Tsebo Outsourcing Group congratulates local graduates in collaboration with the hospitality trainee association in Gauteng
Johannesburg – Wednesday, 05 March 2015; Tsebo Outsourcing Group (Tsebo) hosted a graduation ceremony for 54 employee chefs who underwent training on behalf of Fedics, TSAfrika and Food Services this week as part of its internal training programme.
The courses were officiated by the Hospitality Trainee Association and last between 6 to 12 months.
“Tsebo’s internal training programme has helped to enhance the skills of over 600 employees over the last 5 years. The word Tsebo means “knowledge” in Basotho and I’m particularly proud of our efforts to up-skill our chefs, thereby enhancing their future prospects and quality of life,” explained Chris Jardine, managing director of Tsebo Catering.
“Another benefit of the training programme is that our customers can constantly look forward to the latest innovation in food preparation and catering along with the quality that they’ve come to expect from Fedics and TsAfrika,” concluded Jardine.
Vusi Khumalo, a graduate who has worked for Tsebo for over 14 years said, “I was working as a petrol attendant before joining Tsebo so many years ago. I started off as a cleaner but was given the opportunity to enter catering two years later; I have been able to work my way up the ranks with the help of Tsebo’s developmental programs and the guidance of my mentor, John Boehleri. I’ve also managed to get some great experience on sites such as Carnival City and I am now an executive chef at the SAB Training Institute. I’m really positive about my future career after graduating with a National Certificate in Professional Cookery.”
The next group of 44 trainee chefs is expected to graduate in April and Tsebo aims to up-skill approximately 300 employee chefs in 2015.