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Silwood School Of Cookery

Award winning Internationally rated BEST CHEF SCHOOL IN AFRICA

Celebrating 60 years!

Award winning and Internationally rated BEST chef school in Africa, boasting student achievements unmatched by any other school.

Silwood Cookery Courses

Professional Courses

Our program offers a unique culinary education with essential skills for top kitchens and food industries.

Fun Hands-on Cookery Classes

Discover evening cookery classes for adults, corporate cooking events, and fun kids' and teens' classes.

Silwood Partners


Silwood Legacy Thrives

Silwood School of Cookery, Africa's best chefs school founded in 1964 by Lesley Faull, boasts 60 years of unmatched student achievements. Led by Alicia Wilkinson, assisted by her daughter Carianne Wilkinson, the family-run institution has an award-winning status and a global reputation for producing top chefs.


“Silwood offered me the foundations to reach where I have gone and still want to go”
James Gaag
Head Chef - La Colombe
"Silwood has painted and paved so many amazing culinary opportunities for me. Silwood has definitely been the foundation and anchor of who I am today as a chef"
Katlego Mlambo
Celebrity Chef

Accolades and Accreditation

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