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The Namibian Institute of Culinary Education (NICE) is a “living classroom” that runs a chef training restaurant, which has established itself as a popular destination of culinary excellence in the heart of Windhoek. Its objective is to produce excellent quality, professional chefs for the high end of the Namibian tourism market. Trainees are exposed to a unique combination of city-based hospitality and restaurant operations as well as those of the Wolwedans camps in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. 

The institution provides a good balance of theoretical and practical exposure to ensure that all graduates are 'employment ready' at the end of the program of their choice. Students are trained in food preparation, food and beverage (“F&B”) operations, and all aspects of F&B management. In order to give trainees real-life exposure to their profession, the training restaurant caters to a real public clientele. It is a functioning model facility and is wholly run by the trainees under the guidance and supervision of their facilitators, offering truly immersive and highly valuable experiential training. 

NICE is a Section 21 company (not-for-profit) managed under the umbrella of the Wolwedans Foundation. For more information, visit