Singita Community Culinary School - Serengeti
Following the success of our founding school in Kruger National Park, the Singita Community Culinary School (SCCS) was established to nurture the talent of young aspiring chefs from the communities surrounding our lodges.
As the demand for qualified chefs in Tanzania’s thriving hospitality and tourism industry grows, so the role of a facility like the SSSC has become ever more important. The school also serves to promote professional cooking as a highly-skilled occupation that offers great prospects for employment, helping members of the local community to expand their horizons exponentially and provide support for their family and community as a whole.
Singita Community Culinary School - SerengetiCommunity
As the custodian of more than 350,000 acres of the world-renowned Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania – which is home to the Great Migration – the Grumeti Fund is responsible for the reintroduction and recovery of stable wildlife populations, while ensuring that neighbouring rural communities benefit tangibly from these natural areas.
Faced with challenges including uncontrolled illegal hunting, rampant wildfires and spreading strands of invasive alien vegetation when they took over the management of the area in 2003, the Fund dedicated itself to transform severely depleted wildlife numbers into thriving populations once more.
Restoring this once barren and highly degraded region to a flourishing wilderness, their successes include the remarkable recovery of many species – including buffalo, wildebeest and elephant populations, and in 2019, the Fund carried out the largest single relocation and reintroduction of 9 critically endangered Eastern Black Rhino.
The Trust also manages an onsite Environmental Education Centre for school teachers and children to immerse themselves in Outdoor Education and fieldwork, and a world-class culinary school.