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Stavros went on to earn a BA in International Hospitality & Tourism Management from IHTTI, Switzerland. He returned to Alpine as management trainee and worked as F&B Controller. Stavros worked for Park Hotel for 2 years as Captain in the F&B Department. Since December 2002 he works for SODEXO Hellas, an industrial catering company, as Operations Supervisor.

After finishing Alpine, Panayiotis transferred to Johnson & Wales University, USA, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s in International Business Administration. In February 1998 he entered the management-training program of the Athens Hilton hotel and got a promotion to Conference and Banquets Operation Manager. Between April 2000 and March 2002 he held the position of Operation Manager at Porto Carras Resort in Chalkidiki. Since April 2002, he is Sales Manager International at Aldemar Hotels.

Since her graduation from Alpine Center Irini has worked at the Athenaeum InterContinental. During this time she earned a Certificate in Hospitality Human Resources Management and the CTC (Craft Training Certificate), which gives her the qualifications to train other employees. Irini worked at the Front Desk and was active Shift Leader and Front Desk Trainer until 2001. Since 2001 she is working in a hotel, home, hospital equipment company as Sales Executive.

After a number of key positions in properties in the Middle East, Adel is now Food & Beverage Manager at the InterContinental Mountain Resort and Spa, Mzaar, Lebanon.

From 1992 until 1995, Nikos obtained experience by working in seasonal hotels within Greece. This led to the position of General Manager at Antimia Hotel in Santorini and at Ornos Hotel In Myconos. For the last two years Nikos is co-owner and managing director of Alpha Catering in Halandri. His partner is his classmate Andreas Kasfikis.

Katerina worked on Santorini island at the Iliotopos hotel as General Manager for two years. She worked at the Glyfada Golf Club and at the Astir Palace in the catering department. For two and a half years she worked in the ticketing department of Poseidon Lines shipping company. Since November 2002 she works at the Island Art & Taste in Vouliagmeni as Banquet Coordinator.

Starting as a hostess in the Jewels Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Casino, Thessaloniki, Vivi was soon promoted to the position of Marketing Manager of both the hotel and casino in 1999. She was involved with the opening of the department and is responsible for advertising, entertainment and promotion.

Kyriakos continued his studies at IHTTI, Switzerland, where he obtained a BA in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from Bournemouth University, UK. He then came back to Greece and started managing his family hotel in Crete, Lefkoniko Beach Hotel, where he is mainly responsible for the F&B Department. 

Peter added the Italian language to his qualifications (he studied at a school in Corfu) and after graduation from Alpine went to work for his family hotel, Oasis Golden on this popular resort island. 

During ’93 – ’94 Maria was Director of Training at Kenny Rogers Roasters in Greece. A year later she worked in the F&B department of the Sithonia Beach Casino Hotel. Since 1996, she joined the Singular Hospitality Solutions (ex-Delta Hospitality Services) a company whose main activity is the installation and customization of software for the hospitality market. She started as an installer, and now is working at the project department as Project Manager.  

After Alpine, Thomas obtained the ‘Wirte Patent’ Diploma in Switzerland as well as a diploma in the German language. From 1992 until 1999 he worked in Switzerland in different hotels and positions, mainly in the F&B departments. He finally became Assistant General Manager at a Swiss Hotel. In 1999, he decided to come to Greece and worked as Maitre d’Hotel at Eliros Village in Crete. In 2000 he was F&B Manager in Zante Park Hotel of Zakynthos and in 2001, General Manager in Creta Palm Resort, Crete.

John did his practical training at the Amsterdam Hilton in the F&B department. After his graduation he was mainly involved in F&B positions such as Restaurant Manager at the Time Out Sports Bar/Restaurant in Glyfada and Restaurant Supervisor at Bobos Restaurant in Kefalari. Since 2000, he and his sister Mika are the owners of Bravo Travel in Glyfada.

After his graduation, Panayotis worked at the Starwoodmanaged hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens. He was in the banquet department as Sales Executive and was promoted to the sales department as Sales Manager. Three years later he joined TQ3 (TUI Hellas S.A.) Business Travel as Sales & Marketing Manager. Then he moved to Sofitel Athens as Sales Manager, and in September 2002 he was promoted to Senior Sales Manager. 

Hassan worked for Hilton Dubai as a receptionist shortly after graduation. Later he was promoted to Reservations Manager and then to Hilton Reservations Worldwide Manager with responsibility for the Middle East and Africa. Hassan has now moved to Jumeirah International, Dubai, as Revenue Manager.

