• Susina Jooste: Director - Academic Development Ms Susina Jooste: Director
    Susina Jooste: Director - Academic Development
    Susina Jooste is co-owner and director of The Private Hotel School (Pty) Ltd in Stellenbosch (PHS), a partner school of the American Hospitality Academy – International Hotel Management Schools (AHA-IHMS). She is the visionary leader of PHS. Susina is an expert in hospitality education. Susina has authored various articles in popular food magazines on culinary arts. She has conducted numerous radio interviews and presented sessions...Learn More
  • Dr. Deborah J. Johnson: Vice Dean, Innovation and Strategic Planning Dr. Deborah J. Johnson: Vice Dean, Innovation and Strategic Planning
    Deborah Johnson has been actively involved in the tourism and hospitality industry for over 25 years. Deborah worked for South Africa Tourism (SATOUR) and was based in the Cape Town office (1988 -1996). She was the Head of Department for Tourism and Event Management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT, 1996 – 2008)...Learn More
  • Dr Annelie Gresse: Distant Learning Lecturer and External Moderator Dr Annelie Gresse: Distant Programme Lecturer and External Moderator
    Annelie Gresse was part of the pioneering team of The Private Hotel School (PHS). Annelie has joined the Nelson Mandela Metropole University of Port Elizabeth as Head of Department, Dietetics. She will act as advisor to PHS and be involved as lecturer for on-line research modules and external moderator...Learn More
  • Ms Erika Theron: Academic Manager Ms Erika Theron: Academic Manager
    Erika Theron is the Academic Manager of The Private Hotel School (PHS) and responsible for various academic matters. Erika lecturers to first and third semester students and is responsible for the placement of students in the industry for their fourth semester internship...Learn More
  • Ms Jeanette Barry: Lecturer Ms Jeanette Barry: Lecturer and Marketing Coordinator
    Jeanette Barry is a Lecturer, Marketing and City&Guilds Coordinator at The Private Hotel School (PHS). Jeanette’s culinary passion commenced in Africa on a guide and cooking safari. Since then she has continued to expand her culinary adventures to Cambodia, deep-frying tarantulas; planting rice in the fields of Vietnam and cooking an outside buffet for Swaziland King Mswati III’s 41st birthday celebration...Learn More
  • Ms Susan Goosen: Senior Lecturer and Student Counselor Ms Susan Goosen: Senior Lecturer and Student Counselor
    Susan Goosen is a registered industrial psychologist and has extensive counseling experience. She is an experienced educationalist and has taught at institutions such as Stellenbosch University, Varsity College, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Rhodes University, Stenden, Rand Afrikaans University, Technikon Witwatersrand and Highveld Training College...Learn More
  • Mr Francois Kitching: Financial Manager Mr Francois Kitching: Financial Manager
    Francois Kitching is the Financial Manager of The Private Hotel School (PHS). After completing his schooling career, Francois joined an audit firm in Bellville for nine years. Upon completion of his articles Francois was appointed as an audit manager. He joined PHS in 2011 and holds a BCompt Degree – Bachelor of Accounting Science(University of South Africa). Learn More
  • Mr Marius Stols: Assistant Operations Manager and Lecturer Mr Marius Stols: Lecturer
    Marius Stols is Assistant Operations Manager and Lecturer at The Private Hotel School (PHS). Since graduating in 2009 he has held managerial positions at Tsala Treetop Lodge, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape and Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in the Van Zylsrus District, Nothern Cape. ..Learn More
  • Mr Matthew Vigario: Lecturer Mr Matthew Vigario: Lecturer
    Matthew Vigario is a Lecturer in Culinary Arts at The Private Hotel School (PHS). Matthew started off at the University of Stellenbosch where he obtained a BComm degree in management science and investment management. From there his passion for cooking took over and he went on to study at the Christina Martin School of Food and Wine in Durban, where he obtained his professional chef and pastry diplomas in culinary arts....Learn More
  • Ms Merwede Snyman: Administrative Coordinator Ms Merwede Snyman: Administrative Coordinator
    Merwede worked as a Faculty Coordinator for The Private Hotel School (PHS), 2006 – 2008. From 2008 to 2010 she worked as an Administrator for Crown Court, London (United Kingdom). Merwede also worked for Billabong International as an Account Manager and rejoined PHS in 2011 as the Administrative Coordinator...Learn More
  • Cindi Reiman - Founding Partner Cindi Reiman - Founding Partner
    Cindi Reiman - Founding Partner
    As Founder and President of the American Hospitality Academy, Cindi Reiman has spent twenty years perfecting the art of practical hospitality training.

    Her practical methodologies, inspirational philosophies and dedication to excellence have earned her the respect and admiration of hospitality industry leaders, hospitality educators, and literally thousands of young people around the world.

    Today, more than 1000 students from...Learn More
  • Corazon Gatchalian Ph.D. CHE - Founding Partner Corazon Gatchalian Ph.D. CHE - Founding Partner
    Corazon Gatchalian Ph.D. CHE - Founding Partner
    A recognized academic leader throughout the Philippines, and in the Asia Pacific region, Dr. Corazon F. Gatchalian is a Professor of Hospitality Management at the University of the Philippines, the country's premier university and where she was the former Chair of the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management.

    A Certified Hospitality Educator, Dr. Gatchalian serves as the Academic Director for AHA-IHMS...Learn More
  • Chef Gene Cordova - Founding Partner Chef Gene Cordova - Founding Partner
    Chef Gene Cordova - Founding Partner
    Chef Gene Cordova is a graduate of top culinary schools in Europe and USA - Le Cordon Bleu-Paris, Ecole de Ritz Escoffier-Paris, Culinary Institute of America - and holds a Degree in Business Administration from Fordham University, USA.
    He was a pioneer, faculty instructor, administrator and marketing director of Center of Culinary Arts Manila (CCA), and Chef Instructor of the International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management...Learn More
  • Samir Thapa CHE - Founding Partner Samir Thapa CHE - Founding Partner
    Samir Thapa CHE - Founding Partner
    As Founder and Principal of the AHA Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management in Kathmandu -- the premier hotel school in Nepal -- Samir Thapa brings a wealth of experience, expertise and multi-cultural enthusiasm to his position as Co-Founder of AHA-IHMS.

    A Certified Hospitality Educator, Mr. Thapa holds an MBA in Hospitality Management from the United States.

    Prior to founding AHA Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management...Learn More
 


The Diploma in International Culinary Arts is certified by the American Hospitality Academy.

We are now the Master License holder for the first American Hotel School in South Africa.

www.americanhospitalityacademy.com or www.ahahotelschools.com


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