Winner of Twenty National Culinary Awards! | Open Day: 3 September 2016 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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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.

CEO Sleep out

  Chef Stephen Billingham of HTA and group Executive Chef David Keir of Fedics Food Services do their bit at the CEO Sleep Out, in Braamfontein by facilitating the production of over a thousand lunch boxes for Johannesburgs homeless. This event took place on the

HTA School of Culinary Art wins City and Guilds Skilled Student Challenge

HTA School of Culinary Art took home the trophy at the Food and Hospitality Expo on the 5th of May for the City and Guilds Skilled Student Challenge. Four Culinary Schools from across the country were selected to compete. Endorsed by City and Guilds International,

2016 HTA In-Service Apprentice Chef of the Year Competition

The HTA In-Service Apprentice Chef of the Year Competition was conceptualized by Stephen Billingham of HTA School of Culinary in 2006 with the first competition held in 2007.   Now in its tenth year, the HTA In-Service Apprentice Chef of the Year Competition sponsored this

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