Category Alumni Stories

How one Glion alumna is changing the hospitality industry

Glion alumna Marina Franolic is an excellent example of how one person can truly make difference in the global hospitality industry. After graduating from Glion in 2002, Marina abandoned the idea of a career hospitality and launched her career in real-estate investment and development. Years later, she returned to the hospitality industry, but not to work in the many hotels that had sprung up around Croatia. She chose a riskier path

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF… Laurent Schauder

It’s a crispy winter morning in London and we’re meeting Glion alumnus Laurent Schauder for a coffee off Oxford Street to chat about his current position and the trends and challenges hospitality industry faces. Laurent, originally from Strasbourg France, graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor Degree in International Hospitality Management.   What was your first role after graduating? My first role after graduating was Roving Food and Beverage Assistant Manager for

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When a Glion alumna stands on the other side of the room….

It was with great pleasure that we welcomed one of our alumni, Hannah Béraud-Hindi, to give our students a lecture on digital communication in hospitality. This took place on our London campus two weeks ago, and it was Hannah’s second guest lecture this year after she visited the Bulle campus in August. Hannah graduated in 2013 and since then has gone on to work for Grand Hotel du Lac in

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The Glion Alumni Student-Network Event

On October 27th, a Glion Alumni Student-Network Event was held in the Skyline café on Glion Campus. These events are organized to create beneficial ties between Glion alumni and current students, and to reward industrious, scholarly students with a chance to meet alumni leaders from a variety of sectors. Over drinks and a spectacular buffet, students had the opportunity to make valuable industry connections, ask questions and receive career advice. Guy Bentley, CEO of

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Glion alumni open ‘Melt’, a new BBQ restaurant in Paris

To open their dream restaurant, two Glion friends went to Texas in search of all the right ingredients. Very soon, ‘Melt’ will open its doors as the first Texas BBQ restaurant in Paris.  When Jean Ganizate and Antoine Martinez tasted real barbecue (BBQ) in New York City for the first time, it was a revelation. They followed their taste-buds back to Texas to find the techniques and recipes behind the

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