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The greatest satisfaction after teaching for 15 years

Pierre Laroche, newly retired, tells us his best memories as the Head Vatel Paris Restaurant professor.


The greatest satisfaction after teaching for 15 years

“My best memory? Each time that a student, who became a Vatelien came back to the Vatel Paris Restaurant to tell me about his or her professional success.

As also, the many times when I was travelling and I met one of them in the executive positions that I had trained them for.

I still remember the day when I ran across one of my former students in the streets of Thailand when I was teaching at Vatel Bangkok. He was proud to tell me that he was now a manager at Sofitel , and I was also proud to have contributed, in a certain way, to this.

The same thing happened when 10 years after she graduated, one of my students called me to invite me to the grand opening of the hotel she had just acquired in Honfleur, in Normandy.

As well as a Vatelien from the class of 2012 who recently told me that she was hired in one of the most beautiful hotels in Dubai after having worked for three years in the Plaza Athenee and the Royal Monceau, in Paris.

What more can a professor ask for than to see success stories of the students he had when they were younger?”