA School of Culinary Art training trio Chefs Given, Lerato and Madumo, have been appointed to run the cooking feature for E.TV’s breakfast show “Sunrise”.  To be viewed Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays between 06:00am and 08:30am. The three Chefs will be cooking up a storm

Chocolate & Coffee Expo at Monte Casino, Pastry Chef Minette Smith from HTA doing demonstrations at the Beyers Chocolate Theatre. Assisted by Nomcebo, from the HTA Pastry Team. Thank You Beyers Chocolate & Callebaut for your continues support.