Get your passport to the world with our Degree in Hospitality Management & Professional Chefs Programmes!

Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management: Overview & Objectives.

Graduates of a Degree 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.


Higher Certificate in Pastry & Bakery: Overview & Objectives.

Higher Certificate in Pastry & Bakery – Fully Accredited – SAQA ID 99334 Semester 1 the focus is on the Introduction to Pastry & Bakery – examination of the basic processes to produce consistent quality with a wide range of sweet and savoury products. Semester 2 the focus moves to Advanced Pastry & Bakery Studies – challenging higher-level skills needed when working with sugar, chocolate, and a la carte desserts.


Advanced Certificate in Kitchen Operations: Overview & Objectives.

This is a two year, part-time course requiring the commitment of 4 school days every 2 months 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.


Don't miss out on our next OPEN DAY!

Stay tuned to find out more about our next Open Day!

Hear about all that we have to offer at The Swiss Hotel School SA, find out more about student life on campus and the courses available, plus learn more about our exciting NEW Degree in Hospitality Management and our Professional Chef Programme.

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

More info to follow!


Welcome to The Swiss Hotel School South Africa.

The Swiss Hotel School South Africa is a unique Higher Education Institution offering world-renowned Hospitality education. Graduates of our Degree in Hospitality management and professional chefs programmes work in many different parts of the world and are much sought after by employers in Europe, South Africa, UAE, U.S.A and Australia to name a few countries.

SHS started offering high-quality education at its first campus in 1995. Founded by Jurg Vontobel (a well-known hospitality educator from Switzerland) SHS quickly gained a firm reputation for the competence, skill and ‘can-do’ attitude of its students.
Its extensive campus facilities in Ferndale, Gauteng offer students space to breathe and all the facilities needed to achieve.
SHS has a thoroughly modern approach to hospitality and culinary education whilst keeping its traditional Swiss hospitality roots.

The Swiss Hotel School offers a fully CHE accredited degree in hospitality management, as well as SAQA, an accredited 3-year chefs program. SHS is considered one of the best hotel and culinary institutions in Africa.

Culinary studies take place in our three kitchens with a full practical restaurant on campus. Hospitality Management studies are taught by a faculty made up of inspiring academics and hospitality management experts.
Learners have the opportunity to complete their internships in various parts of the world including Switzerland, UK, USA, Europe and Australia.
The Swiss Hotel School has an excellent reputation with International hospitality organizations as well as top companies in South Africa and has an association with BHMS in Switzerland that allows graduates to study Masters in Hospitality Management or Culinary Degree.
Our students have travelled internationally and there are many success stories. Working in 5-star hotels, cruise liners, private yachts, corporate catering and their own businesses.
The Swiss Hotel School South Africa has a reputation for nurturing hospitality talent beyond purely academic necessities. A truly International Hotel School.


What's happening at SHS!

9th September 2021

We invite YOU to join us at our Pop-up Restaurant, 33 on Bond!

23rd August 2021

33 On Bond Pop-up Restaurant is BACK!

6th May 2021

St Laurence’s Children’s Haven Charity Drive

Our Mission & Vision!

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

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