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1. Tania Thompson Lecturer of Nutrition and Sustainable Sciences at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Tania Thompson is a lecturer at César Ritz Colleges and teaches courses such as Nutrition, Health, and Special Diets and Sustainable Sciences.

She is passionate about living well and sharing her passion for healthy living and sustainability with her students.

2. Chef Francesco Versari
Food Science Specialist at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Francesco Versari is a lecturer and a Chef instructor of the Culinary Arts Academy. He teaches Food Product Development, Food in the Media, Nutrition and Food Photography.

With over ten years of experience in restaurants and hotels in Switzerland and Italy, he served as a Sous Chef for the Lausanne Palace & Spa and at the Beau-Rivage Palace.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and is currently enrolled in an MSc in Food and Nutrition. 

3. Chef Darren Burke
Culinary Chef at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Chef Darren Burke trained in an Italian gastronomic restaurant in the UK and went on to become Head Pastry Chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the North of England.

He has worked for Sir Richard Branson in Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco, and in Verbier, Switzerland. He was most recently the Chef Owner of Restaurant Le Bois Sauvage, focused on sustainable dining and local produce.

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