Leading by example, Lulama Magatya (Chef, &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve) and William Witham (Chef, &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge) achieved their Quality Council for Trade and Occupations (QCTO) National qualifications as Chefs.
This was no small feat. To qualify for this certification, Lulama and William needed firstly to secure their Pru Leith Culinary Institute Occupational Certificate: Chef (Level 5). This professional qualification is aimed at candidates that have worked in the industry for several years. It requires a Portfolio of Evidence (a formal compilation of material relating to their experience, menus, recipes, awards, qualifications and certifications) and includes a rigorous theoretical and practical assessment.
Following the successful completion of these assessments, Lulama and William gained entry to the trade test – a final, two-day theoretical and practical evaluation for the QCTO Chef qualification.
In addition to their National Chef qualifications, Lulama and William are now also qualified Assessors who will guide and shape those &Beyonders starting on their journey to culinary accreditation.