Cascade Institute of Hospitality (CIH)

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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
Application Procedure


Cascade Institute of Hospitality aims to admit applicants who are best prepared to benefit from the quality education on offer. Admission officers review applications and supporting documents carefully to assess an applicant’s overall academic preparation. In evaluating an application, the college considers the following factors:

  • KCSE Mean Grade
  • Professional experience for mature entry students
  • Additional information provided in support of your application.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully consider the diploma and certificate programs available and to meet with a career adviser or Head of Department before making a decision. Admission to CIH is on a first come first served basis within the admission period.

Application Requirements

Application forms can be handpicked from the college or downloaded from the college website. Applicants can also apply directly through the website. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Admissions Officer or hand-delivered to the college.

  1. Application forms should be accompanied by copies of the relevant academic and professional certificates or result slips, 2 passport size photographs, national ID, passport, or birth certificate.
  2. English proficiency – The medium of instruction is English and students are expected to have a working knowledge of the same.
  3. Medical fitness – Some courses require students to be medically fit. Applicants with known long term medical conditions are encouraged to divulge this information.

Student Admission

Applicants who have met the above entry requirements will be issued with an admission letter detailing the program into which they have been admitted and the fee payable. CIH does not charge an application fee.
N.B Application does not guarantee admission.

Fee Payment and Term Schedule

Prospective students and their guardians can access the fee structures for the respective courses by contacting the admissions office through 0703 777 888 / 0791 777 888.

Fees is payable at the beginning of every term. Students who demonstrate the inability to pay the full amount may choose to pay fees in three monthly installments by the 5th day of every Month.

Fees can be paid either through the college bank account or by means of an MPESA pay bill.

Payment Modes 

Kenya Commercial Bank

A/C No: 1200631935

A/C Name: Cascade Institute of Hospitality

Branch: Thika

MpesaPay bill number: 853393


Term Schedule

Cascade Institute of Hospitality has three intakes every academic year: September, January, and May. Students sit for their end of term examinations in December, April, and August. All external Examinations are administered as per the Examinations Body Schedules provided.

Mode of Learning

Our Qualifications are available on a Full-time basis for both long term and short term Courses.

Short term courses are offered during April, August, and December Holidays.

P. O. Box 6530 -01000
Cascade Plaza, Karatina Road,
Thika Town

Tel:  020-2002 685
Mobile: 0703 777 888 / 0791 777 888
Email – General inquiries : [email protected]
Admissions: [email protected]
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