Stephen Morris


Stephen Morris heads up the Skills Kitchen, a Johannesburgbased non-profit that operates through the Southern Sun Centre for Culinary Excellence, under the auspices of the South African Chefs Association. The 16-station state-of-the-art kitchen cost about R5-million to build and is aimed at developing skills in the industry, particularly focusing on junior cooks, kitchen attendants and chefs from taverns and B&Bs in the townships. The group offers one, five and 10-day courses with prices well below the industry average. Morris creates course material, gives demonstrations, lectures and works with sponsors who donate equipment and funds. Morris completed certificate and diploma level courses in professional cookery and culinary arts at City & Guilds in London, both of which he passed with distinction. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Brown's, Rivonia, Johannesburg