Who doesnt like chocolate? Certainly not me… I love the stuff. I will put chocolate in and around my face at the first chance I get. This all bodes extremely well as Cape Town is now home to the Capsicum Culinary Studio and it’s specialised chocolate kitchen.
Yes that is indeed correct. The lovely peeps at the Culinary training institution invited me around to come and sample some of the yummiest chocolate inspired edible treats while chocolate expert Executive Chef Alfred Henry talked me and some of the other guests through a little bit of process behind making chocolate. Apart from having near orgasms with every bite of the chocolate goodies, guests also had a chance to learn Chef Alfred’s special macaroon recipe to apply back home (you’re all getting macaroons next time you swing past MCBN HQ).
Capsicum Culinary Studio now offers an 8-week full time Programme in Chocolate Arts and Confectionery, which covers all major facets of being a chocolatier and working with chocolate- including: chocolate tempering, chocolate composition, sugars, production of truffles, moulding chocolate and even chocolate showpieces (think chocolate swans- or don’t). The thing that I thought was the coolest was the fact that those not able to do the full time courses, could choose from a whole range of chocolate short courses that are available to extend their knowledge.
Claudia Katz, CEO of Capsicum Culinary Studio had this to say on the night:
“I’m absolutely delighted to be part of this wonderful achievement for Capsicum Culinary Studio. We’ve planned on doing this for very long and I’m elated that our hard work and especially the hard work of Chef Alfred Henry has paid off. Well done to all and we look forward to having anyone and everyone be part of our new Programme in Chocolate Arts and Confectionery.”
For more information on Capsicum Culinary Studio and the various full time and part time culinary and hospitality programmes
available, call 086 111 CHEF (2433) or visit www.capsicumcooking.co.za.
BOKSBURG TEL: 011 918 2690 • CAPE TOWN TEL: 021 531 6602 • DURBAN TEL: 031 263 2924
JOHANNESBURG TEL: 011 467 1446 • PRETORIA TEL: 012 663 1425
GENERAL ENQUIRIES: 086 111 CHEF (2433) • WEB: http://www.capsicumcooking.co.za/
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