Ronel decided to pursue her real passion and in 2001 launched Capital Hotel School (CHS) in Pretoria. CHS North West Campus was launched early September 2017 and she visualises to increase the CHS footprint in SA and neighbouring countries. Ronel chaired the Travel Trade Sports and Social Committee, as well as SKAL International. She is an honorary Bailli of the Pretoria Bailliage of Châine des Rôtisseurs, an international society devoted to choice dining and the camaraderie of the table and a coach at Lifework Leadership. She believes firmly in the anonymous saying that we are very apt to measure ourselves by our aspiration instead of our performance. But in truth the conduct of our lives is the only proof of the sincerity of our hearts.
Neels Bezuidenhout is a proud ex-student of the Capital Hotel School and Training Academy’s class of 2002. He subsequently elected to further his studies at the University of Pretoria in the fields of business studies and law where he graduated in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
Neels has a passion for the hospitality industry and could not distance himself from it for too long. He rejoined the Capital Hotel School and Training Academy in 2010 in the capacity of management and finance consultant (although he secretly wishes to work in the kitchen). Neels also continues his profession as practising attorney.
After Simoné completed her International Advanced Diploma in Hotel Management at Varsity College in 2002, she embarked on her lifelong dream of travelling and gaining the most valuable experience at numerous Hotels and establishments all over the United Kingdom from as far as The Shetland Isle, Scotland, Wales and England.
Simoné started her Career at CHS in 2007 until 2010, where she gathered so many countless memories and treasures these opportunities profoundly.
She is an amiable and outgoing person and she is comfortable communicating with people from diverse backgrounds, occupations and cultures. She thrives on challenges and quickly adapts to new environments and responsibilities
Cecile de Klerk
Cecile de Klerk
Cecile matriculated from Sentraal High School in Bloemfontein from where she immediately started her professional career, collecting valuable experience within the Marketing and Hospitality working environment.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Majoring in Marketing, and 3 years of valuable working experience in her pocket, she relocated to the Capital city.
Cecile started her career at CHS in August 2017.
Cecile’s real love for people, sensitive yet extroverted personality and devotion to making someone feel great about themselves (as they are all created beautifully perfect) makes her a treat to be around and to have part of a team.
Hein started his career in the Hospitality Industry 18 years ago when he started working for Fedics Food Services as a Beverage Manager at the Carousel Casino, close to Hammanskraal. Very soon, he was moved to the casino Hotel, where he became the Hotel Food and Beverage Manager. Once the business was established, he was moved by the company to manage Lotta Foods at Carnival City. During this time, he completed his National Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management.
During his career, he became interested in training and teaching and pursued a career in Hospitality Training. During this time, he was involved in training restaurants in Egypt, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan, as well as supporting stores in South Africa.
The Capital Hotel School and Training Academy welcomes Hein as a New Business Developer for the Training Academy. Hein is responsible for sourcing new clients, maintaining valuable client-relations and identifying training opportunities at our valued hospitality partners.
Chantel de Villiers
Chantel de Villiers
Chantel de Villiers joined the CHS team in April 2015. She is a Professional Accountant registered with SAIPA (South African Institute for Professional Accountants). She completed her studies at the University of Pretoria and obtained a B.Com Accounting Degree as well as her Honours Degree in Taxation. She completed her articles and obtained post-article experience at accounting firms and a corporate company.
She is detailed orientated, quick to smile and on the lookout for the positive in the situation. She enjoys working with people. She also enjoys exercising, being outside and spending time with loved ones. She still wants to travel overseas and learn an African language.
Vanessa joined the team in March 2014, making her a prominent voice and face at the Reception of CHS. She has joined the Administration Office in 2016, making her a valuable asset to the administration process of CHS.
Vanessa completed her studies in Public Relations Management at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). She started her career at a community radio station (Univen Radio – University of Venda community Radio Station) as a Marketing Officer Intern.
Vanessa’s past work experience also includes Tshwane Tourism Association where she gained extensive experience in planning and executing of functions and events as well as the associated administrative tasks.
Vanessa is an avid runner and she loves unplanned trips and interaction with nature. Although she also enjoys staying home with a good book.
Raquel Ferreira Jardim Meyer matriculated from Clapham High School in 2007. After completing her schooling, she skilled herself in Photography & Design through the Visual Skills School (VSS). She completed the Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Photography programmes as well as the Design Certificate through VSS.
Raquel was involved in exciting projects during her photography studies. She worked at Prestige Photographic Services, a photographic company specialising in “school photography” for 5 years.
She loves arts & crafts, writing for her blog and taking spontaneous trips as well as socialising with friends and family. Her goal is to inspire just ONE person. She believes that by helping one person make a positive change, to take a chance, or to try something new that she will be the catalyst in improving someone’s mindset for the benefit of their future.
She is a warm-hearted, open-minded, down-to-earth, honest and compassionate woman who strives in helping others to find the little joys within their lives and themselves.