Isobel Odendaal

Isobel’s 25 year hospitality career started her in 1990 working in fine dining Restaurants and gained extensive experience as a Waiter, Restaurant Manager, Hostess and Hotel Manager of several upmarket Boutique Hotels and villas in South Africa and USA.
Her passion for service and hospitality led to a 10 year career in the super yacht industry working her way up from Stewardess, Chief Stewardess, Medical Officer and then Purser on private and charter yachts up to 80 meters. 
Isobel has done extensive Maritime and Hospitality training, including WSET Level 3 and Advanced Wine Diplomas, Advanced STCW Medical training, Level II Food Health and Safety, Professional Guesthouse Management Diploma, Professional Barista and Cocktail Training, various accounting programmes, ISPS and ISM training, and successfully started a Training School in her home country, South Africa, early 2008 after leaving the yachting industry. 

Her school, Super Yachting South Africa, was one of the first schools in the world to be approved to teach PYA GUEST Steward/ess Programme, and is the only one holding this accreditation in South Africa, with Isobel, the Principal, also a PYA GUEST approved Trainer.
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