The Francois Ferreira Academy is very proud of the fact  that all of our past students have found employment at various establishments within the hospitality Industry. Many of them have also ventured into opening their own businesses, B&B’s, restaurants, lodges, catering companies just to name a few.

Most chefs seem to be nomadic and move regularly from one place to another as they work themselves up the ranks, many also leave South Africa to gain more experience in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. For this reason we like to keep track of them, to see how they grow and blossom into brilliant chefs and continue to be a credit to the FFA. We hope their achievements  will inspire you and help you make your decision.

 StudentCurrent EmploymentProgramme Completed
1Catherine EybersCulinary Producer for Kokkedoor/ Koekedoor & Koekedoortjie & My Kitchen RulesFFA – Diploma Food Preparation
2Ruan BoshoffHead Chef – Bungalows, Plettenberg BayFFA – Diploma Food Preparation
3Nastassia DelportSous Chef – Hvar, SplitskoDalmatinska, Croatia
4Vernon WrightExecutive Chef: Pinnacle Point, Mossel BayFFA – Diploma Food Preparation
5Anthony ClarkDemi-chef Pastry, MalaysiaSACA – Diploma Food Preparation & Advance Diploma: Patisserie
6Hazel HoffmanHetta’s Food, GeorgeSACA – Diploma Food Preparation & Advance Diploma: Patisserie
7Genevive Du PreezRosenhof, GeorgeSACA – Diploma Food Preparation & Advance Diploma: Patisserie
8Tammy Le RouxDemi – Chef Fancourt, George SACADiploma Food Preparation & Advance Diploma: Patisserie
9Kayla BothaOudtshoorn FFA – Diploma Food Preparation & Advance Diploma: Patisserie
10Dean BosmanHarbour Group, Cape TownFFA – Diploma Food Preparation
11Mlungisi LewisPappa G Restaurant, GeorgeCater Care
12 Jamie-Lee KiewietsNina’s, George SACA – Certificate Food Preparation 2017
13Bradley GreylingWorking in USA
14Lucrecia CloeteSACA Diploma Food Preparation & Advance Diploma: Patisserie 2016
15Ruzaan ManewilSACADiploma Food Preparation & Advance Diploma: Patisserie 2017
16Yongama ChulwaysThe BenchBarrista, George Cater Care 2015
17YonelaThe BenchBarrista, George Cater Care 2015
18Branwil MelvilleCappucino’s, Garden Route Mall SACA – Diploma Food Preparation & Advance Diploma: Patisserie 2017
19Cheri-Lynn SpeelmanFacilitator, Francois Ferreira AcademyFFA – Diploma: Food Preparation & Advance Diploma : Pattiserie 2015 / 2016
20David JohnstoneOwn Baking business – DJ in the mixDistance Learner – Diploma: Food Preparation & Advance Diploma : Pattiserie – 2015/ 2016
21Debbie ThomasLecturer, Francois Ferreira Academy Distance LearnerDiploma: Food Preparation & Advance Diploma : Pattiserie – 2015/ 2017
22Marquin Jantjies101 On Meade Restaurant, GeorgeFFA – Diploma: Food Preparation 2011
23Dale Van DeventerWorking as a Chef in the UKFFA – Diploma: Food Preparation 2011
24Kelsey ReynoldsSerendipity Restaurant, WildernessFFA – Diploma: Food Preparation 2011
25Sine SwanepoelOwn businessFFA – Diploma: Food Preparation 2010
26Rainer RuschbichlerChef at Boschendal Wine Estate, StellenboschFFA – Diploma: Food Preparation 2010
27Terri-Leigh MorrisChef at Dias Strand Hotel, Mossel BayFFA – Diploma: Food Preparation 2010
28Marileze ZeelieFFA – Diploma: Food Preparation 2010
29Anzelle ZeelieRoute 57, MosselbayDistance Learner – Diploma: Food Preparation
30Nicholas GriffithsWorking in DubaiFFA – Diploma: Food Preparation 2009
31Helena De KockOwn Catering BusinessDistance Learner – Diploma: Food Preparation
32Marron SchaafMarried to a Michael O’ Neil & both working as Chefs in AustraliaDistance Learner – Diploma: Food Preparation
33Andre SmitBeans About Coffee, GeorgeDistance Learner – Diploma: Food Preparation
34Jane Van JaarsveldCo-Owner La Rosa Blu, GeorgeDistance Learner – Diploma: Food Preparation
35Shanel Wright F&B / Function Coordinator – Surval, OudtshoornDistance Learner – Diploma: Food & Beverage & Accommodation Services & Reception Services
36Tara BaillieOwn Business – Cakes / Catering, GeorgeDistance Learner – Diploma: Food Preparation
37Angela MachinguraVan Rensburgs Foods, GeorgeDistance Learner – Diploma: Food Preparation
38Sinè Morris-SwanepoelOwner of Calan’s Bake House in Wilderness and Owner of Mama Mira’s in George.
39Rainer RaschbichlerEstate Butcher for Boschendal Wine Estat