Hospitality School

Legend Hospitality School

Introduction to Legend Hospitality school:
Our Mission
We realise that our student’s success is our success and we therefore commit ourselves to shaping, developing and producing the best in the industry.  
Our Vision
At Legend Hospitality School – School of Distinction our goal is simply put to shape and develop the Legend’s of the future in the Hospitality Industry. We train you to channel your passion and creative flair to become the next great legend!
About Us
Legend Hospitality School commenced operation in 2007 as a joint venture through Food and Beverage Institute and Legend Lodges, Hotels & Resorts and have already made a huge impact in training circles.
The people at LHS
Legend Hospitality School is managed by a dynamic team with collectively more than 70 years experience in hospitality and event industry. The study materials is internationally endorsed & accredited via City & Guilds International Training & Examination Centre, which immediately benchmark the intellectual standard we want to achieve as success rate within South Africa.
Where are we situated?
Situated at Zebra Country Estate, home to four renowned Country Lodges a mere 30km from the Zambezi turnoff on the R573 outside of Pretoria, the African Bushveld provides the perfect backdrop for training the leaders of the future.
Student life at LHS
  • Orientation: informal social gatherings, treasure hunt, team building exercises, cultural Ndebele gathering and welcome.
  • Entertainment: social outings, industry conventions, themed parties and social braai’s
Key Benefits
We ensure that the education you receive is of the highest standard, is industry relevant and is locally and internationally recognised:
1.1 Accredited internationally by City and Guilds, recognised within 42 countries.
1.2 Member of the South African Chefs association
LHS guarantee placement of all students on experiential training (6 month period) available at the discretion of management at a hotel, resort, lodge or other hospitality establishments that LHS deem appropriate according to training criteria. These establishments include:
One of the sixteen magnificent properties of the Legend Lodges, Hotels & Resorts group.  Accommodation is provided during practical training on premises where training is facilitated.
Placement in America through Awesome Travel at Ritz Carlton in Florida Naples.
Four star hotel in Mossel Bay
Sun City resort
Fusion hotel - Five star property in Polokwane
Students reside at the lodge, Leopards Lair, in a safe and secure environment. All bedrooms are equipped with beds, study area and en-suite bathrooms, shared between two students. All meals are provided and all training is conducted at the facilities of this lodge as well as the other four lodges on the property. The school is equipped with five star training kitchen with the latest equipment and training stations per student – definitely achieving a standard of excellence which will be difficult to match.
Exposure and Experience
The two key words in Hospitality and we strive to provide students with as much as possible at any given time. Students receive hands-on training both in the lecture room and in the day to day operations of the lodges. With this constant exposure a professional appearance and attitude becomes second nature.
Extensive exposure in working corporate and exclusive functions, example:
  • Miss World
  • Oyster festival
  • World Super Bike association dinner
  • FIFA confederation cup
  • Legend Golf Launch
  • Various product launches
Our students are privy to first hand experience and knowledge not only of the required study modules but also to real life situations, negotiation skills, presentation and public speaking techniques and good business ethics and practices.
Our entry requirements
  • A minimum entry level of the South African school level equal to Grade 12 should have been obtained and completed prior to enrolment at L.H.S. Students busy with Grade 12 can apply by submitting the results from their last written exam.
  • Prospective students that are deemed not suitable for the full time programs will have to undergo at least 6 months of short-course training through either the L.H.S or similar institutions offering an entry level training program in order to assist them with their studies at the L.H.S.
  • Prospective students should be mobile and strong in their daily activities as the Food and Beverage and other aspects of the Hospitality Industry require physical heavy duty work and mental capacity.
  • Prospective students should be able to converse fluently in English as this is the predominant language used in the Hospitality Industry and is also the language in which all assessments will take place and also in which all the international examinations will take place
  • Prospective students will be subjected to a personal interview with LHS Management during which their interest in the field and also verbal competencies will be judged.
Courses and Qualifications on offer
Full Time Course (16 months)
International Hospitality Management Diploma
The course consists of four main components. Even though the course is management orientated it covers all aspects of the hospitality industry, providing the students with equal opportunity to decide which facet of hospitality is best suited to his needs in planning his future.
Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary arts
Safety ~ hygiene ~ security ~ customer care ~ costing, budgeting, control ~ menu planning ~ dietetics ~ basic food preparation methods ~ garnishing techniques ~ cold and hot food preparation
Diploma in Food and Beverage Operations and Services
Safety ~ hygiene ~ security ~ personal skills and attributes ~ customer care ~ product knowledge ~ billing and checking ~ table ~ silver ~ counter service ~ table and drink service
Diploma in Accommodation Operations and Services
Safety ~ security ~ customer care ~ personal skills ~ accommodation and housekeeping services ~ design ~ décor and furnishings ~ control in the accommodation environment
Diploma in Reception Operations and Services
Safety ~ security ~ customer care ~ personal presentation ~ reception procedures ~ front office procedures ~ reservation procedures ~ guest accounting ~ selling and marketing techniques
Further study paths:
Advanced Diploma in Retailing
Advanced Diploma in International Tourism
Advanced Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts
Advanced Diploma in Accommodation Operation and Service
Advanced Diploma in Reception Operation and Service
Advanced Diploma in Patisserie
Advanced Diploma in Food and Beverage Operations and Service
Fee Structure:
The fee structure for 2011 is based on the full package as listed below. Our aim is to as far possible eliminate any hidden costs.
Tuition Fee for 2011:       Course fee (16 months) - R 85 000.00
                                    Accommodation Fee      – R35 000.00 
Payment Plan Option 1:

