The Escuela Hotelera of San Juan

The Escuela Hotelera of San Juan grew out of the vision and initiative of Ms. Sylvia Cestero León to provide to Puerto Rico a prestigious training center in programs related to catering services. In the beginning was part of the Vocational Lyceum Sylvia Cestero de Toyos, a vocational institution, of high skills technique with more than twenty years of service. The Escuela Hotelera of San Juan grew and developed as autonomous institution with headquarters at Calle Mayaguez and classrooms at Barbosa Avenue and 65th Infantry Avenue until 2003 when it moved to its new facilities at Num. 229 Calle Guayama, in Hato Rey.

More than a decade since its foundation, the Escuela Hotelera of San Juan has impacted significantly the local hotel industry and the community in general. Proofs of this are the countless activities that promote the presence of graduates in prestigious professional scenarios.

In August 2009, the Escuela Hotelera of San Juan opened its campus in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico located on Highway 114, Km 0.4, Sector Western Industrial Park, Barrio Guanajibo, in Mayagüez. This campus offers modern facilities to prospective students interested in training in Specialist in Culinary Arts, International bakery and pastry career.

 

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Mission

In keeping with the constructivist philosophy, Escuela Hotelera de San Juan’s mission is to prepare competent professionals for employment in the hotel, food service, and beverage industry, particularly in the areas of Culinary Arts and International Baking and Pastry. Escuela Hotelera de San Juan develops high skill technical/occupational curricula where teaching is focused on the student, taking into account the student’s motivation, learning style, and multiple intelligences that promote a significant, pertinent, and cutting-edge learning. 

Vision

Since Escuela Hotelera de San Juan is a cutting-edge institution that seeks educational excellence, its vision is to be the most prestigious institution in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean devoted to the professional education in the food and beverage industry, particularly in the Culinary Arts and Baking and International Pastry field.

Goals

Provide learning experiences that foster the development of skills and competencies to obtain and retain employment in the food and beverage service industry, particularly the hotel industry. Closely work with the food and beverage services industry, especially in the hotel industry through an Advisory Committee, a competent and committed faculty, and internship experiences in the industry in competitive environments  


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Our Educational Philosophy 

The Escuela Hotelera of San Juan considers education as a continuous integral process, which can be done at any stage of the life of the human being. It bases its philosophy in the constructivist movement; philosophical current that seeks, through formal and informal education, that human beings discover and build their knowledge. It is to look for meaning by means of the educational experiences to which human beings are exposed.

This Institution perceives education as an ongoing process that allows students to incorporate their life experiences into learning experiences. This process allows them to reach their goals and develop the satisfaction from their fulfillment.

As this educational philosophy is our north, we seek to incorporate it in every one of the activities of our educational community. Faculty, students, and other staff are made conscious of this environment through orientations, publication displays, and bulletin boards. We want them to be clear, from the very beginning, of our mission, our philosophy, and the goals we aim to fulfill upon completion of our objective.

 

Our philosophy has a very close relation with the school’s mission. Students who have entered the country’s workforce and have turned into productive citizens and responsible employees evidence the most significant examples. Another significant example of this relation is our participation as an institution in real work scenarios, either through competitions in which our students participate or through internships.

 

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Message from our President

The 21st century work scenario requires competencies and skills that adapt to the changes of globalization and the world economy. The Escuela Hotelera of San Juan’s mission is to prepare competent professionals in disciplines related to hotel service, one of the fastest growing and most competitive industries today.

We are the alternative for the creative, audacious, and enthusiastic student who wishes to select a formative process focused on the integration of theoretical and practical concepts through technology and a scenario according to the reality of the industry.

We fulfill our commitment by valuing the student as the center of the teaching / learning process. We provide a well-equipped physical plant, first-class products, a competent teaching and administrative staff and various programs, innovative and relevant to hotel services. The Specialist programs in Culinary Arts, International Bakery and Pastry and the short courses of International Cuisine, Intensive Bartender and multiple seminars, are offered in flexible schedules to satisfy the needs of each prospective student.

We strive to offer free transportation to the urban train (“Tren Urbano”), complement the training with experiences of large-scale, serve multiple public and private entities, and motivate our students to participate in culinary excursions to Europe, the United States and South America, expanding as well as the cultural, gastronomic and hospitality services of our students.

I am proud to share that almost 20 years after having founded the Escuela Hotelera de San Juan, we are the holders of multiples awards at the global level for our educational excellence: Exito Business Award awarded in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Latin American Quality Award, awarded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sapientiae Award for Educational Excellence, awarded in Lima, Peru and again for the second consecutive year the Exito Business Award. On the other hand, I received an "Honorary Doctorate" in Lima, Peru and the Top Management Award in the Education category in 2008. We continue to be the only institution in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Services in Puerto Rico to hold three accreditations and A Gold Star of Business Merit by the international organization Worldwide Marketing Organization (WMO), which guarantees quality administrative and teaching processes.

That’s why we are the best alternative in the 21st Century!
Sylvia B. Cestero de Seymour

 

 
Sylvia b.Cestero de Seymour

Sylvia b.Cestero de Seymour


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The Escuela Hotelera de San Juan is a Culinary Arts and Hospitality institution in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean that has three accreditations:

San Juan Campus

  • Accreditation granted by the Puerto Rico Education Council (CEPR)
  • Accreditation granted by the Accrediting Commission of Educational Institutions(CADIE)
  • Accreditation by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Operation License granted by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico

Mayagüez Campus

  • Accreditation granted by the Accrediting Commission of Educational Institutions(CADIE)
  • Accreditation by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Operation License granted by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico

Membresías

  • Member of the Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association
  • Member of the Cámara de Comercio
  • Member of the American Culinary Federation

For more information about our graduation rate, the average debt of the students who completed the programs, as well as other important information, visit our website www.escuelahotelera.edu

The Escuela Hotelera de San Juan does not discriminate against any person based on place of birth, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social status, physical disability, political beliefs or religious beliefs.

The Escuela Hotelera de San Juan provides job placement assistance, does not guarantee employment.

Certain restrictions apply.

Institution approved by Vocational Rehabilitation/ Consortiums/ Veterans.

The Escuela Hotelera de San Juan is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students (Category M-1). Only applies to the Hato Rey campus.


Accreditations

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