“I graduated from Vatel in 2009 and I began managing the Empire Paris**** thanks to a personal opportunity I was able to take advantage of and trust that was accorded to me.” Guillaume Crouin
“As my parents both worked in shops, I knew, even when I was very young, what I wanted to do later on. I worked with my parents in their bakery-pastry shop and restaurant, and later on, I knew that this was what I wanted to do.
Then I went to high school, where we had to do an observation internship, and I chose to do it in a hotel, to see what the other side of the mirror was like.The myriad of departments, of jobs and the strict links they had between them made me become aware that hotel management was something extremely complex. And here once again, and I’m not even talking about external links - either right next door or in another country- with your suppliers and your network of hotel partners.
So, to make a long story short, I was sure that hotel management would bring me daily satisfactions and challenges, and I decided to start hotel management courses at Vatel, because of its excellent reputation and itsvery interesting educational concept. This might seem strange to you, but I think that my fondest memories, without the shadow of a doubt, remain the courses in Human Resources with a professor who had so much experience and was so interesting that his courses were my favorite ones, in spite of all the work involved. Without of course, forgetting the practical application weeks in the restaurant with their rush hours where everyone poured in at once, and where my adrenalin shot up.
I graduated from Vatel in 2009 and I began managing the Empire Paris**** thanks to a personal opportunity I was able to take advantage of and trust that was accorded to me. Now, I’ve been doing this for five years and still love it. You’re always learning new things, whether it’s because of new people you’ve met or the daily use of new technologies. This is an enthralling job where you can’t count your hours of course, but you get so much more than you give, when your goal is to satisfy your guests.
Personally, I wouldn’t change anything in my professional life, except maybe one day, to start managing a second hotel like this one.” G.C.
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.