After a brief stint working for Movenpick restaurants in Zurich, Switzerland, John returned to Greece to work in the Front Office department of the Athenaeum InterContinental. In 1999 he was promoted to the position of Assistant F&B Manager of the same company. In November 2002, he transferred to the Castellana InterContinental in Madrid as Assistant F&B Manager.   

Last summer, Nikos was working as front office agent in Kivotos Club, a member of S.L.H (Small Leading Hotels) in Myconos. His next step was two years with the Lakitira hotel in Kos (that cooperates with MarkWarner, one of the fastest growing family holidaymakers in the UK). He will follow a long-term anagement program with this hotel and in the beginning his position will be FO Assistant Manager and Human Resource Assistant. Before the next summer season he will be moving to London in order to follow some short-term courses regarding modern management in a broader field.

Since her graduation, Helen started managing her own hotel: Emmantina in Glyfada.

Maria continued her studies at IHTTI, Switzerland, where she obtained a BA in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from Bournemouth University, UK. She started working in London as a receptionist in a 4 star hotel of the Radisson chain. Ten months later she was promoted to Assistant Reservation Manager. Nine months later a challenging position at the Royal Automobile Club saw her climbing to the position of Senior Receptionist, being in charge of 10 receptionists, switchboard operators and reservation agents.

After her graduation, Sofia worked for two years at KLM as Ground Staff. In 1997 she started working as Sales Executive at the Metropolitan Hotel (ex- Athens Chandris) where she stayed for approximately 5 years. Since February 2002, she is Sales Executive at Porto Carras Grand Resort.

He is the owner and managing director of the hotel Grotta in Naxos.

George worked as a Front Office Agent in the Central Park InterContinental, New York City. After first being promoted to Night Manager, he subsequently became an Assistant Manager. Recently, George designed a ‘Standards Quality Training Session’, which was approved by the Front Office Manager, and he is currently training all FO employees.

Vassilis gained experience at Hilton Kensington London and at the Sani Beach in Halkidiki where he worked as Cost Controller. After his graduation, he started working at the Starwood-managed hotel Grand Bretagne as Events Manager, a position he held for four years. The last two years he is Assistant Banquet Manager at Divani Caravel in Athens.

Agelos continued his education at Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA. After that he had positions with F&B operations in Greece including those of Hilton and Grecotel. Now he is one of the owners of the restaurant ‘Asklipiou Gonia’, a very trendy restaurant in Athens.

John continued his studies at IHTTI Switzerland where he obtained a BA in International Hospitality & Tourism Management. He has worked at Haagen Daz cafe as Assistant Manager and at Vavylonia cafe-restaurant as F&B Manager. Since October 2002, he works at Starbucks as Shift Supervisor.

After her graduation, Georgina worked at the Caladonian Club of London for one year as management trainee (front office & back office). When she returned to Greece she worked at the Porto Sani Hotel in Halkidiki as Housekeeping Supervisor. For the last five years she works at the NJV Athens Plaza hotel were she started as Housekeeping Supervisor and was then promoted to Assistant Housekeeper.

After completing his studies, Tassos went to Switzerland where he worked for Movenpick restaurants in Zurich, first as headwaiter and then as Captain. In 1992 he had the very challenging experience of opening a 220-beds small hotel in Corfu. From 1992 until 1996 he spent each winter season in Austria at Seefeld In Tyrol, where he worked as Restaurant Manager in a 4-star family resort hotel. Here, he attended seminars in "Tourismusschule" Salzburg, and obtained advanced knowledge of F&B operations and Rooms Division Management. In 1993 he worked in Porto Hydra hotel where he started as Reception Supervisor and then moved into the F&B department as restaurant manager. In 1996, Tassos worked for Neon restaurants in Greece as F&B Operations Manager. In 1998 he accepted the position of Assistant Hotel Manager on board the Festival Cruise Lines ship M/V “The Azur”. From 1996 to 2002, he also participated, as instructor, in various seminars concerning F&B Management. In 2000 he was Restaurant Manager at Novo restaurant (division of Makro Cash and Carry Greece). In April 2002, he had the position of Hotel Manager at Regina Mare hotel and since September 2003, he has the position of Food Services Strategic Planning Administrator for Athens 2004 Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games.

