Our school was founded in 1991 as a Secondary Vocational School of Public Catering and Services Ltd., and was one of the first private schools in our country. During the first decade of its existence the school ranked among the largest private schools in the Czech Republic. In Apríl 2005 the Vocational School was transformed into the Secondary Gastronomical School Ltd. Later in 2006 our school opened Hotel industry classes and for that reason the school was renamed to the Secondary School of Gastronomy and Hotel Industry.
Our school has a distinct reputation for excellence. This can be seen from the large number of applicants who are interested in our types of studies. Our school is recommended to many people by our graduates. These days we have about 650 students in the daily study and approximately 970 students in the long distance study.
The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Gastronomy and Public Catering International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2009 for High School Education
Thanks to its twenty four -year history, the school ranks among the oldest and largest private schools in the Czech Republic.
Over the years the offer of branches has been conformed to the requirements and needs of applicants. For hotel and gastronomical services we train our students in the following branches: Hotel Industry and Tourism, Waiter/Waitress, Cook, Confectioner and Gastronomy. We try hard to prepare our students for work in the Czech Republic as well as in other countries of the European Union.
We provide education not only to pupils of the ninth class of basic schools, but we also offer external forms of studies to people, who already work in the field of gastronomy or in other branches.
The main aim of the management and the staff is to provide high quality education in accordance with approved teaching materials and the latest knowledge of educational development in the world. We would like to create a friendly atmosphere of cooperation between students and teachers. We also want to respect our students‘ personalities and their self confidence. We support their creativity, interests and all-round activities. We lead the students to develop positive attitudes towards other people and the world as well as encouraging healthy lifestyles.
For vocational subjects, foreign languages and information technology classes are divided into two groups. Our approach towards students is individual. We also work with children who suffer from dyslexia and other disorders.
Practical classes are organized at carefully chosen hotels and restaurants, which have been tested by years of cooperation with our school and can guarantee a high quality training for future experts in the field of gastronomy. All these hotels and restaurants are situated in the area of the capital city Prague, e.g. Novoměstský pivovar, Hotel Savoy, Hotel Barceló Praha, H.I.Prague Congress Centre, Restaurant – Café Sv. Václava, Hotel Movenpick, Amores Perros, Hotel Corinthia Towers, Hotel President.
Our school is located in an area, which consists of three newly renovated buildings. In the high-rise building there are the management´s‘ offices and several newly built classrooms equipped with the latest projection technology. On the upper floors there are rooms that serve for accommodation. Those students who are not from Prague can live right on site.
In the central building you can find a large gymnasium, a dining room and a kitchen. Most of our classrooms are located on the second floor of the building. The rooms for theoretical classes answer to the high standards of modern trends in education. Especially the informatics classrooms, wich are equipped with the latest technology. Also the classroom for table setting and bar tending courses stands up to contemporary gastronomy standards and trends and is continuously supported with modern appliances and equipment.
Our school is a member of:
- Cooks’ and Confectioners’ Association of the Czech Republic
- Waiters’ Association of the Czech Republic
- Czech Bartenders’ Association
- Private Schools’ Association of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia
In their free time and during the breaks our students can use computers with internet access, which are placed in corridors. They can also play table-football games on four tables. There is a small fitness-room close to the gym and a well equipped school library sponsored by significant Czech publishing houses.