Valentine Devaux-Chupin, a French Hospitality Management student from Stratford-upon-Avon College at the RSC’s Rooftop Restaurant.
A French Hospitality Management student served the Queen on her visit to the RSC this month.
Valentin Devaux-Chupin, who is studying on the Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management, served the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 4th March at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rooftop Restaurant as part of their visit to Stratford-upon-Avon.
Valentin said, “Serving the Queen’s party was a massive privilege. The most exciting part of it for me was seeing how charismatic the Queen is and how respectful everyone is when she enters the room. Despite the fact that we are not professional butlers, we did particularly well as a team given the importance of our task. “
Hilary Allen, Programme Area Manager, commented, “We were thrilled to hear that Valentin, one of our year 2 students, served the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. It is great that he was chosen for this role and we know he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We believe this is a testament to the hard work and professionalism demonstrated by Valentin and other students who work in local hospitality businesses while studying for their hospitality degree.”
The Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management is a unique higher education opportunity offered by Stratford-upon-Avon College, in conjunction with Thames Valley University. The programme requires one day of study each week for two years enabling students to work and earn money alongside their studies.
A substantial part of the programme involves working in the hospitality industry so students earn and gain relevant experience as they study with us. The emphasis on work experience makes foundation degrees highly valued amongst employers as they promote the development of practical as well as theoretical skills.
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Posted on Tuesday 15th March 2011