From 1995 to 1998, Natascha worked at the Accounting department of Globus Cosmos Travel Services in Lugano, Switzerland. In 1998, she worked for three months in General Aviation Lugano Airport and then became Sales Support at Crossair, Lugano. Since 2001, she is Sales & Marketing Manager Greece for Swiss International Airlines.

Anthony-Alex gained experience in Disneyland Paris working as a bartender, and at the Esperia Palace, Athens, where he worked as Trainee Assistant F&B Manager and as Assistant Housekeeping Manager. Since his graduation he is Managing Director of the Kotronas Bay Bungalows S.A.

In 1999, Alexandros was hired by One Way Technostores (electronic equipment retail store) as Training Coordinator. A year later he became Assistant Human Resource Manager at Kotsovolos Group. Since July 2002, he is Training Manager at the Starwood- managed Hotel Grande Bretagne of Athens.

Mika later enroled on courses offered by the American Hotel and Motel Association (marketing and sales specialization) and is presently Sales Executive in the sales and marketing department of Chandris Hotels & Resorts (Hellas).

Since his graduation Vangelis has held positions of Bar Supervisor and Bar Manager at hotels in Attica and Crete respectively. In 1996 he was Assistant F&B Management Trainee at Grecotel Daphnila Bay, Corfu, and a year later was made Assistant F&B Manager at the Grecotel Corfu Imperial. Presently he is the Food & Beverage Manager of the N.J.V Athens Plaza.

After receiving her Hotel Management Diploma at Alpine, Sotiria started working at Pizza Hut, Voula, as Assistant Manager. At the same time she obtained her BA in International Hospitality & Tourism Management from Bournemouth University at Alpine. From 2000 to 2002 she worked at BO Club in Voula, where she was Maitre during summertime and Assistant Manager during wintertime. Since October 2002 she works at Starbucks as training store manager. She is one of the six employees that were selected to go to Seattle, USA, for further training. When she returns she will be store manager in one of the Starbucks cafes of Athens.

After graduating from Alpine, Valia did a long distance course in Hotel & Tourism Management with concentration in Human Resource Management. She worked as assistant Sales Coordinator at the Athenaeum InterContinental for seven months and then at the Pentelikon Hotel as Sales & Marketing Coordinator for 2 years. For a year, she was Sales & Marketing Executive at the Athens Chandris hotel. After working for over two years at the Athens Hilton as Business Development Executive, she moved to Vidior Select, a Human Resource Consultancy company, where she was Sales & Human Resources Projects Manager for three years. Since December 2002, Valia is Human Resource Manager at Aldemar.

After earning a MSc in International Hotel Management from the University of Surrey, Yiannis worked in hotels in Greece and UK before moving into other areas. His first major position was as Sales Executive Corporate Accounts with Athens Hilton hotel. In 1997 he became Account Executive for UPS Greece Inc. with responsibility for more than 100 active accounts, and this was followed by a position as Area Sales Manager for Regus Instant Offices Worldwide. He also worked at Sofitel as Sales Manager. Since September 2002, he is Corporate Sales Manager at the Athens Hilton.

After working for six years in the London head offices of Regus, the leading worldwide operator of business centres, first as Conference Manager, Europe, and then as Meeting Sales Manager, UK, Jean-Marc decided to return to Greece. In 2002 he was appointed as the Director of Sales and Marketing, Greece, for Hilton.

SANI, CHRISTINA (HM 1993) After finishing Alpine, Christina also graduated from Pantios University, Athens, where she obtained a degree in Media & Communication. In 1994 she worked for a year at the Starwood managed hotel Grande Bretagne as Front Office Agent. From 1995 to 1998 she worked in ABN Ambrobank as Customer Care Agent. In 1998 Christina returned to Grande Bretagne as Guest Relations Agent. In 1999 she was promoted to Administrative Assistant to the General Manager. Since 2001 she works in the purchasing department of the same hotel.

A BA in Hospitality Management from Bournemouth University, UK, followed by a course in Human Resources Management from American Hotel and Motel Association (Distance Learning) led to the position of Training Manager for Sani Beach Holiday Resort in Northern Greece. In 1998, Giovanni worked for Alpine Center as Career and Development Officer before accepting a new challenge as Training Manager for Regency Casino & Hyatt Regency, Thessaloniki, with 1,500 employees. In July 2002 he was promoted to Personnel Manager of the same hotel. His aim is to become HR Manager.

