This is a list of the best catering schools in Kenya. There are several catering schools in Kenya that offer Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses in different catering fields. Degree courses in catering are offered in almost all public and private universities. This article will majorly focus on top colleges that offer catering courses.
Most of the institutions in Kenya offer catering courses in options such as Hospitality Management, Hotel Management, Catering Technology, Pastry, Culinary Arts, Hot Kitchen Cookery and Baking.
In no particular order, here is a list of the best catering schools in Kenya.
1. Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC)
BIHC is renown across Africa for state of the art study programs. It is a world-class Swiss Hotel Management College that seeks to educate and influence the next generation of hoteliers. Students study and gain practical skills in a 5-star hotel environment.
The college offers Certificate and Diploma courses in International Hospitality Management, Hospitality Operations, Professional Hospitality Development, Foundation Program in Hospitality Operations, International Cookery, Pastry and Bakery.
Location: Red Cross Road, South C, Nairobi.
Contacts: 0719 050 540, 0719 050 550.
Kenya Utalii College is a leading African hospitality and tourism training institution. It is distinguished for providing world class training for both the local and international hospitality and tourism industry. The college offers Certificate courses in Tourism and Hospitality, Diploma courses in Hotel Management and short courses in various fields of the tourism and hospitality industry.
Location: Next to Kenya Utalii College, Ruaraka, Nairobi.
Contacts: 0722 205 492, 0733 600 584.
3. Top Chefs Culinary Institute
It is a top ranked international Culinary Arts school in Kenya that offers purpose designed programmes that will prepare you to meet the challenges of today’s catering industry. The institute offers Pastry & Bakery Diploma course, Culinary Arts Diploma and short courses in Cookery, Pastry and Bakery.
Location: 5th Floor Parklands Plaza, Westlands, Nairobi.
Contacts: 0700 691 427, 020 374 0166.
4. International Hotel & Tourism Institute
IHTI offers BTEC and AHLEI accredited courses that provide competitive advantage in the hospitality industry and prepares the individual to meet high standards of professional excellence.
The institute offers the following programmes;
- BTEC HND Hospitality Management
- AHLEI Food and Beverage Management
- Front Office Operations
- Short courses in Cookery, Pastry, Wine & Bar Knowledge, Food & Beverage Service Techniques, Food & Beverage Service Supervision
Location: Nyeri Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi.
Contacts: 0711 129 610, 0715 555 633, 0793 303 046.
5. Impact Chefs & Hospitality Academy
Since its inception, the school has strived to provide practical Culinary and Hospitality courses without the added extras that are not relevant to the kitchen and hospitality industry. Courses offered at the institution are designed to make graduates competitive in the market place.
Location: Mukoma Road, South B, South Gate Centre, Nairobi.
Contact: 0754 888 000.
6. Kasarani Catering College
The college has been training young people on various hospitality courses for the past nine years. It has two campuses, one in Nairobi and Kitui. The college offers Diploma and Certificate courses in Food Production, Cookery, Hotel Management, Bakery, House Keeping, Food and Beverage Management.
Contact: 0721 429 839.
7. Amboseli Institute Of Hospitality & Technology
It is one of the most preferred hospitality and tourism training institutions in the East African region. The institute’s School of Hospitality offers progressive courses from craft to Diploma level. The courses entail Hospitality Management, Food Production, Food & Beverage Sale, Pastry & Bakery, Artisan Cookery & Bakery, Housekeeping & Laundry Operations, Front Office Operations & Administration.
Location: Kiboko Road, Thika.
Contacts: 0720 663 860, 0732 539 762.
8. Rifkins College
Rifkins is one of the best colleges in Kenya offering catering courses. The college offers Certificate in Hotel and Catering Supervision course that takes a duration of 6 months. It also offers Diploma in Hospitality Management with full credit transfer.
Location: Focal Point Building, Digo Road, Mombasa.
Contact: 0715 043 739.
9. Eldoret Technical Training Institute
The Institute offers Diploma, Certificate and Artisan Programs in Catering, Accommodation, Service & Management, Food & Beverage Production & Service, Food & Beverage Management, International Travel and Tourism Management. It has campuses in Eldoret, Bomet and Lodwar.
Contact: 0725 818 644.
10. St Kizito Vocational Training Institute
It is a leading institution that offers the youth holistic education based on Catholic experience and technical training sustainable to the job market. The institute offers catering courses to students who are acquainted with modern job-oriented practical skills in a well equipped kitchen for six months. The courses offered are as follows;
- Artisan Catering Course
- NVCET Catering Course
- Short Courses (3 months) in Cookery, Pastry & Bakery, Cookery and Bakery (6 months).
Location: Githurai-Kimbo, Ruaraka and Roysambu, Nairobi.
Contacts: 020 219 6799.