There are many reasons, too many to list, to choose International Hotel School for your hospitality management and culinary studies. Here are just 7 of the most important reasons to consider when comparing International Hotel School to other education providers.

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1. International Award Winners.

  • Winner – City & Guilds Centre of Excellence Africa 2017 Award (One of the two best City & Guilds approved Culinary Schools in the World)

  • Voted No. 1 in Africa and in the Top 50 Hospitality & Hotel Management School in the World – CEOWORLD Magazine

So what does this mean for you?

International Hotel School provides you with the best reputational head start that sets you apart from other graduates.

As with any career, your reputation is of vital importance; upon graduating you have yet to establish your reputation. Our reputation is well established and we are well known in the industry for the standard of education, practical training and national & internationally recognised programmes we offer.

International Hotel School is synonymous with the best Hotel Management and Culinary education in South Africa.

2. Our students are WorldSkills Competition Medallists.

WorldSkills is the largest vocational skills competition in the world. Our students have represented South Africa for Restaurant Service four times internationally. Our students have won 4 National Gold Medals for Restaurant Service and 2 Silver Medals for Restaurant Service & Cooking skills.

So what does it mean for you?

You can be assured that the level of education and practical training you receive while studying at International Hotel School is of international standard.

3. 93% of our students are employed upon graduation.

So what does this mean for you?

International Hotel School’s impressive graduate employment track record ensures your entry into the job market on graduation. The structure of our programmes develops graduates that are job ready and immediately functional in the world of work. The 7% of our graduating students who are not immediately employed have either chosen to establish their own business or to follow another career path.

4. International Hotel School is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution and provisionally registered as a Private College with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

So what does this mean for you?

Regulatory compliance and transparency is in line with the requirement of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Quality Assurance and quality enhancement levels ensure you receive quality education with applied competency and capability as demanded by the industry.

Graduates are loaded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) and Higher Education Qualification Information System (HEQIS), which enables future employers/ employment agencies to verify your qualification. This ensures the legitimacy of your education.

5. International Hotel School is internationally recognised.

So what does this mean for you?

International Hotel School is Africa’s Leading Hotel & Culinary School. Our students are assured that the quality of education provided is of the highest standard and benchmarked against International Standards.


Awarded City & Guilds Centre of Excellence Africa 2017.
Accredited with the City and Guilds of London Institute, all of our campuses are City and Guilds Approved Centres


In recognition of the quality of the International Hotel School Diplomas the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) will award their Diploma in Hospitality Management or Food & Beverage Management to those who have registered with them and met their pass mark for all examinable subjects.


International Hotel School is a Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) reconised training centre and their Diploma in Professional Culinary Arts has been designed in partnership with Gordon Ramsay’s Tante Marie Culinary Academy.

6. Our Academic staff have relevant industry experience as well as academic qualifications.

So what does this mean for you?

All Academic staff have an appropriate academic qualification and relevant industry experience in the field they teach. This enables them to support the theory component of our programmes with examples from their own practical workplace experiences.

7. International Hotel School has been in existence for more than 20 years.

So what does this mean for you?

Historically owned by a hotel group, the International Hotel School was created by the hospitality industry for the hospitality industry. As a result the International Hotel School is internationally recognised as a leading provider of quality hospitality and culinary education, which has led to our graduates being in demand all over the world.