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About Us - Cascade Institute of Hospitality

Cascade Institute of Hospitality is a Leading Hotel School located in Thika Town. The institute is founded on quality, affordability, and the promise of standards never seen before in the hospitality industry.

CIH is an Accredited center for the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH), Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), and Institute of Commercial Management (ICM). The institute has its roots in Cascade  chain of Restaurants, a household name within Thika town and beyond, known for  excellence and quality service for many years. We aim at producing top-grade, highly skilled, disciplined, and results-oriented graduates that will change the face of hospitality in the country and beyond.

Cascade Institute of Hospitality (CIH)  is the only CTH Gold Centre in East and Central Africa and 1 of 12 Gold Centres in the world. Recognized for high standards and quality academic performance.

The Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH) is the UK’s leading professional awarding body for programmes in the specialist growing hospitality and tourism sector worldwide.

Over the last 40 years CTH has focused on developing and adding value to careers in the industry, globally. CTH was established in 1982 as a specialist professional body in the UK to focus on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality and tourism industries and now has accredited colleges worldwide delivering sought after CTH programmes.

CTH ensures its quality through its approved status with Ofqual and the Qualifications and Curriculums Authority (QCA’s) UK accredited qualification framework. All programmes are developed in conjunction with the UK Sector Skills Council, People1st, to ensure relevance, value and quality. This approach guarantees that CTH programmes are valued by employers throughout the world.



To be the Hospitality Training institution of choice in the region


Providing Quality, Holistic Education, and Training to the youth and transforming them into Economically independent and responsible citizens.

Core Values

Integrity: A culture that promotes honesty, transparency, accountability, and professional ethics.

Quality: High standards of all the products and services that we offer.

Customer Focus: Dedicated to meeting and exceeding customer expectations

Timeliness: Timely delivery of high-quality products and services

Innovative: Creativity, embrace positive change and reward innovation

Commitment: Excellent performance, enthusiasm, and excitement for work resulting in growing revenue for the institution.

10 reasons to enroll with CIH

CIH offers specialized Diploma and Certificate courses in Hospitality, Tourism and Information technology that prepares the graduates ready for job market.

High quality experienced tutors, readily available for tuition and guidance
Free foreign language for students enrolled on long term courses
Guaranteed industrial attachment for all students
Reward for excellence and top of the grade performance in external courses
Variety of courses and examining bodies to choose
Convenient location within Thika CBD but away from the hustle and bustle of town life
Affordable top grade quality education that will definitely lead to success
Exposure to co-curricular activities and talent promotion
Excellent facilities that stimulate learning
Affordable accommodation available for students from within and beyond Thika town

Our Courses

CTH Level 2: Diploma in Culinary skills

This is an entry level qualification designed to develop students’ cooking skills, enhance their ability to integrate cooking skills in ...

CTH Level 2: Diploma in Patisserie and Confectionery skills

The aim of this specialist Patisserie and Confectionery Skills qualification is to introduce learners to the core skills needed to ...

CTH Level 3: Diploma in Professional Cookery

The program is aimed at introducing learners to the world of food preparation and culinary theory. It helps the trainee ...

CTH Level 3: Diploma in Professional Cookery ; Confectionery and Patisserie

This qualification covers all the essential patisserie and confectionery skills and is designed to prepare students for a successful career ...

Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – KNEC

The program provides students with a strong basic foundation to develop relevant applications for businesses and public organizations. Students will ...

Certificate in Computer Packages – Internal

The institute offers short term computer packages that run for a minimum of one week per package. Students get introduced ...