About Us - Cascade Institute of Hospitality

Cascade Institute of Hospitality is a Hotel School located in Thika. The institute is founded on quality, affordability and the promise of standards never seen before in the hospitality industry. The institute has its roots in Cascade Restaurants, a household name within Thika town and beyond, known for quality service and excellence 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.


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 a variety of diploma and certificate courses spread across three departments: Hospitality, business and Information technology. Short courses are available in the three departments, beginning on the 1st Monday of every month for interested professionals already in the 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

Certificate in Food and Beverage Production and Service – KNEC

This program prepares students on how to properly handle, prepare, and store items such as meats, vegetables, fruits, and dried ...
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Certificate in Tour and Travel Operations-KNEC

The program is designed to introduce students to core tourism, leisure and hospitality concepts, plus foundation management skills required to successfully ...
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Certificate in Pastry and Bakery – Internal

The program is aimed at working professionals in the food and beverage industry, fresh students and anyone who wishes to ...
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Proficiency in Foreign Languages

The program aims to develop the student’s accuracy, facility and fluency in the appropriate use of foreign languages. At the ...
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Certificate in Information Technology

Advanced Web Design- Internal

The Course equips students with knowledge of web designing using: PHP/MYSQL, java script, SQL server 2012 and Fireworks. Entry requirements ...
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Basic Web Design– Internal

The course introduces students to development of websites and web pages using HTML, CSS, Joomla, Dreamweaver and Macromedia flash. Entry ...
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