Meet the Team

  • Susina Jooste: Director - Academic Development Ms Susina Jooste: Director
    Susina Jooste, the director of The Private Hotel School in Stellenbosch has an insatiable thirst for knowledge and her passion for the growth of the culinary and hospitality industries have led her to fully embrace the education and training side of this industry. Her Master’s degree echoed her determination to contribute to high levels of professionalism and proposed a curriculum framework for ongoing professional development in culinary and hospitality education...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 a 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 van Tonder: 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
  • Miss Elni le Roux Ms Elni le Roux: Events Coordinator
    Elni le Roux is the Events Coordinator of The Private Hotel School. Elni lectures Event Planning, Quantity Food Production (Practical) and Entrepreneurship (Practical) to second and third semesters....Learn More
  • Ms Esme Bornman Ms Esme Bornman: Lecturer
    as been involved in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. Esme has a wealth of experience ranging from managing her own business, lecturing, finance and managing projects for FEDICS. She has also been involved with managing purchasing control and logistics for famous Chef’s such as David Higgs. She holds...Learn More

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