It is important for Feedem to be a responsible corporate citizen that cares for profit, people and the planet.
The credentials and initiatives below reflect our commitment.
It is important for us to keep our staff members happy. We therefore do not hesitate to invest in the quality and development of our staff. We use the following programmes and initiatives to achieve this:
Feedem offer Learnership opportunities to both employed and unemployed applicants that meet the basic requirements. This CATHSSETA recognized programmes run over a period of 12-month and successful learners obtain a National Qualification in Professional Cookery or Food and Beverage Studies.
Learners attend theory classes during the 12-month period, which covers, among others, food preparation, cooking methods, customer care, effective communication, secure working environment and food safety. The theory classes are supported by hands-on practical experience in a real-world, professional workplace environment.
For the 2016/2017 intake, we have enrolled the following number of learners in the respective programmes:
Learnership for learners living with a disability 2017 intake:
Feedem support 18 learners in Professional Cookery from the NID College (National Institute for the Deaf) by providing class- and accommodation fees for a period of 1 year.
Feedem has enrolled 138 employees in various skills programmes between 2016 /2017. These skills programmes: Assistant chef, NQF 2 and Cook Convenience Food NQF 2, are accredited by CATHSSETA. The skills programmes are benefiting the individual by enhancing their future career and quality of life. Feedem customers reap the benefit of ongoing skills training by experiencing the quality and latest innovation in food preparation.
Feedem has offered an internship to 30 university graduates, who have obtained a hospitality qualification and 20 TVET college learners, who have completed their studies in NCV level 4, Hospitality Qualification. This 12-month structured programme provides learning objectives that give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in our units. On completion of these internships, students will have the opportunity to apply for full-time employment with Feedem.
Feedem has offered 10 of its loyal, permanent employees, the opportunity to obtain a qualification in Higher Education Management by providing bursaries up to the value of R35 000 each to study part-time at Damelin.
The South African Chefs Association (SACA) launched its Centre for Culinary Excellence (CCE) at the University of Johannesburg, and Feedem is proud to be part of this initiative. At the opening of the centre, Feedem received a bronze plaque for its valuable contribution towards the project. The aim of this initiative is to:
We are actively involved in various sponsorships, fundraising events, upliftment programmes and development initiatives throughout the country.