Karin joined Capital Hotel School during 2018 in pursuit of her life-long dream to combine her experience and love for sales in the Hospitality Industry, with her passion to make a difference in the lives of other people. She believes that Hospitality is an opportunity to show love and care and loves being part of such a dynamic TEAM. Karin completed a three-year diploma in Tourism from the Technicon of Pretoria (Tshwane) and moved straight into her first sales position, central reservations office for a Resort Group.
From there she obtained experience in Management, Time Share Sales and direct sales for Protea Hotels, Fairmont Hotels as well as the Premier Hotel Group. She is a compassionate optimistic person who believes that everyone deserves a chance in life, some even more than one.
Jaco van Niekerk
Jaco van Niekerk
Since the young age of 8, Jaco fell in love with cooking. Having to look after his younger brother during school holidays, he began to explore more and more culinary roots. By the age of 16, it was set in stone and career choice was made. He had ambitions and knew how to peruse them. After completions of Gr 12, he started His Culinary training at Prue Leith, where he graduated with a Diploma in Food and Wine.
Now 12 years later, of which nearly 5 years in Lecturing, He uses the knowledge and experience to train young individuals in the field of Culinary arts, more specific Pastry and Sugar craft. His dedication to the industry and education in a whole, is priceless and with no boundaries. It took him many years of blood, sweat and tears to get where he is now, and Loving each and every day in this wonderful field and world of education.