Our aim at Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC), in partnership with the Business and Hotel Management School (BHMS) in Switzerland is to nurture your interest in the hospitality industry and empower your ambitions. We have developed a state of the art study programme designed to facilitate access to demanding, while rewarding careers.
Our curriculum maintains a strong emphasis on Swiss tradition of balancing theories with immediate practical applications within the key and most central operating areas, namely the Food and Beverage and Rooms Division departments of the Boma Hotel Complex, as part of the Applied Hotel Operations module. Beyond the theory and practical applications at the College and at Boma Hotels, our programs include periods of externships at leading international and local hospitality brands, during which students are expected to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and attitudes under the direct monitoring of professionals who will do their best in providing guidance for their professional
benefit. Our students may undertake PAID international internship programs in the United States of America, Middle East and the Caribbean as part of their study package.
The range of courses offered by BIHC continues to expand to match the growing needs of the Hospitality industry. They are ingeniously designed to prepare students for various positions in the hospitality industry globally, with Diploma and Certificate courses intakes conducted in January, May and September. We have also developed short courses in International Cookery and Pastry which run separately on weekends or weekdays throughout the year. Through our Professional Hospitality Development Program, we have set out to train and re-train professionals across various departments of the hospitality industry through tailor-made programs and short courses in front office operations, food and beverage service techniques, professional chefs’ course and housekeeping and laundry operations, among others. This program, not only rejuvenates the learner by improving their skill-set but also affirms BIHC’s standing as a top national and regional leader in hospitality training.
The College is fully equipped with modern training kitchens, training restaurants & bars and has access to all front and back-of-the house facilities of The Boma Hotels, including Front Office, Housekeeping, Spa and Health Club areas. We have recently expanded our facilities with the introduction of a new e-learning Resource Centre and lecture rooms equipped with latest audio-visual equipment, labs and a computer centre. All students have online access to Internet, intranet and campus-wide wireless connection.
Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management
Synergies between the Sales & Marketing, Food and Beverage, Kitchen, Accounts, Housekeeping, Maintenance and Human Resource departments, among others are key to ensuring that the hotel is operating at its maximum capabilities, thus ensuring healthy financial returns. At BIHC, our Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management includes the Hotel Operations Module, which allows students to apply practical skills to the theoretical knowledge they gain at a unique establishment – the 5 Star Boma Hotel premises.
Swiss Diploma in Culinary Arts
The Swiss Diploma in Culinary Arts at BIHC is designed to equip students with food product- knowledge, innovative techniques, as well as the managerial education required to operate one’s own restaurant or other hospitality service outlets. This course includes modules in International Cuisine, Pastry and Bakery, Sales and Marketing, among others.
Short Course in International Cookery
This course introduces the learner to the culinary field where they can apply the basic cooking methods used in various classical and modern cuisines. We aim to expose learners to the preparation of various cold and hot appetizers, trendy vegetable cuts and the cooking technique required to execute the perfect meat, fish, poultry and seafood dishes. These lessons take place on Saturdays throughout the year.
Short Course in Pastry and Bakery
Do you have a sweet or savoury tooth? This course introduces the learner to various baked items, including cakes, tortes, flans, confectionery, breads, snacks for tea parties and pizza, among others. The lessons combine practical demonstrations and individual participation. These lessons take place on Saturdays throughout the year.
In addition to our Swiss partners, the Business and Hotel Management School in Switzerland, BIHC has launched strategic internship partnerships in the Middle East, through our collaboration with Hilton Hotels and Resorts, giving us paid internships access to 32 Hilton properties in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. In the Caribbean, we are now in partnership with Sandals Resorts, where our students may now have access to paid internships at the world’s most awarded Resorts Company. In the USA, we have now entered a partnership with HRC International, giving our students more variety to the country clubs we already work with. Through HRC International, students may apply for 1-year paid internship programs in Boutique Hotels, 5 Star properties and Michelin Star restaurants.
We are now scanning the market for a wider academic and internship partnership network in South- East Asia, the UK and the rest of Africa to give even more options to our students.
Professional Hospitality Development Program
The Boma International Hospitality College has designed specialized Professional Development Courses for those already in the hospitality industry and are looking for career growth and skills development or for those seeking to join the hospitality industry through entrepreneurship. BIHC may now also tailor-make programs to suit your individual or
corporate needs, where these courses are administered at the learner’s premises or at The Boma Hotel complex, Nairobi.
Professional Short Courses
Designed for applicants with a desire to refresh their hospitality knowledge in the fields below. The short courses cover a total of 40 hours divided into two levels: Basics and Advanced
- Events Management
- Restaurant Operations and Management
- Food & Beverage Service Techniques
- Wine Appreciation – Sommelier course
- Spa and Wellness Centre Management
- Mixology and Bar Operations
- Front Office and Concierge Operations
- Hospitality Property Management Systems (PMS) Operations
- Housekeeping and Laundry Operations
- Professional Chefs Course
- Advanced Pastry and Bakery
Improving Customer Experience
At BIHC, we have identified a gap in the Corporate World, across various industries and sectors in Effective Customer Service. Thus, we have set out to satisfy that need for businesses to improve their bottom-line by enhancing their customers’ experience through conducting custom-made programs that are tailored to meet the specific client needs in that particular industry. These courses may take place at the client’s business premises or at The Boma Hotel complex, Nairobi.
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