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The Top Hospitality and Culinary Schools in South Africa

Do not be fooled; not all colleges, business schools and Universities are created equal. You need a trusted name with an international reputation for excellence. A proven history showing student success in the hospitality industry. Who are the lecturers? What experience and qualifications do they have? Does the school have strong links and partnerships in the industry?

Top Hospitality and Culinary Schools in South Africa:

  1. The Swiss Hotel School South Africa
  2. Prue Leith Academy
  3. Jackie Cameron School of food and wine
  4. University of Johannesburg
  5. Cape Town Hotel School
  6. HTA
  7. The Private Hotel School
  8. Stenden
  9. Aliet academy
  10. Capital Hotel School
  11. CTIA
  12. IIE
  13. Legend Hospitality school
  14. International Hotel School
  15. Damelin

When choosing a university or private educational facility it is important to visit the campuses and ask questions of the faculty and present students.

Hospitality Management and Culinary School

  • Is the establishment dependable with an established reputation?

Do not be fooled; not all colleges, business schools and Universities are created equal. You need a trusted name with an international reputation for excellence. A proven history showing student success in the hospitality industry. Who are the lecturers? What experience and qualifications do they have? Does the school have strong links and partnerships in the industry?

  • Does the Hotel School provide you with the skills to be employed after graduation?

Visit the various schools, colleges and universities offering hospitality degrees and compare facilities. What subjects are they teaching at what level? Are you getting a genuine business education? How innovative and up to date is the curriculum. Check out the qualifications of the faculty? Are there PhD’s and experts in their fields? Or are they recently graduated students teaching from a book?

  • Friendly, professional, nurturing campus environment?

What facilities does the campus have? Good Wi-Fi, recreational space, private study areas, practical kitchens for different sections, up to date equipment, public restaurant. Does the school provide meals, books, uniforms, laptops, and other items as part of their inclusive charges? Beware of hidden costs. Is the building just an office block or a purpose-built educational campus? Is there a Student Representative Council (SRC) who are active? Are there fun and educational events? Safe parking, access to faculty members when needed.

  • Proper Accreditation?

In South Africa, the institution must register with the South African department of higher education. Degrees must be CHE accredited, 3-year chef programs must be QCTO, SAQA accredited, and all other educational qualifications must be accredited and monitored by South African education authorities. Many of the international certifications are not recognised by the departments of education.

  • Do you have to find your own internships?

If internships are part of the studies. Does the establishment have a proven record of placing students in suitable establishments in South Africa or overseas? Several hotel and chef schools claim to place in Switzerland, USA, UK, and other countries check that this is the case? If an establishment says you must find your own internships it is a red flag.

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