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Skills training aids hospitality resilience

The Cape Winelands is synonymous with beautiful vineyards, award-winning destinations and renowned for attracting world-famous restauranteurs and chefs to establish iconic cuisine experiences, contributing significantly to the local economy. However, in the wake of the post-pandemic era, building resilience against the backdrop of great losses to this sector has been essential. According to Deloitte, the

Local youth sponsored by Stellenbosch Municipality for hospitality careers

Ending the month of June’s Youth Day celebrations, Stellenbosch-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Bergzicht Training & Development celebrated the certification of its first Food Service Assistance (FSA) class of 2022 on Thursday, 29 June at the Chef’s Trainingand Innovation Academy (CTIA) campus in Devon Valley. Stellenbosch Municipality has awarded the three-year Mayoral Youth Skills Development

2022-07-11T13:05:58+00:00Donors, News, Staff, Success Stories|

Remgro assists with Kayamandi child care empowerment

Thanks to corporate funder Remgro, Stellenbosch-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Bergzicht Training & Development held a certificate ceremony at the Legacy Centre in Kayamandi on Thursday, 23 June to celebrate the completion of its first Community Child Care workshop group of 2022. Presented over four weeks, the four-day Community Child Care programme made a debut

2022-07-13T10:08:35+00:00Donors, News, Staff, Success Stories|

Bergzicht Training & Development celebrates 30th birthday

On 16 March 2022 Bergzicht Training & Development (BTD) celebrated its 30th birthday. Among key role players, its founding member Mrs Cecile Kotzé and long term funders were honoured in style and entertained with endearing humour. Reflecting on overcoming a number of challenges, staff, friends and beneficiaries gathered to rejoice over the success of empowering

2022-03-30T14:30:37+00:00Donors, News, Staff, Success Stories|

Bergzicht Training Campus Feeding Programme ensuring study success for beneficiaries

Thanks to a generous donation from the Jannie Mouton Foundation, Bergzicht Training was able to establish a Campus Feeding Programme in March this year to provide beneficiaries with a light lunch each day after many of the organisation’s beneficiaries had fallen on hard times during the pandemic. “Bergzicht Training contacted the Jannie Mouton Foundation for

New Street Food Vendor Programme upskills former and seasonal hospitality industry employees

With the hospitality and tourism industry shedding jobs due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and a number of lockdowns on the South African economy, Bergzicht Training established the Street Food Vendor Programme to assist alumni in the industry that have lost their jobs to start micro businesses and diversify their hospitality skills. Post-pandemic

Bergzicht Training develops unique early childhood development community course

Seeing a need in communities to train individuals in early childhood development (ECD) to lay the foundation for the children they educate or take care of, Bergzicht Training developed a unique Child Care Community Project, which was presented to 17 individuals recently. According to Bergzicht Training’s Training Manager, Adrian Bezuidenhout, research has shown that the

Bergzicht Training has much to celebrate at Alumni Celebration Day

“We can use hardships like substance abuse, unemployment and poverty as an excuse or a stepping stone to greater things. The day you stepped into Bergzicht Training, you decided that you are not going to be a victim of your circumstances.” These were the words of Jeanneret Momberg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Visit Stellenbosch

Taryn Baadjies has dreams of opening a restaurant one day

Twenty-two year old, Simonsig-born, Taryn Bianca Baadjies is one to look out for in the hospitality industry. Raised by her grandparents, the Bergzicht Training graduate experienced loss at a young age. “I lost my grandmother from cancer when I was 15 years old and unfortunately my grandfather passed away as well the following week. I

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