Johannesburg, South Africa – April 2018; Capital Hotel School, one of the leading training institutions for Hospitality Management and Professional Cookery is proud to welcome Chef Debby Laatz as their new Group Executive Chef in the culinary arts division from April 2018.
Chef Laatz brings over 23 years of culinary experience. Having had a team compliment of over 110 staff members, Chef Laatz has held prestigious positions with leading Hospitality establishments across South Africa and has spent dedicated hours training students and chefs throughout her career.
Prior to joining Capital Hotel School, Chef Laatz has served as the Executive Chef at the iconic Royal St Andrews Hotel in Port Alfred and Lion Sands Game Reserve in Sabi Sands.
“We are delighted to welcome Chef Debby to our establishment and know that she will instil her skills and knowledge onto our students who are excited about their future in professional cookery and hospitality management”, says Ronel Bezuidenhout, Capital Hotel School MD and Principal.
Chef Laatz will be responsible for heading up a team of qualified and experienced training Chefs, that train students and members of industry at leading hospitality establishments across South Africa.
On her move to Capital Hotel School, Chef Laatz says to aspiring chefs, “Practise! Don’t become egotistical but have pride in where you came from and where you are now. Own your experience. Always choose the next experience to improve on yourself and never settle for a lower standard than yours.”
About Capital Hotel School
Capital Hotel School (CHS) is a leading hospitality management and professional cookery training establishment based in Pretoria. Since inception, CHS prides itself as a school that delivers quality courses that are accredited on a national and international level. CHS recently also developed, a blended learning approach – which affords students and full-time employees in the hospitality industry an opportunity to upskill themselves or to acquire full qualifications within their field of expertise. This platform, named Hospitalit-e successfully incorporates regular online, practical and face-to-face tutor training and assessment; essential components to guarantee the success of hospitality training programmes.