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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL COVID-19 WEBSITE FOR ALL INFORMATION!

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.

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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!

7th July 2020

How will hospitality service change post Covid-19?

Post Covid-19 will inevitably change the expectations of the customer in relation to service both before and during service interactions. Graham Hardiman FIH, Managing Partner of […]
28th June 2020

Introducing Mr Yum SA! A simple, but powerful online ordering & payment system.

Your beautiful Mr Yum menu powers any combo of ordering you want. Your customers can order from their table, from their couch at home, or down […]
23rd June 2020

Imagining an altered food landscape in a post-corona world

“By the end of this pandemic, as if after a war, only our buildings will remain standing and everything else will have changed.” – Li Edelkoort. […]

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