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Vinesthy Catering Institute was established by Mrs. Esther Akosua Setsoafia on the 14th November, 1992, in Burma Villas, Burma Camp in a Garage. The objective of setting up the school was to train young women in practical cookery for their kitchen. It was reformed to equip and train young women in hospitality industry. Now the institution train and develop the youth to be competent for the hospitality industry and also to become entrepreneurs and establish businesses to employ the youth in Ghana.
The school started with 3 students. They studied successfully and graduated in the year 1993. The graduation was very memorable as it was the institute’s first graduation. The school was managed for a period of seven years and attained its accreditation from NVTI in the year 2000.
In 2003, the institute attained accreditation from the Ghana Education Service to unite intermediate 812/1 and advance 812/2 programmed in Cookery for the catering industry in October 2003. The institute operated for nearly eight years in Burma Villas in Burma Camp before moving to its permanent location at Spintex Road, near Kasapreko Company Limited in year 1999. With 24 years of establishment, Vinesthy Catering Institute had trained over 4,703 students in Basic Catering and Cake Decoration, 586 students in Advance catering for patrons from Ghana and students of other countries who had resided in Ghana.
Currently the Vinesthy Catering Institute is 25 years old. Ever since in 1993 the institution has graduated students in the following courses, the NVTI proficiency (1 and 2 NVTI certificate, GES Certificate 2, GES Advance Practical Cookery Courses, and short basic cookery courses and cake decoration and sugar craft.
For student in Vinesthy Catering Institute they are self-reliant and versatile in their vocation. We have forcefully embraced a programme of entrepreneurial skill training. This institute is run in the model of a Christian school to instill some moral values and virtues into the students. The institution engages students in other curricular activities like Cultural Dance, Good Grooming, and Book Keeping etc. Vineshty Catering Institute provide services externally at different functions like weddings, funerals etc.




Rev. Prof. Lt Col. Setsoafia was an Army Officer for 20 years. He resigned voluntarily from the Ghana Armed Forces to engage in Pastoral works with the Assemblies of God, Ghana where he serves currently as a Senior Ordained Minister of a local church, called House of Integrity Assemblies of God.


He is also an educator and teaches at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Saltpond and Global University Graduate School of Theology, Springfield, Missouri, USA as adjunct faculty. He briefly taught in the Central University College as part-time lecturer. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) and his Dissertation was "a Theoretical Framework for an Integrated Competency-Based Theological Education" (in the Assemblies of God, Ghana). He is currently a Professor of Education. He serves also as the District Secretary for the Dodowa District of the Assemblies of God Church.


Concerning Vinesthy Catering Institute, he serves as the Advisory Director of this unique and innovative vocational (catering) institute. He supports the Proprietress who doubles as the Principal of the Institute in myriads of activities and concerns. He advises on strategic planning, curriculum development and review, projects and organizational developments and recruitments in order to enable the Institute meet the required Competency-based technical vocational education and training(CB-TVET) and National Vocational Training Institute(NVTI) standards and requirements. His personal values include Integrity, passion for Excellence and Relational Intelligence

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