ACCR – Chaine Foundation
The “Association Caritative de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs” (ACCR), which means “charity”, is the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs non-profit making entity established with the objective of giving help and assistance through its project initiatives and charitable aid programmes worldwide.
Ikusasa School of Cooking
Durban & Cape Town, South Africa
This cooking school opened its doors in Durban in January 2010. Its programme gives its students – underprivileged children who have been victims of violence – the opportunity to discover the joys of cooking and pursue a career in the hotel, restaurant and catering industry.
In June 2013, a second school was opened in Riebeek Valley near Cape Town.
The cookery course runs for one year, and is for youngsters between 10 and 12 years old. Nearly 40 have already received training in Durban with 10 participating in the first programme staged in Cape Town.
The training is entirely free of charge. The students acquire both knowledge and experience, leading to qualifications and a chance to enter the employment market.
In November 2013, the children received their official government qualification. Recognition is international. One young person who studied in Durban in 2011 is now working in a Michelin 3-star restaurant in London!