Because of Vatel’s great reputation!
After I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management in Amiens, I wanted to specialize in the hospitality industry and one of my professors recommended this school to me. So I started gathering information about the various Vatel Campuses in France: Paris, Lyon, Nimes and Bordeaux. I based my choice on two criteria: I wanted to live in a big city and take advantage of a program for international students.
And that’s how I came here back in 2014.
I grew up in China, in the city of Shanghai. Back there, most Chinese people have a very romantic idea about France, but our cultures are very different. When I left for the very first time, I was only 20, and I was really stressed out. Everything was so different for me: the language, customs, food, culture, etc.
Luckily for me, in Bordeaux as in Amiens, the professors and students both helped me a lot. Little by little I learned how to speak French, and they allowed me to better understand the country.
Today I’m really happy in Bordeaux.
It’s a nice, calm city. It’s easy to get around using the tram, and the inhabitants of Bordeaux are very warm and welcoming. And, as it is a tourist destination, people often make the effort to speak English to be understood, both in the streets and in the restaurants. I feel at home here.
I loved this internship! It allowed me to get used to the cash register system, the new reservation software, but also to get used to specific customer requests. Sometimes you needed to set tables for groups, sometimes we had to organize seminars and huge receptions such as the 10th International Vatel Convention. I really learned a lot here.And I also learned how to work in a team with Vatel Tunis students who were doing their internships here too. Our restaurant services director was really patient with us. He helped us learn how to serve our customers in a very professional way.
Later on, I’d like to open my own restaurant and, from my point of view, it’s really important to have a lot of different skills when you’re doing a job like this. I’d like to gain the maximum amount of experience in the hospitality industry and in restaurant services, and now in wine too to be successful in the future in my own place. Bordeaux wines and its vineyards are known worldwide. That’s one of the reasons why Vatel Bordeaux sets up a lot of tours of wine castles for us. We find out everything to know about wine production techniques, and I know that this kind of further knowledge will make me a better professional.
In order to ease the integration of new students, Vatel Bordeaux introduces the Vatel Bordeaux Quest. An innovative concept that includes riddle solving activities while discovering unusual or familiar spots in Bordeaux.Read more
Senior F&B Instructor at Vatel Bangkok, Isabelle Ferchaud is also the Vatel application restaurant Manager.Read more
I am a second year MBA student at Vatel Bordeaux, I come from Lomme. Take a look at my selection of cool places to enjoy with friends in Bordeaux or its outskirts.Read more
From July 27 to August 17, Benjamin & his team will participate in the 6th edition of Europ'Raid, the first Europe-wide recreational car race of its kind, involving 750 participants.Read more
As a 2nd year student at Vatel Bordeaux, I come from Tours. Today, I suggest you a list of activities to do and discover in this beautiful region of Bordeaux.Read more
Each year our Group School directors, getting together for the Vatel International Convention, use today’s experiences to continue to invent tomorrow’s schools for our future hospitality professionals.Read more
I am a student in my 2nd year of a bachelor’s degree program at Vatel Bordeaux and was also born and raised in Bordeaux. And now, I want to give you my suggestions of things to do and discover in my region.Read more
Asia, America, Europe ... when Vatel students leave for an international internship, we find them all over the world! Let's discover their destinations.Read more
Three of the 132 artists who entered our Street Art contest, on the theme of multiculturalism, took the top prizes on Wednesday 12 June at our awards evening. The Spanish artist Dyox received the Judges' Choice Award. See photos of the eventRead more
After five years of studies in uniform at Vatel Lyon and Paris, followed by four years in a suit at Palace le Bristol, Sébastien tells us about his new life as a hospitality professional in a hard hat.Read more
A 2015 alumnus, Clement Barbier moved to Auckland as soon as he graduated before moving back to France to manage a hotel in Haute Savoy. In 2019, he embraced a new challenge with the aim of creating his own ecological hotel...Read more
As part of the Street Art competition by Vatel Bordeaux, 35 works out of 132 submissions are selected and will be exhibited from May 29 to June 12 at Cap Sciences.
