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The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) becomes an Associate member of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne’s (EHL) Certified Schools network

December 18, 2018

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) signed an advisory agreement with Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC), the advisory services branch of EHL Group, on the 5th of December 2018 at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts campus in Amman, Jordan.

The partnership aims to develop and expand the course programs offered at RACA, whilst RACA and LHC will be working together towards moving RACA to full EHL Certification. 

This step aligns with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ celebrations of its 10th anniversary; RACA was established in 2008 as one of the initiatives of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) to raise the level of education in the tourism sector and to offer educational paths related to the country’s labor market. The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts currently awards a diploma in Culinary Arts.

HE Dr. Wajeh Oweis, Chairman of RACA’s Board of Trustees and Chef Jacques Rossel, RACA’s Director signed on behalf of RACA and Mr. Olivier Roux, Senior Managing Director of LHC and Mr. Jens-Henning Peters, LHC Consultant, signed on behalf of Lausanne Hospitality Consulting.

Based on 125 years of experience in training hospitality professionals, EHL provides guidance and support to other hospitality or hotel management schools and helps them reach a level of quality that meets EHL standards in a given program and location. Through its consulting entity, Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC), EHL has developed a network of certified schools
through which it transfers knowledge of international hospitality industry standards and trends, management education methods and the latest learning technology with the vision of sharing the Swiss hospitality excellence around the world.

EHL Group offers support for hotel management schools worldwide. Thanks to years of experience in launching and developing educational centers, the EHL certification recognizes the best institutions in their categories. These institutions work hand-in-hand with the local industry and show a strong commitment to hospitality education, while students enjoy a higher curriculum quality, personalized infrastructures and opportunities to visit other EHL-certified schools.


About EHL Group

EHL Group encompasses a portfolio of specialized business units that deliver hospitality management education and innovation worldwide. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Group includes:

  • Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) is an ambassador for traditional Swiss hospitality and has been a pioneer in hospitality education since 1893 with over 25,000 alumni worldwide. EHL is a leading university that provides a range of on-campus and online learning solutions, including undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs to talented students from 119 different countries.
  • The Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) has been one of the leading hospitality management schools for hotel specialists for 50 years. SSTH delivers Swiss-accredited vocational training and higher vocational education in its newly renovated 19th century spa-hotel in Passugg, Graubünden, to Swiss and international students from 20 countries.  
  • Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC) is a comprehensive hospitality solutions company, providing knowledge advisory, management support, people development, executive education, schools development and vocational training solutions


Sherif Mamdouh
External Communications Manager
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
+41 21 785 10 53