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Silwood School of Cookery


Silwood School of Cookery 

In celebration of Youth Month, we are joined by students Olwethu Mthembu and Matthew Boltman from Silwood School of Cookery for some kitchen fun.

Silwood School of Cookery is one of South Africa’s most acclaimed cookery schools. It is also the longest established cookery school, with over 57 years and 3 generations of chefs. 

Situated in the picturesque Rondebosch, Cape Town, the school is located on an original 17th century Cape farm, where the stables have been converted into state-of-the-art kitchens, giving a feeling of rich heritage and tradition, combined with new and cutting-edge facilities.

One of the core beliefs of Silwood School of Cookery is that the best chefs have a deep understanding of the ingredients they cook with, therefore, the students of the school learn how to grow and harvest their own produce in the school’s organic vegetable and herb gardens.

Today, we meet two of the school’s current students, Olwethu Mthembu and Matthew Boltman. 

From a young age, Olwethu has always had a fascination with working with her hands and being able to create wonders out of nothing. Soon, she came across the Food Network channel and was inspired to start experimenting with food; however, it was only after completing Consumer Studies practicals and joining her school’s catering society, that she realised that she wanted to pursue a career in the culinary industry.

Like his fellow peer, Matthew’s love of cooking stemmed from his childhood and he considers it to be a lifelong passion. Over the years, he developed a keen interest for research and practice of all things culinary, and hopes to experience different cultural cuisines around the world after he completes his studies. 

Website: https://www.silwood.co.za
Facebook: @SilwoodSchoolofCookery 
Twitter: @silwood
Instagram: @silwoodkitchen

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