Training institution for hospitality management and professional cookery Capital Hotel School has announced that Chef Debby Laatz will be the school’s new Group Executive Chef in the culinary arts division.

“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.

With over 23 years of experience, 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. 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.

On her move to the 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.”

For more information on the Capital Hotel School, you can visit their website.