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 the latest audio-visual equipment, labs and a computer centre. All students have online access to Internet, intranet and campus-wide wireless connection.
We nurture individuals to be leaders in service-oriented business entities. Our practical hands-on learning approach empowers those who have a passion for service to others to influence and cultivate a service culture in the organizations that they work in.
To create a community that enjoys being in the service of others.
Building Character and Inspiring Careers
In 2019 we launched our State of the Art of Resource center that provides a unique, comfortable and yet dynamic space where students can access the latest physical and e-resources from around the world to build on class-knowledge and enhance their research skills
Our lecture rooms provide a vibrant and inspiring space that seeks to enhance the learning experience and create a conducive atmosphere for study
Our Culinary Programs are experiences in most advanced student centered training kitchens in the region providing access to dynamic and cutting-edge culinary technology that prepares students for the most advanced kitchens around the world
We believe in spaces that inspire with a touch of nature. The College Club La Pergola is an initiative by the BIHC for the students to relax, unwind, study or just simply have a good time and detach!
This is an annual student competition hosted by Russell Partnership Technology. We had the honor to participate in the 7th Edition which was an online hotel simulation, a competition open to EuroCHRIE member colleges and universities where 23 countries and 16 teams were represented.
The participating team was made up of four senior students (Rohan, Leah, Edward and Bilha) and one instructor (Simon Kasyema – Food & Beverage Instructor at BIHC) who competed with other institutions globally including our partner Strathmore University.
Hotel simulation competitions involve creating a virtual hotel and each week making strategic decisions to improve the position of the hotel in their competitive set, with a focus on Market Performance, Financials, Guest Satisfaction, and Associate Engagement. The top hotels from each competitive set are compared side-by-side and the winning team is the hotel with the best overall balanced scorecard at the end of the four-week competition. Each participating student will receive a certificate in Hotel Business Acumen, demonstrating the successful completion of an advanced application of their studies.
Each year, over 55 countries participated in the World's Biggest Culinary Competition, spread across 5 cities of India and spanning over 7 days of competition with the finals being held in the iconic city of Kolkata.
However, due to the global pandemic, the International Hospitality Council has decided to host and organize the entire Young Chef Olympiad 2021 virtually. Nevertheless, the Spirit and Essence of YCO remains intact- spreading the message of camaraderie and friendship among young people from all around the World and creating a positive vibe among young people of the World, despite the global pandemic.
Over the last six years the world has seen the birth of culinary stars and dreams being celebrated on the global Culinary stage. The prestigious Gold Medal has been won by students representing Malaysia (2015, 2018 and 2020); Canada (2016); Singapore (2017) and France (2019). Not only have each of them won the Gold Medal and coveted Trophy to carry home, but also a great opportunity to further their culinary dream of becoming a leading Global Chef.
Through our student, Swabra Idd and her mentor, Head of Culinary Arts, Chef Chris Burton, BIHC ranked again for the 2nd year in the Top 10 Plate Trophy Competition.
The Africa MICE Awards recognise industry players that are innovative in organising business events and whose expertise and service levels meet global standards.
It comprises four categories: Event Excellence Awards, Suppliers Excellence Awards, Industry Achievement Award and the Individual Award category.
These categories are targeted at industry players ranging from Professional Conference Organisers (PCO), Professional Exhibition Organisers (PEO), Destination
Management Companies (DMC), exhibition and convention venue operators, to suppliers such as stand contractors, AV, production and staging companies.
The award categories enable individuals as well as companies to be recognised.
The Young Chef Olympiad is based on a vision of being the best platform to bring the world closer, via food as food unites people.
The competition has always been a platform to connect more and more young chefs globally and to build bridges for talent in the field of culinary arts across borders.
It is also aimed at blending culinary cultures and making it an integral part of the participant's lives.
The 2020 edition was held across 4 Indian cities (Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Goa and Kolkata) with over 60 competing nations from across the world.
BIHC was represented by Georgina Naomi Muthoni.
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