About Us

Our Story

While the province is rich in wildlife and luxe lodges, Limpopo has never had many training providers servicing the Hospitality industry. Seeing the gap in the market, Chef Tommie Hurter opened Limpopo Chefs Academy in Mokopane.

Limpopo is a province known for its vast cultural heritage and history, but not for its academic excellence.

LIMPOPO CHEFS ACADEMY (LCA) AIMS TO CHANGE THIS VIEW!

Owner and founder, Chef Tommie Hurter, graduate of the Capital Hotel School, worked in Canada before returning to Pretoria to open up The Fly Lounge in Pretoria East. When visiting his home province of Limpopo, he was offered a position at Fusion Boutique Hotel before joining the Waterberg FET College as chef lecturer.

This is where he discovered his passion for teaching and to carry over his knowledge of the Hospitality Industry. Aiming to produce high quality scholars and chefs, Limpopo Chefs Academy offers a number of services that aren’t found in the area, namely training in wines and viticulture. The Academy has received a vast amount of support from various hotel groups and hospitality service providers, as the Number 1 choice for training and skills development for existing employees.

Our Partners

Work Team

Chef Tommie Hurter

Principal/Group Executive Chef

Mr Jannes Van Der Wath

Vice-Principal

Chef
Kelly Fowlds

Centre Manager

Chef
Rale Thobela

Senior Lecturer

Chef
Darnell De Beer

Lecturer

Chef
Marco Venter

Lecturer

Chef
Breyton Hannam

Lecturer

Chef
Adriaan Jacobs

Lecturer

Ms
Georgina Maja

Front Dest

Ms
Shoki Setumu

Front Desk

Ms
Ingrid Barnard

Collections Department

Ms
Vonnie Shikwambana

Student Support

Ms
Germarie Potgieter

Finance Department

Ms
Sibongile Mmonoa

Housekeeping

Mr
Thomas Mohlatlole

Facility Maintenance

Ms
Paulina Seolwana

Housekeeping

Ms
Thabitha Rakgeledi

Housekeeping

Become a Professional Chef!

Address

82 Rabe Street,
Mokopane, 0600.

Phone

(015) 491-1226