Gafa three-year technical school
GAFA - Three-year hospitality college
Our hospitality school offers you the opportunity to learn three professions in just three years. As a fully trained cook, restaurant specialist and office administrator, many doors are open to you.
You can start our three-year technical college right after the 8th grade. You'll get a taste of the real world in the kitchen and restaurant. And you can count on it: Not only is the soup bubbling here, but there's also a lot of fun! In addition, you'll learn English and French, commercial subjects, technical theory, and interesting additional qualifications. Of course, we also keep an eye on the best possible development of your personality. After graduating from our hospitality school, you will have a wide range of opportunities to develop your individual professional potential.
Hospitality school - and the future can come
If you want to be successful in your career and strive for training with a job guarantee, you have come to the right place. As a renowned hospitality school for over a hundred years, we have a broad network of national and international companies and business partners. Social learning across age and grade boundaries is a matter close to our hearts. However, we also attach great importance to teaching tourist etiquette and a well-groomed appearance.
GAFA goes international
Due to our high reputation, students from a wide range of countries visit us. With internships abroad and intensive language weeks, we also set a strong example for internationality. As a result, our students are excellently prepared for later requirements in terms of professional mobility.
All about the hospitality school
Passion - Innovation - Skills
The three-year practical training entitles you to practice the following three professions:
Cooking, Service & Patisserie
The practical training includes the areas of kitchen management and organization, patisserie as well as restaurant and catering. Our students are optimally prepared by our experienced team of teachers for the professional requirements of the catering and hotel industry.
Events & Practical Experience
We are particularly proud of the numerous events that our students regularly successfully stage together with experts from the upscale gastronomy industry. The Life Ball, the Vienna Wiesn Festival, and the Gault&Millau Genuss Fair are just a few examples of the events we manage. Our students also gain valuable practical experience after the first and second year by completing a three-month internship in the kitchens of renowned catering establishments in Austria and abroad.
Additional trainings and competitions
You want to aim high? We are pleased to be able to offer you the following additional training courses as part of your school education:
Our students regularly and very successfully participate in national and international cooking and service competitions.
Languages, business and general education
The hospitality industry is only really fun when you can communicate with international guests. English and French are therefore an important part of our teaching. Basic management training and in-depth general education (including in the subjects of tourism geography, history, art and culture, as well as political education and law) round out the educational spectrum of our school.
Full day classes with full board
In our hospitality school, full-day classes are held from 08:00 to 16:55. Full board for students is included in the school fees.
There are three steps to registering for a school place:
Please fill out the registration form completely and upload the following documents in the registration form:
Upon receipt of the completed application form and school notification, you will be notified and invited to an interview. Please bring the following documents to the interview:
Payment of the full tuition must be made no later than July 31 of the current year. Otherwise we are forced to pass on the place. For details see under Fees and Tuition.
For applicants from performance-differentiated schools in performance group III (or grade Sufficient in "basic general education"), the legally required entrance examination (German, mathematics and living foreign language) takes place in June.
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Registrations are possible at any time.