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Skills Development Personnel

Faculty Head: Food & Beverage

Kevin Davis is the Faculty Head of Food and Beverage and has a Hotel Management Diploma. He has extensive operational experience in the Hotel Industry including chef training.

His passion in life is to deliver the best possible service in Food & Beverage to his clients. He is focused on the development of his staff and students.

Faculty Head: Reception Services

Debbie Nel is the Faculty Head of Reception Services with more than 30 years’ experience in Reception Services.

She has a City & Guilds Diploma in Reception Services. She has an Assessors qualification of the ETDP SETA.

Her passion in life is to deliver the best possible Reception Service to her guests from booking to arrivals and checking out. Young people can learn from her to do reception work well.

Faculty Head Accommodation Services

Linda Volschenk has a City and Guilds Certificate in Accommodation Services. Her experience total more than 14 years in the Hospitality environment.

She has an Assessors qualification of the ETDP SETA.

Her passion in life is to develop young people by exposing them in her work environment.

Head of the Dream Hotel School

Marius Julius is the Assistant General Manager of Avalon Springs. He has worked himself up through the system to where he is today.

He has extensive experience in the Management of a Hotel over 22 years and he has an Assessors qualification.

His passion is ensure a good guest experience for every guest and he is well known to most of the clients of Avalon Springs. He also manage the strategic development of Dream Hotel School.

Faculty Head Professional Cookery and Culinary Arts

Sean Wheelen has been trained in the Southern Suns Chef program and he is working as a chef in different positions and different kitchens over a period of 25 years.

He has an extensive knowledge on food preparation. He has a thorough experience in Buffet, A la Carte, Fine dining and Table d Houte. He shares his knowledge and experience with students and staff due to his belief in developing his workforce.

Campus Manager Dream Hotel School

Diederick Reinecke is the Campus Manager of Dream Hotel School. He has extensive experience in Skills Development over a period of 30 years.

The task at hand is to ensure the implementation of work integrated learning in the Avalon Campus His passion is to develop young leaders and managers for the Industry that he is working for.