SACA Study Assistance Funds and Bursaries help young chefs in training

SACA Study Assistance

Thanks to the support of its generous sponsors, the South African Chefs Association is able to offer structured study assistance funds and bursaries for young trainees studying to become a chef.

The Bill Gallagher Study Assistance Fund bridging fund offers financial support towards the purchase of study aids such as textbooks and resources, uniforms, knives, course related field visits, examination fees, course fee subsidies.

It does not award cash or bursaries, and is a ‘top up’ fund for students who are already enrolled in training programmes to become a chef, who require additional assistance to complete their studies.

The Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund offers financial support of R30 000 towards the tuition fees of the current year of study at any SACA-approved culinary Institution. The Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund does not award cash directly to the student; this money goes to the school to contribute towards the tuition fees.

Funds for both the Bill Gallagher Study Assistance Fund and the Bryan Montgomery Study Assistance Fund are allocated to worthy candidates according to a structured application approval system.

Please note that no cash is given to successful recipients of Study Assistance. The Fund will allocate the appropriate amount of money and will purchase the items you have requested assistance with on your behalf.

Applications are reviewed by Fund Selection Panel and successful candidates will be notified in writing within two months of the closing date. The decision of the Selection Panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Visit for more information.



  2. hi if possible please advise how my son can apply for a bursuary for 2014 he is in matric now and is very creative and passionate about cooking. i will not be able to afford to pay the tuittion fees. perhaps you can advise where to apply for bursary. i went on the link above could not find the form.

  3. hy i would lyk to enrol 4 a chef course nd would greatly appreciate your financial assistance.

  4. Good Afternoon

    I would like to inquire about how one applies for a bursary to study culinary arts.

    kindest Regards
    Nomvuyo Gwamanda

  5. I would die for an opportunity to study for a chef, I am currently working for a platinium country club in america and I’ll be back in sa in 3 weeks time. I turned 21 recently and I have so much passion for cooking the foods I cook I can truly say I have potential. It wil be a dream for me to become a chef

  6. i would like to have assistant on finacial,im currently doin assistant chf at mpumalanga region training trust(mrtt) i would like to go futher with my studies

  7. Hi, I have certificate in Proffesional Chef would like to futher my studies, please assist me. I would like to do in-service training in any hotels or getting study loans.

  8. noluthando mkhwanazi

    my name is noluthando I really want to be a pastry chef its been my passion since I started doing hospitality studies in grade 10. I finished my matric last year but I don’t have enough funds to pursue my love of cooking since I’m from a disadvantage family how can I apply for a busary to carry my dream?

  9. Hi I am thabani molutsoane and am 19 years dream is to be a real chef.I’ve heard about this school called 1000 hills and for me to go to that school would be a great oppotunity for me to persue my dreams.all I’m pleading for is to just get a bursary and it will change my life.last grade done is grade 9.

  10. I have 11 years experience in cooking, I what to study chef with HTA and I don’t have funds to pay for my fees.

  11. hello…… nkosinathi a 20year old young man from a disadvantaged backround , i have a passion in becoming one of south africas best professional chef one day , i started cooking at a very young age in my home ,i love cooking and im intrested and would love to learn more and harder through professional culinary schools ……i would like to be giving a bursary to go study becoming south african masterchef in one of da best culinary schools in gauteng …….PLEASE HELP

  12. need info on how to apply for a bursary for young chef

  13. Hello too whom this may concern I am a qualified chef and I am looking to further my studies in professional cookery as I wanna obtain my diploma and further more passion to work under pressure nd in the biggest nd well know hotel or restaurants throughout. I have searched the web for bursuries aswel as internships nd nothing successful of yet. Can you help nd guide me to the correct direction as too whom I contact please. 076 645 8150 much appreciated.kind regards Michael morgenrood

  14. Hyy I’m teressa from mpumalanga(hendrina) I’m inlove with cooking, I finished school last year so I would like to further ma studies n becoming a professional chef and one day I would to open my own restuarant. So what stoping from making my dream true is that I dnt have money to further my studies so can u please assist me on financial fund please I realy need this.

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