While recently completing her International hotel Management MBA at Vatel Bordeaux, Caroline Périn is appointed Director of Pure House Hotel Ibiza at only 22! Let’s take a look at her interesting background.Read more
Well-rounded and professionalising courses, a path leading to international openings, an attractive city, all solid arguments to join Vatel Bordeaux. Carine Sauvey, Head of Admissions, discusses the assets of the school.Read more
A competition for journalists? But Vatel students are learning hospitality management, aren’t they?? That’s right, but the school jumps on each opportunity to give them a practical case study in a company. Our investigation...Read more
Vatel cultivates the qualities required to be a good professional in the hospitality industry: being fluent in foreign languages, knowing how to work with other cultures... Hoteliers are attracted by Vatel students’ resumes, as Vateliens can tell us.Read more
François Perraud feels both a hotelier and a financial controller, an expertise that he likes to pass on to Vatel students.Read more
Save the Date! On Saturday, April 6th, the Gala given by Vatel Nimes students will dazzle you! Theme, program, organizers, we’ll tell you all about it!
When Vatel students’ legendary hospitality smarts meet the digital knowledge of their fellow students from Digital Campus, we witness the birth of the digital conciergerie...
More than 100 Vateliens who met up, business cards exchanged, souvenirs shared... let’s have a look at a few pictures of the latest Auvergne Rhone Alps Vatel Club meeting.Read more
Vatel means uniforms for everyone, but in March there’s an exception... Let’s have another look at the Vatel Nimes Carnival Day.Read more
Jeremie de Fombelle has always loved resorts and has seen many of them, before coming to Mauritius. And this is where he really fell in love! But economic competition is stiff. How can you stand out, if not by the quality of your management?Read more
A professor of marketing, corporate promotion and negotiation, Sophie Lot loves adult education and teaches at Vatel Switzerland.Read more
First year Vatel France students, Lorenzo and Victoria will be spending next year on another campus, with the Marco Polo exchange program. Then they’ll be back in France for their third year. Where are they going? What are their goals? Interview.Read more
Who are all these crazy and wacky characters? And what happened to all our students and their uniforms? Oh, that’s right - it’s Mardi Gras! A few picturesRead more
Thanatat Boonpeng: a young Vatel graduate at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.Read more
A Vatel Paris student currently doing his 2nd year in Vatel Moscow with the Marco Polo program, Marc-Antoine Bacot tells us how his love of singing led him to the hospitality industry.
The words, 'novelty, modernity and elegance,' come up again and again when Natalie Verner and Andreas Lang (students at the School of Hotel Management Pegnitz in Germany) talk about Vatel Bordeaux.Read more
Every day, Vatel students and instructors prepare for class, study, and fan the flames of their curiosity, thanks to the cutting-edge digital library provided by the ScholarVox platform. Come right this way for digital access to knowledge!Read more
Finding interns who are operational from the get-go. And even recruiting the cream of the crop of future hotel managers. This is the remit assigned to Alice Coubard (Vatel Class of 2017) at Hyatt.Read more
An MBA specializing in ecotourism opens in Madagascar. This island has all it takes to materialize this demanding approach of responsible and innovative tourism.Read more
One hundred and sixty nine students competing for 17 places in the finale: Vatel Nimes students take six of them!
In a luxury hotel, a Relais et Châteaux, a spa? In the Alps, in Brittany, in Normandy, in Occitania? Where are Vatel Nantes 1st year students doing their internships? Just take a look at the photos.Read more
New ideas, enthusiasm, the desire to embrace a gourmet universe: Jerome Ferrer’s story has all the ingredients that inspire the best “success stories” to strategy professors!Read more
Lebanon, China, Korea, Mexico, India, France, and Hungary: no less than seven nations got together for the Vatel Nimes ski weekend. A few picturesRead more
Presenting the strengths and weaknesses a luxury brand has: this was the challenge that the Peninsula Hotel gave to Vatel students. Their goal? Detecting the most analytical minds to recruit for the future London Peninsula...
The hospitality and tourism industries are particularly concerned by sustainable development. And what if Vatel alumni played a key part in this transition towards more environmentally friendly hotel management?Read more
Theme-based events, dance lessons, help with courses, a skiing weekend: January is already full of events in the Vatel Nimes Student Services.
