Guest Contributors


Cayley Lavagna-Slater

Cayley Lavagna-Slater is the pastry chef in our kitchen at Fern Hill Hotel.

Before studying with us, Cayley worked at Mugg & Bean for a year in Vanderbijlpark. This is where she realised she had a passion for food and sweets and made the decision to take the next step and hone her skills in a professional training kitchen. She has progressed in leaps and bounds since her inception at the school and I have become rather reliant on her input and ability within the kitchen!


Jamaine Govender

Jamaine started at Fern Hill as a student in 2013. She spent her early years watching her mum cook various meals and treats which first kindled her love for food and cooking.

Whilst her mum allowed her to help out in the kitchen, Jamaine made mistakes and mess-ups – as every good chef does – and persevered through. After school, she studied software engineering for eighteen months, but still found herself drawn to the culinary scene. She decided to stop her studies in the IT world to pursue her passion and joined us here at Fern Hill Hotel and Training College. Jamaine is now our Sous Chef in our kitchen at Fern Hill Hotel.