The French art of hospitality is founded upon guest satisfaction. Hosts must possess specific qualities that Vatel strives to develop in its students during their schooling: respect, discretion, an open mind towards other cultures, a desire to please others, knowing how to be a good listener, how to warmly welcome others and having a sound general culture.
Large hotel chains consider the French art of hospitality as a benchmark and an asset wherever they are located. This is the reason why they are constantly looking for managers who perfectly understand these values and who are able to transmit them on a daily basis to their colleagues, whatever their home country or culture may be.
Open yourself to the world and aim for success
Vatel Kigali's modern and stylish application restaurant, Nyurah, serves contemporary African cuisine and features guest chefs from all over the world. At Nyruah, students are exposed to all the key facets of operating and managing a fine dining establishment.
Dr. Jose Luis Aleixandre-Tudo moved to South Africa in 2013 after the completion of his PhD in red wine phenolics at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) in Spain. After enrolling at the Department of Viticulture and Oenology (DVO) at Stellenbosch University he started to develop tools to efficiently measure phenolics during the winemaking process. From 2021 he was appointed as a researcher at the Instituto de Ingenieria de Alimentos para el Desarrollo (IIAD) at UPV in Spain. His research makes use of spectroscopy (light) applications and strong chemometrics tools (algorithms) to quantify phenolic content and composition in grapes and wines.
More than 15 years of experience in international development work supporting more than 16 countries around the world (7 years in Zimbabwe, 9 years in Canada, and recently in Rwanda) with a Masters in Disaster Management.
More than 15 years of experience in international development work supporting more than 16 countries around the world (7 years in Zimbabwe, 9 years in Canada and recently in Rwanda)
Patient Beya is a registered dietitian and founder and CEO of KUISHI SMART. Prior to this, Patient worked for various non-governmental organizations, implementing health and nutrition programs around the world. Patient is passionate about dietetics and nutrition and enjoys working with clients, particularly children and their families, to achieve optimal health and improve quality of life. He is experienced in clinical and public health and holds degrees in dietetics from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and Institut Supérieur des Techniques Médicales de Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has also received a certificate of Nutrition and Health Emergency Project Management from Bioforce Institut in France. He holds a certificate from LEADS Canada in Health Care Reform from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
A seasoned tourism policy analyst with over 20 years’ experience in the hotel and tourism industry in Africa and Europe. Carmen is a dynamic business leader with an international track record of delivering significant results in a variety of difficult, volatile markets. With extensive experience and deep domain expertise in the tourism business (destination management and tourism policy); cross-regional consultancy and most recently tertiary education.She is driven by her passion to catalyse change, initiate and oversee transformation and a deep desire to serve. She is an expert in pulling together strategic frameworks, building coalitions, fostering innovation and through lobbying, advocacy and communication driving substantial policy changes. Most of her development work and consultancy has been in emerging destinations and fragile states, Carmen has worked in different capacity as advisor to tourism boards, international and private organizations in East, Central and Western part of Africa.A passionate champion for building solutions that transcend national borders her interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence have infused her advocacy for inter - and intra-regional travel and tourism in the East African region. She served as a regional coordinator for East Africa Tourism Platform and a former Director General of the National Tourism Office in Burundi, her native country. She is at ease in most cross-cultural settings and is a determined inveterate adventurer who loves the challenge of learning all about new cultures through travel..Carmen was awarded the “African Women in Tourism Leadership Award” in 2018 and voted as one of the top 100 influential women in Travel in 2017. She is widely known for her courageous advocacy of quality education and socio-economic empowerment for women.She is the Chair of the Rwanda Board of Directors of Davis College, an East African higher education institution. She also serves on the advisory board of Inkomoko, a business incubator in East Africa, an outlet for her interest in entrepreneurship.Her PhD from Clemson University, USA was in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Her area of specialism was policy and political economy of tourism as well as socio-political fabric of emerging tourism destinations. Her most recent areas of interest have been how to migrate businesses and institutions up the value-chain, by instilling a commitment throughout the culture of the enterprise to optimising customer experience. Her doctorate built on her Bachelor’s Degree and her Masters both successfully completed from her time living in the United Kingdom. Carmen has what Carol Dweck calls a ‘growth mindset’ she is always pushing herself to learn more, widening her horizons through being an avid reader, and she’s a dedicated mother to her two sons and passionate mentor to young people.
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