A Revenue Analyst at Lavorel Hotels, Laure Darbon’s job is a challenging one, one that works closely with all the stakeholders in the group’s eight hotels. And she loves it!
While she was working as the Sales & Communication Assistant at the Reserve Hotel, Constance learned from her internship supervisor that the Fauchon Hotel was looking for its Sales Executive. One interview later, and she landed the job.Read more
What jobs can a multiple-starred Chef like Yannick Alleno propose to Vatel alumni? We get the answer from Sandrine Cambazar, an HR Manager and Simone Peskine, a Vatelien and Manager of the Pavillon Ledoyen Restaurant, a 3-star Michelin restaurant.Read more
Travel broadens the mind, as the old saying goes. It also leads to unconventional restaurants. Let’s meet two Vateliens who founded Le Kaya Restaurant in Tignes.Read more
Richard Devos, the Restaurant Services manager for the past nine years at Accor, met Vatel students to tell them about his job and share what he does on a daily basis.Read more
Besides having a Bachelor or an MBA Vatel, what does being a Vatelien mean?Read more
Little villages in the countryside, staged tours, wine-tasting circuits, circuses, cinema, and jazz: Vatel, the partner and jury for the 4th year of the Trophies du Tourisme, took part in choosing the winners.Read more
Throughout their entire careers, Vatel alumni remain in touch with their schools. This is also true for Kevin Tessieux, who has never forgotten that he was also once a student, and who now shares this knowledge with students today.Read more
Chahrazade Baroudi, a Vatelien since 2013, describes her job as Marketing and Communication Manager in IDAM, Alain Ducasse’s restaurant on the top floor of the Doha Museum of Islamic Art, in Qatar.Read more
Vatel Nimes 1st year students, into the arena with you!Read more
Over 550 students attending, twice as many as in previous years! Vateliens from the entire world... Let’s find out more about the 2018 edition of the Nuit Vatel Event, organized by Vatel in Paris, for students and alumni working in the capital.Read more
Future hospitality professionals, welcome to Vatel’s 100% management simulation serious game! For an entire week and on three continents, MBA students met the challenge of managing a 4-star hotel and a resort in the Indian Ocean. The winners are...Read more
Who is Gaelle Garnier, the new manager of the network of 35,000 Vatel alumni throughout the world? Let’s meet a Vatelien who works with Vateliens!Read more
Here’s a riddle for you: Where can you find Vatel students when they’re neither in theoretical courses at school nor in practical courses in application structures, nor doing their internships? See you in the hotels in town!Read more
The 25th Eurhodip conference, which Vatel took part in, took place in Croatia. Targeting responsible tourism, this conference allowed participants to have more information on opening higher education courses in the field of sustainable development.Read more
Their names are Lola, Charlotte and Lea. All three of them are first-year students at Vatel Nantes and each of them has a hidden talent...Read more
Designed to address the needs of the global hospitality industry, the Marco Polo program strengthens the international profile Vatel students have and has just received the prestigious Best Innovation in an Educational Program Award.Read more
Graduated in 2011, Alexis Bouche began his career in England. Six years later, he returned to France and is now the Sales Manager of the 5-star hotel, Villa Maïa.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
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.
Vatel Bordeaux constantly strives to get its students acquainted with eco-responsible practices such as environmental awareness, waste management and help them support local producers.Read more
Boosting students’ integration and supporting the student council are the main tasks of Chloé Cassagne, head of Student Affairs department at Vatel Bordeaux.Read more
Nearly 40 years old, and now 50 campuses in 32 different countries: Vatel Group opened its first school in Paris and is continuing to grow and duplicate its innovative educational concept in schools abroad.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
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.
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
Pierre Mettelin, Professor of Oenology at Vatel Bordeaux, completed a ten-day trip to the Anhui Region of China last October, visiting the University of Huangshan with which Vatel signed a cooperation agreement in 2014.Read more
Vatel Bordeaux is very proud of its students’ results, with 16 of its 25 MBA students graduating with merit in 2015. This year the girls lead the field, among them our top student, Alexandra Terrier, who has taken second place out of all the studentsRead 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
Food and beverage manager and sommelier at Les Tables Vatel in Bordeaux, Julien Borreil likes to learn and discover.
