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1. Delphine Blin-Genin

Business Planning and Marketing Lecturer at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland | Entrepreneur

A true believer in multiple careers, Delphine is a Learning Consultant Specialist, and she joined The Swiss Education Group (SEG) 2 years ago to deliver Business Planning, Marketing, and Ethics courses.

As a business consultant, and ESCP Management School graduate, Delphine has a deep understanding of entrepreneurship. Thanks to her expertise in neurosciences and metacognition, she brings innovative and creative perspectives to César Ritz Colleges learning experiences.

2. Erik Pravica

Fine Dining Service Specialist at Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland

With his early passion for hosting, Erik progressed into becoming a cosmopolitan restaurant manager, now marking nearly 20 years in the world of food and beverage, strong competence in etiquette, serving, and storing wines.

Erik had the chance to witness excellent sommelier mentorship throughout his career, understanding the love and value of this fantastic product. Erik believes that good relationships are made through good wine, and it is an essential part of the restaurant business. He believes that learning about wines is an endless experience and keeps enriching himself with knowledge.

Professor of fine dining service, wine and beverage, mixology, events, and culinary trends, Erik specialises in the F&B field, having honed his fine dining skills in luxury properties in Southeast Asia and Europe.

3. Anastasiia Burakovskikh

Wine and Beverage Specialist at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

Anastasia is the wine specialist at the prestigious Cesar Ritz College in Bouveret and holds a Master of Science in Wine Business as well as two Bachelor of Commerce degrees, obtained in France & Russia.

She provided wine training, menu redesign and optimisation, up-selling techniques of luxury products, as well as executed sales across Asia and Europe with various luxury brands such as One & Only, Conrad, Four Seasons Hotels, Shinji by Kanesaka Singapore (* Michelin), Restaurant Andre Singapore (** Michelin) and many others.

Master of Science in Wine Business, Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France; Bachelor of Commerce, Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble, France (Strategic Management, Finance and Accounting), and Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, Russia. WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust).

4. Lynda Pasmore

Gastronomy and Nutrition Specialist at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

A trained food and nutrition specialist, Lynda has over 20 years’ experience in the international food sector. Focusing on product development and consumer service, her career has taken her across the globe, including Venezuela, South Africa, Russia, and the UAE.

She has had opportunities to learn about food and culture, from chefs at the top of their field to tribal cooks preparing meals in mud huts.

Joining the Swiss Education Group in 2017, Lynda uses her training and experience in Marketing and Media Relations, as part of a story-telling process when delivering classes on food anthropology, the chocolate arts, and food trends.

5. Chef Francesco Versari

Chef instructor at the Culinary Arts Academy 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.

6. Sandra Zhu-Bandelier

Lecturer in Sales & Marketing, Finance, and Economics at César Ritz Colleges Switzerland

With an international trading background, Sandra had traveled the world and seen exceptional hospitality management, which in turn attracted her to join the hospitality industry for a career change.

Ever since Sandra had worked with international hotel chains in senior management positions opening new properties and managing multicultural teams. She counts with a remarkable background in sales & marketing, finance, and operations, in Asia, North America, and Europe.

Recognised for achieving success through dedication, profit focus, detail and goal orientation, teamwork, love of challenges, and the ability to communicate effectively.

Sandra has been with César Ritz Colleges since 2004 as a lecturer in Sales & Marketing, Finance, and Economics related subjects.

Over the years, she has experienced the steady growth and development of the campuses and the great opportunities offered to the students.

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