The Swiss Hotel School offers a variety of courses and opportunities from which to choose.

Bachelor of Hospitality Management: Overview & Objectives.

Graduates of a Bachelor of Hospitality Management will gain detailed knowledge of specific management topics – restaurant management, food & beverage management, room division management, and human resources. Also in-depth knowledge of economics, accounting and sales, and marketing applicable to the hospitality business environment.


Diploma in Hospitality Management: Overview & Objectives.

Graduates of a Diploma in Hospitality Management will gain detailed knowledge of specific management topics – restaurant management, food & beverage management, room division management, and human resources. Also in-depth knowledge of economics, accounting and sales, and marketing applicable to the hospitality business environment.


Professional Chef Programme: Overview & Objectives.

The Professional Chef Programme consists of a series of modules that can be challenged on a one-off basis or as part of a long-term career development process. Chef Students will learn in the classroom, in our purpose-built training kitchens and through work exposure with our long-standing industry partners.


Advanced Certificate in Kitchen Operations: Overview & Objectives.

This is a two year, part-time course requiring the commitment of 2 or 3 school days per month and setting aside study time while still in employment. Ideally undertaken with the support and financial assistance of the employer, this final element in the Professional Chef Programme tackles 10 modules ranging from Resource Management and Leadership to F&B Marketing and Financial Control.


The Swiss Hotel School is back at it again! Introducing this year’s Pop-Up Restaurant: 33 On Bond.

We will be serving up many of your favourite, and soon-to-be-favourite, dishes. We will be opening our doors Tuesday the 6th of October (dinner) until the 1st of November (lunch). We will be hosting a Sunday buffet-style lunch each week we are open. Our menu consists of a variety of traditionally tweaked dishes from around the world and we are vegan and health-nut friendly.

For bookings and more information, tap below!


Join us ONLINE for our next VIRTUAL OPEN DAY on TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER 2020 from 16:00 - 17:00!

Hear about what we have to offer in an online chat session about the S.H.S campus and the courses available, and learn more about our exciting NEW Bachelor of Hospitality Management, and our Professional Chef Programme as well as our Diploma in Hospitality Management.

Our VIRTUAL OPEN DAY provides a chance for you to find out what life is like as a student, at our campus in Randburg. Student life is made up of a whole lot of learning, and a whole lot of fun! Did you know that all of our students get to work together to create and manage their very own Pop-up restaurant projects throughout the year as part of their practical experience? This applies to students studying the Professional Chef Programme, Diploma in Hospitality Management, and the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

All prospective students are welcome to attend the online session, along with family and friends. The more, the merrier! After all, Hospitality is our specialty.


Welcome to Turaco Hospitality (Pty) Ltd T/A The Swiss Hotel School, South Africa.

The Swiss Hotel School in Randburg opened its doors in 1995. The curriculum and educational philosophy were modeled on that of the Hotel School Belvoirpark in Zurich where the founder, JüRG Vontobel had been Director for 10 years. Enrolling small numbers of students each year the school quickly found favour with the Johannesburg hotel industry for the competence and “can-do” attitude of its students. Returning each year to his native Switzerland, Vontobel was able to maintain the currency of the educational offering adding elements and refinements each year. Through maintaining his contacts with Swiss Hoteliers and immigration authorities he was also able to establish work placement opportunities for second-year students. Graduates of the School have been singularly successful in securing career opportunities both locally and overseas and form a growing reference group for new students.


What's happening at SHS!

2nd September 2020

Director Anne Martin Announces Retirement.

At the end of August this year we bid farewell to one of our long-serving Directors and colleagues, Anne Martin.  Not only has Mrs Martin been […]
1st September 2020

33 On Bond: Pop-Up Restaurant.

Our Menu
11th August 2020

SHS Features in SA Chef Magazine as The Next Generation of Leaders.

SHS has been referred to as one of South Africa’s top-of-mind schools when planning your culinary future! Thanks to SA Chef for publishing this wonderful 2-page […]

Our Mission:

To develop young professionals ready to flourish in the dynamic world of Tourism and Hospitality.

Our DNA:

- Responsive to industry needs
- Connecting internationally
- Honest in all our dealings
- Caring for all our students, our faculty and community
- No Student left behind
- Superior on-campus practical training


COVID-19 Virus: Letter to The Swiss Hotel School Community. Update: 29 May 2020.

Dear Parent/Sponsor,

THE SWISS HOTEL SCHOOL COMMUNITY KITCHEN As you know with the country in the state of lockdown our ability to continue with industry-based internships has been impacted heavily. We foresee difficulties continuing for a month or two yet with some internships not resuming until October. While this is beyond our control we will be looking to partner with those businesses which are better placed to recover more quickly. For the time being, we will, therefore, be focussed on moving forward with the theoretical components of the programmes online and hopefully in the classroom in the next few weeks.

As an initiative going forward though, attempting to allow students to make up the notional hours of “industry work”, the Swiss Hotel School has partnered with the “Chefs with Compassion” community kitchen initiative which is trying to get as many chefs either in their homes or their workplace kitchens to prepare meals for the unfortunate communities struggling with food.

As such, we have opened up our large-scale food preparation kitchen to assist in the cooking of bulk meals, which are then distributed to various communities where hunger is most prevalent. Please click on the READ MORE button for the full announcement.