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Hotel School Appoints Group Executive Chef

Johannesburg, South Africa – April 2018; Capital Hotel School, one of the leading training institutions for Hospitality Management and Professional Cookery has announced that Chef Debby Laatz has been appointed 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 the 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.”

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