Signed during a ceremony held on the campus of Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, in Le Bouveret, this partnership enables the two groups to pool their expertise in hotel management.
Swiss Education Group, a privately owned hotel and culinary training group in Switzerland, and the international luxury hotel group Kempinski Hotels, have joined forces in a new partnership bringing added value to students in training as well as to the professionals of the hotel group.
This collaboration will provide Swiss Education Group students with exclusive opportunities for internships, experiences and professional development in no less than 34 countries around the world. In exchange, Swiss Education Group schools will benefit from the expertise and knowledge of Kempinski Hotels professionals, particularly in the development of course curricula to reflect the realities and trends of the luxury hotel industry.
In addition, Kempinski Hotels will be able to benefit from the creativity and projects developed by the students by implementing them in a selection of the group's establishments around the world.
Yong Shen, CEO of the Swiss Education Group said :
Our talent development program with Kempinski Hotels offers our students coveted internship opportunities with one of the world's largest hotel industry groups. This partnership is also a recognition of the value and quality of our training programs in the eyes of the major employers in the industry.
Martin R. Smura, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Kempinski Hotels shared :
For more than 120 years we have been setting the European luxury standard in hospitality and offering exceptional careers to ambitious young talent is certainly the key to our success. So much so that today, new generations of professionals continue to evolve our traditions and enrich our entrepreneurial heritage.
Kempinski Hotels will also work closely with Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, one of the four schools of the Swiss Education Group, through various initiatives. The school is recognized for its quality and excellence in culinary education.
Therefore, during their studies, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Culinary Arts program will work with representatives of the luxury hotel group to develop specific product lines, such as a chocolate fondue mix or the development of a cake called "Lady in Red". The students will also participate in the annual dessert contest.
Tanja Florenthal, Academic Director of Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland said :
This partnership will allow our students to showcase their skills in creativity and innovation, while benefiting from the learning experience of a prestigious group such as Kempinski Hotels.