Restaurant services, Sales and Special Events: Three departments in a hotel, which Julien Berthillon has experienced, but also three types of jobs that he mixed together in his career. Here’s his Success Story.
After that, to gain more experience and skills in organizing large banquets, I took advantage of an opportunity in Monte Carlo. I started working in the Events Cluster in the luxurious Societe des Bains de Mer as soon as it opened.
A fabulous and enriching experience, where I was in charge of organizing sumptuous events for large international groups or for royalty: weddings, or annual events like Le Bal de la Rose, etc.
After that I worked with Starwood and Le Meridien to expand my skill set in sales strategies. For three years I was the Senior Group Sales & Catering Executive, a job where the Sales, Catering and Special Events departments all worked together and I managed the French, Swiss and Benelux markets for the Le Meridien Beach Plaza Monte Carlo. I received three awards and distinctions from the Hotel chain during this time.
In September 2014, I came back to Dubai to manage the Special Events Department for the Radisson Blu Media City Hotel in Dubai.
Then I wanted to go to the Southern Asia Pacific zone. So all I had to do was apply for a job at the Sheraton Deva Resort Golf & Spa in New Caledonia. And here I was, not only back to F&B, but back to Starwood as well! Vateliens are never bored because they can go anywhere, whenever they want!
My wife and I were welcomed with open arms. This is a magnificent country, with well-preserved natural sites and a relatively modern luxury tourism sector. I’m hoping to work as the General Manager in a few years’ time...”
What Julien does every day:
- - Supervision of the three restaurants, the pool bar and the private beach bar
- - Management of the restaurant personnel
- - Steers the hygiene committee with the C.E.O.
- - Supervision of leisure activities at the pool and beach
- - Coordination and development of new concepts in restaurant services and in special thematic events
- - Supervision of catering services on the golf course and in the spa