CommunitySingita Community Culinary School – SerengetiSerengeti - Tanzania
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Cooking up a storm in the Serengeti

Following the success of our founding school in Kruger National Park, the Singita Community Culinary School (SCCS) was established to nurture the talent of young aspiring chefs from the communities surrounding our lodges. As the demand for qualified chefs in Tanzania’s thriving hospitality and tourism industry grows, so the role of a facility like the SSSC has become ever more important. The school also serves to promote professional cooking as a highly-skilled occupation that offers great prospects for employment, helping members of the local community to expand their horizons exponentially and provide support for their family and community as a whole.

Key Successes:

of intensive learning has resulted in the majority of our founding class being offered positions in Singita Grumeti kitchens

A second classsquiggle

is in full swing and showing much promise

How it works:
  • A competitive application process ensures that we only accept a class of students that not only have the potential, but the character and will to become a chef.
  • The rigorous 18-month course combines theory components, completed in the classroom and online, with intensive practical training in the school and lodge kitchens.
  • The class work also focuses on developing skills such as professionalism, customer service and effective communication to ensure that each student graduates with a well-rounded set of skills to succeed.
  • Students graduate with a strong foundation from which to launch their career and find a job in a professional kitchen. Many of the chefs graduating from the school are offered employment in our kitchens at Singita Grumeti where they are able to continue refining their skills and progressing through the ranks.
How to help:Sponsor a student through the Singita Grumeti Fund Scholarship Programme
  • Sponsor a student - USD 4,500 for the full course for one student
  • Sponsor a whole class of students – USD 36,000 for the full course for eight students
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