After graduating from Alpine, he worked in his family’s business, “Hotel Tolo”, as Bar Manager, and was also preparing for the opening of a new hotel “Tolon Holidays”. After completing his military obligations in May 2002, he took over the new 4 Star hotel “Tolon Holidays”

Maria-Ellen had her early work experiences at Kensington Hilton in London in the F&B Department, at the Daphnila Bay Grecotel Corfu as Restaurant Hostess, and at the Grecotel Aeolian Village in Lesvos where she was a Front Office Agent. After graduating from Alpine, she continued her studies at Bournemouth University, UK, where she obtained a BA in International Hospitality & Tourism Management. In 1996, she started as Guest Relations Officer at Grecotel Rethymnia Beach, where for the last five years she is Guest Relations Manager.

After completing Alpine, Andrea continued her studies at Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island, USA, where she obtained a BA Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. She started working at the Marriott Hotel in Quito, Ecuador, as Front Office Manager. For the last 4 years she is the Director of Rooms Division of the same hotel and at the same time she owns a restaurant/catering service business with her sister.

After further studies at Cornell University, USA, where he received a BSc in Hotel and Restaurant Administration, Themis continued his studies at New York University. He attained a Certificate in Bookkeeping from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. His first job in the hospitality industry was as the F&B Controller at Holiday Inn in Washington, D.C. Eventually he moved to New York and became F&B Controller at RIHGA Royal Hotel. An interest in accounting along with further studies got him the job of Staff Accountant at the same hotel – the first major step on the way to becoming a Hotel Controller. Themis was accepted by CUNY Baruch Center in Manhattan to attend the graduate program in 2002 and has just completed his MBA in Accounting.

Michael obtained the Grundstuffe I in Germany. From 1998 until 2000 he was Room Service Manager at Elouda Beach hotel. In 2000 he became Assistant F&B Manager at Elounda Bay Palace. Since 2001, he is the F&B Manager of Lagonissi Grand Resort.

Christos has worked at InterContinental in Geneva as Front Desk Supervisor, and as Duty Manager for the same chain in London. Later he was Duty Manager for Le Meridien Piccadilly and was promoted to Reception Manager at the Meridien Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, UK. He worked for six months to prepare the Rooms Division in connection with the opening of Sofitel St James in London. Currently he is Assistant Front Office Manager at the Savoy Hotel in London.

Vassilis continued his studies at Bournemouth University, UK. He is now managing his family hotel, Odyssia Beach, in Rethymno, Crete.

After completing Alpine, she graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA Degree in Hospitality Management. Her first job in 1996, was to assist the Career and Placement officer at Alpine which helped her in securing her first hotel position. She worked at the Athens Hilton from 1997 to 1998 in various departments including Human Resource and Front Office. In 1998 she returned to her homeland, where she started her career with Hyatt Regency Buffalo where she is currently Sales Manager.

His first job after graduation was as assistant cook at AZUL restaurant in Athens; later he was promoted to Sous-Chef. This was followed by work as gourmet chef at the Italian restaurant of the Princess Hotel on the island of Myconos. George’s previous employer visited him and was impressed enough to ask him to return to AZUL as its chef. In his first year there he was one of the thirty finalists of the ‘Best Restaurants in Athens Award for 1998-1999. Now he is working at Egomio cafe–restaurant as chef and kitchen manager.

After completing Alpine, he went into the army and later worked for two years in the kitchen of Athenaeum Intercontinental. In 1995 he worked at the London InterContinental while at the same time he studied for the “Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts” from Westminster Center, London, which he received in 1996. When he returned to Greece in 1997, he started working at the Corfu Imperial Hotel and in 1999 was promoted to sous–chef de cuisine. Since 2000, he is the youngest Chef in Grecotel company at Myconos Blue Hotel.

He is working at the Big Deals restaurant in Kifissia as a Sous- Chef.

After graduating, Konstantinos worked in the kitchen of TG Friday’s in Kifissia. A year later he was promoted to coach and was responsible for training. Later, he opened the restaurant in Pangrati where he was Assistant Kitchen Manager. Following a number of training sessions he went to Budapest for the opening there and then to the USA for further training. For the next two years he was Kitchen Manager in the Pangrati operation. For five months he went to Patra for another opening and was a back-of- house team leader. He also worked at the central offices of TG Friday’s as corporate officer. Currently he is restaurant manager in Pangrati and at the same time is preparing the opening of TG Friday’s in Glyfada.  