Deposit Before 30 November 2010
28 February 2011
29 April 2011
Before 30 June 2011
30 September 2011
R20 000.00 on registration
R25 000.00
R25 000.00
R25 000.00
R25 000.00

 Payment Plan Option 2 (Smaller instalments on a monthly basis):

Deposit Before 30 November 2010
R20 000.00
By 31 January 2011
R16 000.00
By 28 February 2011
R16 000.00
By 31 March 2011
R12 000.00
By 29 April 2011
By 31 May 2011
By 30 June 2011
By 29 July 2011
By 31 August 2011
By 30 September 2011
By 31 October 2011

 Payment Plan Option 3:

Deposit before 30 November 2010
Full payment by 31 January
Discount granted on Full payment
R20 000.00 on registration
R93 000.00
R7 000.00

Short Courses (to upgrade your skills or to attain an entry level qualification – entry level is grade 10 learners & older)
Two types of short courses on offer:
Skills Foundation Short Course – Consists of four training sessions. A fifth session included for examination, certificate qualification with City & Guilds.
Skills Proficiency Short Course – Consists of four training sessions. A fifth session included for examination, certificate qualification with City & Guilds.
  • The above courses will mostly be spread over a five week period with one session a week predetermined by the School.
  • Each session will be from 16:00 until 21:00 on the day. A minimum of 10 to a maximum of 16 participants are required for each program.
  • We can present this at Legend Hospitality School or at schools to avoid learners and parents having to drive out to Zebra country lodge.
  • The course fee will be R3800.00 per course and includes the exam fees and all ingredients.
  • Minimum qualification required for all short courses are grade 10.
Informal cooking classes
Informal cooking classes are for people who want to know more about food and cooking and are not interested in an official qualification. These once off demonstrations will be advertised in advance. Bookings are essential – enquiries are accepted for groups of minimum 10 pax – great get together for friend and couples!
Other Products offer by LHS:
  • Cooking demonstrations and catering with guest interaction for functions
  • Private functions / Parties & Home entertainment/ catering e.g. Specialised Birthdays/ braais with qualified chef’s
  • Weber Cooking Demonstrations & Team building events with guest interaction for all events, golf days & corporate/ families & friends. We offer a turn key solution to provide the complete function from Audio Visual to Entertainment.
Interesting fact by SA Tourism –
In SA currently there are seven positions available for every one chef available in SA . . .
Let us play our part in producing the next Jamie Oliver and fill those positions!
For more information or to set up an appointment please contact Lehan – 083 462 0209 or email:
You can also find information on under the Zebra Country Lodge link OR
Appointments for site visits are essential & must be pre-booked! With only 30 placements for 2011, make sure you form part of the solution.
Legend Hospitality School
Tel                                                       : 012 735 9162
Lehan Botha- Principal                        : 083 462 0209 OR
Fax                                                      : 086 696 5929
Jolene Els- Program Facilitator           : 073 402 5008 OR
Fax                                                      : 086 620 3160

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