Prime School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts, a new leader in culinary and hospitality programming that prepares students for successful careers in the dynamic, fast-growing tourism industry in Ghana and beyond, has launched it ultra-modern training centre in Accra.
For the first time in the history of Ghana, a school of Hospitality and Culinary Art has been launched to cater for the young school leavers on the street, untrained fried rice cooks and also update cooks and chefs in the industry with the skill to build a career in this challenging and globally competitive world of cuisine.
Prosper Kumi, Founder of the institute, noted that today’s learners seek a learning environment that is not as obsolete as traditional classrooms but that is specifically engineered to support thinking while preferring the learning environment that pushes their learning capacity with altering strategies and teaching practices.
“They want to be a part of an impactful learning setting that provides a sense of achievement while they can be adaptive and interactive with fellow learners as well as instructors. In brief, they want to be active and engaged players throughout the learning course. Prime School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts is the best place for learner to look to,” Mr. Kumi said.
Offering a six months course in food production but would be engaged in all other courses, the school is currently running with the aim of making them have a fair and complete knowledge of everything that goes on in and out of the hospitality field.
“The school has put up a well-designed structure, comprising of a modern and hygienic training kitchen, which takes not more than 15 students at a time to allow every student to have a feel of what goes on in the kitchen practically,” he added.
Facilities available includes air-conditioned lecture hall for theoretical works, made available to accommodate all the student. Massage and nail therapy room with facial apparatus, a three-star status home care facility which is yet to be upgraded to a five-star with the right and qualified personnel’s to handle and an administrative office. The school boasting of instructors and workers mostly graduates from some of the renowned universities and institutions in Ghana, and other parts of the world.
With a very experienced chef as a kitchen instructor, trained at the UN as an executive chef and worked with some well know hospitality industries in the country and abroad.
The school which is accredited under the National Accreditation Board is currently training it students in diploma courses, such as Food Production, Housekeeping, Front Office, Kitchen operation with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) standards, Table setting etiquettes for House Wives, Pastry Workshop, Restaurant and Bar Management, Spa Therapy, Nail Technician and Part Time Cooking Lessons to enable student to fit into the international job market after completion of the course.
Nana Baah Wiredu, chairman of the occasion, also assured the students of secured jobs on crew ships after they complete their courses with excellence. He mentioned that government has a lot to do when it comes to hospitality.
Advising the authorities, Stella Baduapem, an experienced hospitality industry player, expressed her excitement for the school’s coming to being, entreated the management to have a research department where students can be abreast with foods in season and be creative, innovative and be timely with delivery of foods to their clients. She encouraged the student to always remember to sell Ghanaian delicacies to the rest of the world whenever the need arises.
Stephen Dzilah, the Director of the school, stated that, the qualification has been designed for professionals in food preparation and management. “Our certificates are aimed at students wishing to learn all the fundamentals, core and vocational skills required to enable them to excel in their chosen careers,” he said.
Michael Kpingbi, Operations Manager of the Ghana Tourism Authority, added that efforts have been made by the Ministry of Tourism for government to approve some financial support to such institution. “We, as individual workers of the industry must also show support to help the industry grow,” he said.