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Hotel school opens new campus in Gqeberha

The International Hotel School (IHS) is opening a new campus in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape, which will be ready for culinary students in March this year. "We are thrilled to bring an internationally-acclaimed and accredited tertiary institution to this region," says John Creighton, the school's director. "As the only institution in Africa rated in the Top 50 hospitality schools internationally, this is great news for the Eastern Cape."
Source: Supplied - Caption: Winners of the R30,000 bursaries along with the International Hotels School and Algoa FM representatives.
Source: Supplied - Caption: Winners of the R30,000 bursaries along with the International Hotels School and Algoa FM representatives.

The school is, however, doing more than advancing its footprint, it also extended its investment in the local community through a bursary competition that aired on Algoa FM late last month.

Listeners were given the opportunity to enter and as a result, 10 local, aspiring chefs were each awarded a R30,000 bursary with which to start their culinary journey at IHS in March this year. The winners were also given the opportunity to secure further funding towards their fees by participating in a hotly contested cook-off this past Saturday.

Lusanda Mafanya, a passionate cook who is ‘in-between jobs’, walked away victorious with a whopping R100,000 bursary, courtesy of IHS, to pursue his culinary dream.

The initial March intake will be enrolments for the one-year professional cookery and two-year professional cookery and patisserie programmes. Going forward, in addition to the culinary programmes, International Hotel School will be offering the full complement of degrees, diplomas and higher certificates in hospitality management.


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