Hotel School | 11 December 2016

Have you considered a career in hospitality management? Perhaps you should! Our Johannesburg campus has so much on offer our students, be it our academic programmes, student life  and work experience opportunities. Read further about what took place in the last few months on our Johannesburg campus.

It has been an extremely busy term at the Johannesburg Campus!

The Culinary Club participated in the Slow Food Competition earlier this year where students were challenged to use tripe and shin to make delicious dishes and sell them to patrons of the festival. The team was made up of Michaela Coleman, Ryan Chinnappen, Nicole Francis, Kabelo Mphalele, Dylan Hall and Melissa Doubell. The teams produced two dishes, Phuza Nacho’s and Twisted Bunny. The Phuza Nacho’s consisted of slow beer braised shin with hand-made Nachos, guacamole, sour cream, pickled red cabbage and mango, pineapple and coriander salsa. The Twisted Bunny was made of curried Tripe served with Shambala, cinnamon banana, roast coconut and red onion chutney accompaniments. Well done to our team who were placed second in the competition.

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Chef Dasen was invited to judge the first round of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital’s version of ‘Masterchef Competition. Patients from the Occupational Therapy ward and those with a disability were given the challenge to cook a dish using the various specialised cooking utensils to assist them in the preparation of these dishes. This was the first round of the competition.


The finals are being held on the 17th of October. Recipe books are sponsored as prizes from IHS Johannesburg.  Chef Dasen mentioned that it was inspiring to see these patients, who have lost abilities we take for granted, function normally with the help of a few special tools. This is a great way to give back to the community and inspire patients to keep attending therapy.

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Lecturer Shalini Daya led a team of students in the “Improving Guest Satisfaction” competition amongst all the Carlton-Rezidor hotels worldwide. Based on the theme “Innovation Room,” students were required to come up with ways to enhance guest satisfaction in any area of the hotel, be it Housekeeping, Food and Beverage, Technology etc.  Both Durban and Johannesburg campuses took part, and Johannesburg campus was selected to go to Manchester to present their ideas to the Senior management of Carlton-Rezidor Hotel Group.

The group travelled to Manchester on 22 September, where 9 Hotel Schools from across the world participated in the competition. IHS Johannesburg was voted the most professional, loudest and enthusiastic team. One of their ideas were selected for the hotel group. The next step is to design an advertisement and the public will vote for the best idea.  

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Students can win a year’s internship at any of the Carlton properties worldwide, spending three months at each property of their choice. Calton-Rezidor will be visiting our campus to do a presentation, and have asked to employ students from IHS for their WIL component.

Well done to the following students who participated: Nokwanda Mosala, Celini Grootboom, Zoe James and Siphosile Nqonqoza.

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Doreen Mbhele
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 2016-12-15T13:55:7200

my child want to study as a chef, she is 19 years old and live at Garankuwa Pretoria, she need to know the duration of the course and how much does it cost, and all iformation about trainning.

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