From a very young age I was interested in cooking and baking when grandma baked biscuits I was there, it always made me feel like I’m home that is what cooking is for. I live in Pretoria my whole life. Finished my matrix at Hoerskool Garsfontein and went to study hospitality and catering at the Pretoria College and later did my chef training at HTA culinary school. After my studies I went to work on the cruise ships for one year and enjoyed it very much was hard work but worth it every minute of the time. I will recommend it to go work overseas it is the best learning experience.
I love working with people and meeting new people, they say you hold something personal from every person you meet! I love dogs very much and wish I could have as many as possible that can fit into our home! I love spending time with family because in the end they are all that we have and going to the movies and believe it or not knitting and crochet.
Jane’s career in the Sales and Marketing field started in 2006 when she worked for CTI Education group as a call centre agent and fell in love with the Education industry. She then moved to Midrand Graduate Institute, where she became the Student Advisor, travelling to different High schools doing presentations, meeting grade 12 learners and assisting them in choosing their careers. Jane progressed to Rosebank College Advtech Group, where she continued inspiring young adults on career choices and was later promoted to Call Centre Supervisor at Capsicum Culinary Studio.
Jane is currently studying towards her Bachelors of Business Administration at Rosebank College.
The Capital Hotel School was privileged to gain Jane’s experience and skills and have her join as Marketing Assistant on the 1st of August 2018.
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.