Coombe is the general principal at the Pretoria campus of Capsicum Culinary Studio.
He has been working for Capsicum Culinary Studio for the past five years and has been principal for more than two years. He started out as a lecturer at the Johannesburg campus.
Coombe has more than 20 years experience in the catering industry. He's done it all - from working in a coffee shop and restaurants at the age of 16 to running chalets in the French Alps, and becoming the executive chef of two successful restaurants in the UK.
“It is a small village, so during summer holidays you are always looking for jobs to earn pocket money. I started working in a coffee shop and restaurant washing the dishes. The next thing I wanted to prepare salads, and that is how I got my passion for cooking.”