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Capsicum and The Private Hotel School partnerwith leading Swiss hospitality school.

South Africa’s largest chef school and the country’s leading hospitality educator have signed an agreement with a leading international organisation which means that its students will now have the opportunity to obtain a BA degree in culinary arts and hospitality. Both the Capsicum Culinary Studio and The Private Hotel School (TPHS) have partnered with the renowned Business & Hotel Management School (BHMS) in Lucerne, Switzerland, which allows for the exchange of teaching and professional experiences between both schools.

Students who have successfully completed the three-year Level 6 QCTO Occupational Certificate: Chef at Capsicum will be given direct entry to the final year of the BA degree in Culinary Arts at BHMS. TPHS graduates who successfully complete the Advanced Certificate in Hospitality Management (NQF Level 6) or Diploma in Event Management (NQF Level 6) will be given direct entry to the final year of the Bachelor BA Degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management BHMS. Students will be helped with a paid internship in Switzerland or elsewhere overseas, as well as international work placement assistance after completing their BA degree. Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa with six campuses throughout the country and graduates who work around the world. Capsicum hasbranches in Boksburg, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria which collectively maintain a 95% pass rate. It also has more local and international accreditations and associations than most chef training institutes in South Africa.

In its 13 years of operation in Stellenbosch, The Private Hotel School (TPHS) has become renowned for offering exceptional hospitality training and higher education. Many of the institution's alumni have gone on to establish themselves in 5-star hotels and award-winning restaurants both locally and abroad and almost 100% of graduates find employment upon completion of their courses. TPHS has also launched a new campus in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Says Capsicum and Private Hotel School MD Renee Hill: “We are thrilled with this new partnership which will afford our students and graduates ever better opportunities in the industry.”

Capsicum was acquired by ADvTECH in 2016 with TPHS joining the ADvTECH stable last year.

TPHS contact details:(T) +27 11 234 1896 – Rosebank(T) +27 21 881 3792 – StellenboschEmail: Capsicum contact details: Boksburg email:; tel: 011 918 2690Cape Town email; tel: 021 442 0600Durban email; tel: 031 561 1959Port Elizabeth email; tel: 041 365 2606Pretoria email; tel: 012 993 0071Rosebank, Johannesburg email; tel: 011 234 1896Website:

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