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.

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.

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What's happening at SHS!

11th December 2019

Class of 2019 Graduation – 30 November 2019

Our journey at the Swiss Hotel School began on the 19th of January 2017. I didn’t pick just any school because I knew my career would […]
27th July 2019

St Laurence’s Children’s Haven Cow Boys & Country Girls Charity Event.

St Laurence’s Children’s Haven is a place of safety for abused and abandoned boys and girls in the area of all races, creeds and aged between 6 […]
6th May 2019

Culinary and Wine Tour 2019.

On Monday the 6th of May, an early morning meeting at Lanseria airport was the start of the 2019 Cape Culinary and Wine tour. 20 eager […]

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