Beijing, Brussels, Paris, London and now Hong-Kong: discover the exciting Success Story of a Vatelien who knows how to get noticed!
“In the hospitality industry, things go quickly. I was recruited by the Shangri-La Group even before I had graduated with my Bachelor Vatel!
As soon as I’d finished my second year internship in China in the Shangri-La Beijing hotel, the chain offered to hire me for the launch of their new hotel in London. That gave me just enough time to finish my studies at Vatel Brussels, work for six months as the Captain in the Parisian Hotel Costes, and there I was in England, for the grand opening of the Shangri-La London Hotel.
I was working in the F&B department as the Tea House Manager, and then as the Banquet Manager. When this new hotel opened, everyone, in England and all over the world in the hospitality industry, knew about it. I stayed at this hotel for a year and a half before I was hired by a Consulting Agency in Hong-Kong.
So here I am since September 2015, as the Project Manager for The Box Partnership, a company that assists restaurant and hotel owners in their daily managerial tasks. I support my clients from A to Z, in designing new restaurants or developing their F&B services.
It’s the same principle as that in our third year Management Practices courses, where we had to respond to problems encountered by some of the school’s hotel partners, who gave us concrete case studies to solve, and where we had to draw up a list of recommendations. This training is something that I use every single day and, because of it, I’m a “cut above” other professionals I work with.
Back at school in between planes, Charlotte reminisces about some of her fondest memories...
“When I was studying at Vatel Brussels, I worked in 5 or 6 different hotels during my practical application weeks, from the Brussels Hilton to the Hotel Bloom! to the Crown Plaza... and from the accommodations department to the restaurant, the front desk, human resources, guest relations, etc.
One of these experiences that really affected me and made me become more mature took place in my first year internship at theBrussels Hotel Amigo: I started off as the Accommodations and Housekeeping Coordinator, and very quickly I was put in charge of the evening shift. I was still really young - and still an intern! So I didn’t see the legitimacy involved in managing people who had worked there for years.
So I decided to play the cards of respect, involvement and mutual assistance. These were things that I learned at Vatel. And this worked! I was able to create strong ties with my teams, both from a human as well as from a professional point of view.
Just 20 years old and Emma has already lived in France, in Germany, in Belgium and in England. She’ll tell us about her international experience with the Marco Polo exchange program from Paris to Brussels.Read more
Emma Lacour, who loves travelling and showing her photos on gastronomy and the French art of hospitality on Instagram, tells us why she decided to study in this field.Read more
Mathilde Corbin, who has taught at Vatel Nimes for the past five years, is an expert in events management and a coach for MBA students in this Specialization.Read more
A green Vatel logo, students waiting on tables, at the cash register and advising clients: it’s evident, we’re at a Vatel Cafe!Read more
To thank them for a year of working together, the Lyon Metropolis in an Awards Ceremony, pays homage to what Vatel Lyon students have accomplished.
Currently, in her 2nd undergraduate year, Océane Pilot has already and repeatedly experienced the power of the alumni network of Vatel Bordeaux. Testimonial.Read more
What do Vatel students do when they are not training or in class? Some, like Maxime Culosse, decide to beef up their resumes.Read more
While the international outreach and mixture of theory and practical application convinced Milo’s parents, it was employability and quick promotions in the hospitality industry that seduced Edouard’s...Read more
Red alert! We found Tokyo, Berlin, Rio, Denver and even "El Professor" in the South of France: they were hidden among the Vatel Nîmes first year students during their orientation weekend in Fréjus! #moneyheistRead more
From Montenegro, Tunisia and India, more than 60 students came to Nimes to do their international internship at the Vatel Hotel.Read more
Food and beverage manager and sommelier at Les Tables Vatel in Bordeaux, Julien Borreil likes to learn and discover.Read more
Accepted at Vatel Nantes, Lou Nguyen ends her admission interview by trying on clothing. By the way though, why wear a uniform and what do students think about this?Read more
Hired even before they received their degrees, the Vatel Lyon class of 2018 has great jobs again this year!Read more
How can students appreciate and retain a theoretical course? With a professor who has worked in this industry and has lots of stories to tell!Read more
You could say that Irene Melero, who speaks Spanish, Italian and French, is an expert in how to learn foreign languages! Let’s have a look at her background and educational philosophy.Read more
Vatel Nimes 4th year students came in second place in the nationwide “Challenges for Youth and Companies” competition. What did they decide to promote? A hotel of course!Read more
Vatel students: your 4th year mission, should you choose to accept it, is the following: drawing up a development strategy to increase Chinese tourism in your city, working closely with the Lyon Metropolis.Read more
A 2010 alumnus, Francois Perraud is now a Financial Controller at the Nantes Radisson Blu. Coming September, he’ll also be a Vatel Nantes faculty member!Read more
Vatel Bordeaux Academic Director Ludovic Glorieux presents his missions and a complete overview of the strengths and challenges for the Vatel Group entity in Gironde.Read more
Who is Isabelle Cassini, a Vatel Nantes professor?Read more
The next Worldwide Hospitality Awards will be held in one month: support the Marco Polo program candidacy by voting here right now!Read more
We wish you all a great academic year and a special welcome to the first class of Vatel Nantes.