Trained at Vatel Nimes ten years ago, Chloe Wu has a brilliant career in China. She no longer works in the hospitality industry, but has not forgotten her passion of hospitality and service...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
The Vatel International Research Center in Hotel and Tourism Managementhas just published the 10th edition of its Journal, which targets research and reflections on changes taking place in the hospitality and tourism industries.Read more
Curiosity, humility, team spirit... A Vatelien shares his commitment to values his school transmitted to him.
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
The same international spirit that students have Vatel and 4 students in nursing undertake a humanitarian project in Madagascar.Read more
A traveler - salesman - ambassador, Marco Polo introduced Asia, at that time nearly unknown, to Europe. This inspirational fate has given its name to Vatel’s international exchange program, where students can study at another Vatel campus for a year.Read more
Nine different jobs in the six months of internship they had in one of Hong-Kong’s largest hotels: that’s the experience four Vatel Lyon students had. Pierre Obeid, one of them, tells us more.
An English student attending Vatel Lyon, Phoebe chose Vatel Madrid for her second Marco Polo year to become trilingual!
Optimizing a hotel’s turnover and profitability: that’s what Revenue Managers do. A specialization that Vatel gives, where professionals in this line of work, such as Julien Bovina, transmit their expertise to students.
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!
A 3rd year student at Vatel Lyon, Elisee tells us about the city where she went to middle school and high school. What to see and what to do - the TOP in Nantes!
Back to her Loire Atlantic region after graduation from Vatel, Lucie Leblet tells us why she loves her home town so much.
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?
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!
Armelle Auguste worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years before being appointed as Director of the 5th Vatel School in France.Vatel Nantes will open in 2018. Her portrait and message to her future students.
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!
After a two-year technical degree, Manon Bouchard wanted to specialize in events management: she contacted Vatel, where, after her Foundation Year, she began the Events Management specialization.
We teach management, nutrition, human resources and marketing at Vatel, without forgetting safety! The Events Management specialization asks a specialist in this field.
A Vatel France student, Roxane Hamel will tell us about the year she spent in Asia.
... this is a winning trio! Find out more here about why Alizee and her mom, Agnes, love the Vatel curriculum.
As a token of recognition to Chefs and Lyon’s gastronomy they promote all over the world, Vatel has created Toque de Lyon.Read more
A second-year student, Marie Funes chose hospitality because she loved it and Vatel by conviction: her aunt, Alexa is a Vatelien and both of her parents, David and Alexandra, also are! A joint interview
The Marco Polo program was obvious for Mathilde Henault, who had the goal of spending her sophomore year on another campus. Seeking other cultures and educational methods, she tells us about this experience full of sharing and solidarity.
Back from when he started Vatel to his many internships, Jean-Charles tells us more about this perfect combination that led him into one of the most beautiful palaces in France: they day before receiving his MBA, he started work at Le MeuriceRead more
The most senior representatives in the international hospitality industry give Vatel the Best School Hospitality Award. An entire profession thus acclaims them.Read more
Learning the skills needed to be a manager, quick employability, international careers... Vatel, the passport that gets you hired. See the video.Read more
Working in the hospitality industry may not be an obvious choice for everyone. However, it must become a certainty for anyone who wants to succeed in the industry. A school director and a Vatel graduatRead more
The Vatel International Business Game, the culminating point of the 5th year, is a virtual management simulation game where students from all over the world compete.May the best team win!
From the testimonial of a candidate to that of a Vatelien, without forgetting student interviews, Vatel TV investigates this...
Alexandre Desmoulins did his first-year internship in the legendary Avoriaz ski resort. A winter season in the mountains, with a sense of community, autonomy and the pleasure of guest relationships.Read more
Dozens of different kinds of work to discover in just a few days, a unique family spirit, a field that’s hiring... And what about suggesting to middle or high school students to do their observation internships in a hotel?
A recent survey showed that nine international students out of ten recommend studying in France. Student in French Vatel campuses share how much they love the French Hexagon and confirm these figures.Read more
An intimate boutique-hotel or a large chain hotel? To Asia, the Americas, Europe? In the city or on the beach? Let’s have a look at some of the destinations...
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.
