In your first year, you do your internship in the country where you’re studying with Vatel and in the second year, it’s an international one.
Cedric Rinaldo, a Vatel Nimes student, currently doing an internship in the restaurant services of the Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa tells us about his first two professional experiences:
“Either at the peak tourist season in summer or winter, the first Vatel internship is really demanding, but it allows us to experience a hotel environment when it’s really busy.
I was placed in the Michelin 3-star restaurant, “Le Flocon de Sel” in Megeve. I learned:
- excellence in service.
The second year’s internship still has an operational dimension but there’s a new challenge as it is done in an English speaking country. Nothing better than that to improve your language skills and meet new people and cultures.
As I was interested in Food & Beverages, the Internship Department and my Head of Studies placed me at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa. Take a look at a map to get an idea of where I was! Vatel really has partner hotels everywhere!” CR
Leaning how to look and how to find
“But it was up to me however to find my current internship in Thailand. Vatel helped me get this position in restaurant services and supported me in my application, and then coached me for the interviews.
After that I’ll attend Vatel Nimes to finish my five-year Vatel curriculum. My goal is to do my next internship in the United States or Canada and then get hired right after that. I’m aiming to work as the F&B Assistant, then as the Restaurant Manager, and after that as the General Manager of a hotel”. CR