Peter Koppies

Peter Koppies

Student of the Year 2013

Peter joined the Riebeek Valley’s first student intake in March 2013. It was fairly obvious to all from day one that he had something special.

He never let us down, he did a live TV cooking demo within his first 3 months at the School on the SABC morning show Expresso like a pro; everywhere he worked during his training year (2013) the owners wanted to keep him! His academic work too was excellent.

As top Ikusasa student he won a bursary to do a 3 year Traineeship Programme at The International Hotel School (IHS) and was placed at La Franschhoek Hotel in Franschhoek where his potential was spotted immediately and it was suggested to him that he convert from the kitchen to Hotel Management, Ikusasa gave their consent for the change.

Peter is currently doing his 6 month stint in the Housekeeping department, in the three years he will move through all the hotel departments to ensure an understanding of a complete hotel operation and graduate with a local qualification and a qualification from The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) to add to the City and Guilds of London qualifications he achieved at Ikusasa.

Watch this space…. you go Peter!