Hotel owners frequently employ consultants. Ho36, a hostel in Lyon, assigned a true practical case study to the new and ephemeral agency, Ioké, imagined by third year students in their Vatel Business Case.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! #moneyheist
From Montenegro, Tunisia and India, more than 60 students came to Nimes to do their international internship at the Vatel Hotel.Read more
Hired even before they received their degrees, the Vatel Lyon class of 2018 has great jobs again this year!
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.
Today, “fast” is a key word for many people: the clock is ticking and things must get done quickly. It is in this context that fast food appeared, with the consumer’s need to eat quickly.Read more
Geoffrey Pédemay (President) and Andy Gallo (in charge of marketing) provide valuable advice on the organization of the Gala. They also look back on their year as members of the Student Office. Interview.
Are you dreaming of opening your own hotel? It’s possible, but you have to be prepared. Don’t worry, we’re here to walk you through it.Read more
Claudia Verver y Vargas, who teaches corporate strategy at Vatel Bordeaux, was born in Mexico and tells us more about Mexican gastronomy, which is a part of Unesco’s cultural heritage, for Tables Vatel’s Mexican Week.
With an MBA in International Hotel Management, Agathe Roger is now the Supervisor at the Executive Lounge in the London Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel, a 5* hotel with 237 rooms. Let's have a look at her success story.
Vatel, which trains managers in the international hospitality industry, allows students with a two-year vocational degree to take MBA courses, regardless of their previous majors, thanks to a one-year scale-up class.
After having moved in 2015 from the Cité Mondiale to the Chartrons District, the branch of the Vatel Group has opened a second location near to Les Halles and the Cité du Vin.
Today, Alexandre Piquer and Tanguy Fourquade (M3B in Vatel Bordeaux) are finally leaving for the 4L Trophy. Why are they participating in the largest 100% student rally in Europe? What challenges will they have to overcome? Where will they be going?Read more
A MAXimum of quality, a MAXimum of conviviality, a MAXimum of novelty: these are goals of the Vatelien, Mathias Cadet, at the launch of his second connected bistro “Max à Table,” in Bordeaux.Read more
Lucia Song was born in Seoul. She just finished her International MBA in Wine & Spirits Management at Vatel Bordeaux as the Valedictorian. Let’s have a look at her schooling.
Portrait - Eric Pourtau-Mondoutey, who started his job just three months ago, has already imposed his style and won his students’ hearts.
The Vatel Bordeaux Hotel, completely equipped to facilitate access to people suffering from a hearing, visual, mental or physical disability, confirms its commitment to promote tourism for all.
(In Vietnamese: don’t hesitate to join the Vatel family!) They were respectively born in Vietnam, Malaysia and Finland. Let’s meet Mai, Kenny and Robin, Vatel Bordeaux students and globe-trotters.
William Ribault, 22 years old, tells us about student life in his 5th year of specialization at Vatel Bordeaux.
Hospitality has always been her vocation and Bianca Bekker is now starting her second Bachelor year, after a 4-month internship at the Vatel Bordeaux Hotel.Read more
Vatel Bordeaux, in July 2016, was the first hospitality management school with an Ecolabel certified application hotel. An approach included in a global educational project.
Qian Qian Wu, a Chinese second year MBA student, gives us her opinion on her schooling and life in Aquitaine.Read more
As he is about to leave on the Marco Polo program in the Philippines, Romain de Charnacé, a Vatel Bordeaux student, gives us some tips to prepare such a trip.Read more
Sandra Pasteur, the mother of Océane, a young student in 1st year of Bachelor Degree tells us about the gratification of her daughter after her entry at Vatel last November.
From 4 to 7 November, Jean-Pascal Paubert, board member of the "Union de la Sommellerie Française in Bordeaux", was a judge at the 3rd competition organised by the International Sommelier Association (ASI), in Hong Kong.
Currently studying in Foundation Year, this young student gives us her first impressions about her life in Bordeaux.
Even before beginning the 1st year of her Bachelor’s degree course at the college, Sibylle had already decided to take part in the Marco Polo programme, without knowing what her destination would be.Read more
After teaching courses qualifying students for a BTS advanced vocational diploma in tourism, Marie-Fleur joined the team of Vatel professors in October 1994. She is one of the school's pioneers.