After graduating from Alpine, George assisted in seminars about HASP, ISO and Kitchen Hygiene. He worked at Sofitel in Rhodes as assistant F&B Manager. At the moment he works as an F&B Manager for Atlantica Leisure Group of Cyprus in the Hotel Atlantica Bay.

Andreas did both in-service training periods abroad-one year in Geneva and the other in Stockholm. After completing his studies, he worked for one year at Alpine Center’s kitchen as Assistant Tutor. Later he worked as a chef at Tango Bar Restaurant in Athens. Since 1998 he works in SETE Company as Catering Manager.

George started working at INEXES Restaurant as Cook B for six months. He then worked at Pentelikon in Kifissia as Cook C. Two and a half years later he moved to Fox Restaurant where he was Cook B. Since June 2002, he is Cook A at Orizontes Restaurant in Lycabetus while he is also the Chief Editor of the TV show “Stin Kouzina Olotachos”.

Nick’s qualification helped him get a position as Executive Chef at the Officers Club, Kos, when he entered the military shortly after his graduation from Alpine. When he finished he took a job as Sous Chef at Archaion Yefsis, an exclusive restaurant in downtown Athens. At the moment he is sous chef at the “17” restaurant in Kolonaki.

After his graduation from Alpine, Vassilis worked in several restaurants in Greece. He then went to the UK were he worked at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport as Chef de Partie for six months. On his returned he worked for Parmigiano Restaurant in Myconos, Kolonaki and Filothei as chef for two years. He also worked at Pireaus Yacht Club restaurant for six months as sous-chef as well as at Valaoritou Brasserie as a chef for eight months. Since June 2002 he is the chef of Padre Padrone Restaurant in Psiri, Athens. 

After completing his military obligations, Pavlos returned to Alpine and worked for a year as a sous-chef. In 1999 he worked as a comie-chef at the Bajazzo Restaurant. He then went to Chicago, USA, and worked at a Western chain hotel in Michigan Avenue as a management trainee sous-chef. In September 2001 he started working at Karavi Restaurant of Sofitel, Athens as Cook B and he was lately promoted to Chef de Partie assisting the sous-chef.

When he completed his studies he went to New York and worked in a hotel as Chef de Partie. He returned in Greece and worked as chef in Bajazzo Restaurant. Three years ago he moved to Brasserie Valaoritou in Kolonaki as Chef. He appears on a TV show called “Stin Kouzina Olotachos”.

Nondas did his practical training at Atlantica Bay in Lemessos, Cyprus. After completing the Culinary Arts course; he also obtained the Executive Certificate in Culinary Arts at the Alpine Center. He worked for a year and a half at Atlantica Bay in Cyprus as Cook B. In the summer season he worked in Rhodes for the same company, Rhodes Atlantica Princess as sous-chef. At the moment he is back in Cyprus at the kitchen of the same hotel.

After graduating from Alpine, Dimitris spent a year in the UK, where he started working at the Dormi House Hotel as Demi Pastry Chef and was quickly promoted to Chef de Partie. After a short break in Athens he returned to the same hotel as Chef de Partie and is expected to become Head Pastry Chef by March 2003.

George did his practical training in Vardis restaurant of Pentelikon hotel and in the kitchen of Hilton Amsterdam hotel. He worked for a year at the Brasserie Valaoritou in Kolonaki as Sous-Chef and at Spondi Restaurant as Cook A. He did some consultancy work for restaurants and for two months he had a cooking show on television. At present he works at Beau-Brummel Restaurant in Kifissia as Sous-Chef.  

After completing his studies at Alpine, he became manager at the Myconos Palace. From 1995 until 1998 he worked as Assistant F&B Manager at the Casino Porto Carras in Halkidiki. In 1998 he went to Warsaw, Poland, and for two years held the position of General Manager at Union Food International, a food trading company. Since 2000 he is the Financial Director of ERGOCOM Sp.zoo in Warsaw.

After his graduation from Alpine, Dimitris received a MSc in Tourism Management from Surrey University, UK. Since then he manages his own shipping company, AURORA MARITIME SERVICES, Pireaus, which is concerned with trading, chartering and brokering ships.

He started working at Pizza Hut as Assistant Manager and was promoted to Restaurant Manager. He spent a year in Austria working for the same company. When he returned he became Catering Manager in Eurest Hellas. After that he was Regional Manager of Pizza Fun. For the last month he is the Sales Manger of a software company called EASY BOARDER.

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