Swiss Hotel School

Swiss Hotel School

he Swiss Hotel School in Randburg opened its doors in 1995. The curriculum and educational philosophy was modelled 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.


The Swiss tradition of quality, sound management, and getting things done “right first time” is the cornerstone of the School’s educational philosophy. Real managerial confidence starts with practical competence. By adopting this outcomes based approach to education, training and development, The Swiss Hotel School supports the objectives and principles of the National Qualifications Framework.

In an outcomes-based learning environment the focus is on what the learner needs to know and do – and on how the learner will best achieve the outcomes (end result) of learning.  Learning is flexible, development cantered and open ended.  Learners demonstrate their competence through informal assessments throughout the learning process and through formal assessments at the end of learning process.  Achievement of competence results in credits for the learner against a nationally registered qualification and progression towards the Swiss Hotel School Diploma


Hospitality Management

Professional Chef Programme

Step 1: First and Foremost, all interested candidates are encouraged to attend one of our Open Days. During these Open Days, information will be given on all aspects of the school, its programmes and career opportunities for graduates. Individuals and families seeking further information are requested to make an appointment to meet privately with The Director. To make a booking for our Next Open Day, please click here

Step 2: Please download and complete the following document:

Application Process

Once this document has been completed it should be scanned and uploaded along with the following supporting documentation:

  • ​Copy of Matric Certificate or Latest Matric Results (Grade 11 report will suffice for current Grade 12’s)

  • Testimonials or Work References

  • 1 Recent colour ID Photo

  • Student ID/Passport Copy

  • ID/Passport Copy of Financial Sponsor or Parent/Guardian

  • A Letter of Commitment from a Financial Sponsor

  • Motivational Letter

  • Copy of the Medical Aid Card

Please ensure that the above-mentioned documents are in order prior to completing the Online Application Form.

Step 3: Once the documents have been received by the school, the school will call you to set up an interview date. When you come for the interview a R400.00 application fee is applicable that must be paid on the day. Please allow around two and a half hours for this interview process.

Step 4: The school will inform you within 5 working days whether your application was successful. If the application was successful, further documentation and an acceptance letter will then be sent to you.

Step 5: To confirm acceptance of the School’s offer you must fill in the acceptance form, make payment of the confirmation deposit and return the necessary documents within 14 days.

For all enquiries, please call our main reception between 08H00am-17H00pm

Tel:   011 789 9934/5/6

Fax:  011 789 9937

Physical Address:

Turaco House

33-35 Bond Street

Ferndale, Randburg

Johannesburg, South Africa

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 777


South Africa


GPS Coordinates: S26 05 102  E27 59 968