Learning by doing.

Heavy Chef offers a remarkable internship experience at the top startups and emerging businesses in South Africa. After over 10 years of building an entrepreneurial network, Heavy Chef has the most extensive community of companies who need skilled professionals and business students to solve real problems in Cape Town. 

Some of the cool companies that you can choose to work with: 


Heavy Chef is the best at connecting you with the right companies and providing you with outstanding service whilst you're undergoing your internship. 

BASIC Placement

€460 / $550

Professional Placement

€2000 / $2370

Professional Programme

€5800 / $6900

Basic Placements work within flexible periods, according to your calendar. 

  • Placement with Africa's top companies matching your skill set
  • Reference letter from your manager

Professional Placements work within flexible periods, according to your calendar. 

  • Internship with one of Africa's top social entrepreneurs
  • Follow up meetings and progress checking
  • Completion certificate
  • Reference letter from your manager
  • Networking events with the Heavy Chef Community of entrepreneurs
  • Airport pickup and transfers
  • Transport to your company on the first day of work

For Groups Only (Minimum 4 People Per Programme) - 
The Professional Programme is a 9 week intensive programme that includes a 1 week safari and accommodation. 

  • Everything in the Professional Placement
  • Welcome trip
  • Safe, trendy accommodation with breakfast
  • 1 week game viewing safari on South Africa's world famous Garden Route

So, what's next?  

  1. You will send us your CV along with a motivational letter and your ideal starting date. Then we will have a skype interview to clarify your expectations.
  2. Your personalised matching process begins: we will match you with a top company that is in need of your skills.
  3. Once you and the company are both happy, only then you pay 50% deposit to secure your place.
  4. Then you will be in touch with Heavy Chef via a closed group chat to help you with your questions before arrival.
  5. You will send us your flight details and the copy of your passport and we will arrange your transfer from the airport to your accommodation.
  6. We will take  you to your company on your first working day and welcome you into the Heavy Chef Community. 


Enquire now and a consultant will send you a prospectus of our internship programme. Fill in the form below or email our COO / Programme Director directly at zsofia@heavychef.com.  

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