The Secondary School of Gastronomy and Services Karlovy Vary is an educational institution with a tradition spanning one hundred years, rich in experience and a high-quality background. Thanks to its excellent reputation, the school has become deeply rooted in the awareness of the professional as well as the interested wider public in the region.
The educational offer of our school specializes in gastronomy, complemented by our popular novelty branch of Hairdressing. The permeability among the individual degrees of secondary education is ensured at the school by a 3-year education with an apprenticeship certificate, a 4-year education with an A-Level examination (maturita), and an extended study programme.
The historical residence of the school is situated in picturesque surroundings located in Ondřejská street, directly above the spa town centre, where theoretical lessons are organized. The renovated school building is well equipped for educational purposes and features a new training kitchen, specialized classrooms, didactic techniques, security systems, and information technologies, with all students receiving personal software. The school building offers its students a self-service refreshment facility. The theoretical lessons are delivered by a team of experienced educators.
We emphasize practical training under the supervision of experienced educational professionals in renowned hotels and restaurants of the region. The unique setting of Karlovy Vary and the high-quality practical training in partnering establishments guarantee the students unlimited possibilities in their professional growth. This training allows our graduates to use their practical skills during their careers in a competitive labor market. We provide our students with many opportunities to obtain exceptional knowledge and skills in their chosen branch.
In addition, we have our own restaurant at disposal where, besides professional training, we also offer every year gastronomical courses, seminars and presentations, executed by distinguished experts. Students regularly participate in professional competitions in which they received numerous awards. External activities focus on professional training, particularly in Germany and Italy. This professional experience allows our students to be visible and to participate in significant social events of our town and region. Our graduates in gastronomy and the hotel industry occupy many important professional posts. The school has a new hairdressing salon for those students who are interested in this branch.
The school is a member of the Czech Association of Hotels and Restaurants and the Association of Chefs and Pastry Chefs of the Czech Republic. In cooperation with the latter, the school organizes every year the prestigious gastronomical competition for secondary school students titled “Lázeňský pohárek” (Spa Cup). The school was awarded one of the highest gastronomical honours, the Golden Order of Magdalena Dobromila Rettig. Lastly, we are proud to announce that one of our students has already won the Junior Hairdresser Champion title of Central Europe.