Bachelor of Hospitality Management alumnus, Restaurant Manager Leonardo Lupattelli is lending his extensive knowledge of the industry to current International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) students in an effort to give back to the community. After completing his hospitality management studies, Lupattelli gained employment at the esteemed Berowra Waters Inn, where he is now the Restaurant Manager and Head Sommelier.
Of Italian descent, Lupattelli decided to study hospitality as has always felt he has a special ability to interact with customers as well as with food and beverage. As ICMS offers Work Integrated Learning (WIL) built into all degrees, Lupattelli realised his dream of working within the hospitality industry whilst refining his skills on the job.
“I completed my WIL at The One&Only, Hayman Island during 2015. My time there was a really great experience as it helped me to understand what the industry is all about and allowed me to realise which path to follow in my career.”
Lupattelli speaks highly of his time studying hospitality at ICMS. The course, which was developed in conjunction with leading Swiss hotel school César Ritz, features the most comprehensive practical training component in Australia. Graduates possess the perfect blend of practical skill, theory and business acumen.
“I found that the hospitality degree strikes the perfect balance of classroom learning and on the job experience throughout my bachelor. I also knew I wanted to have an impact on the industry in the future so, the course provided me the perfect way to do so.”
Keen to share his industry insights, Lupattelli is enthusiastic about the opportunity to feature in ICMS’s new International Restaurant Concepts subject. The Q&A style session with current students will allow him to share the pearls of wisdom that he has accumulated during his career. For now, Lupattelli advises anyone looking to begin their career to:
“Choose a profession that you will love and which you are really passionate about. Be ready to listen to everyone on the job and learn from every single piece of feedback from your co-worker’s – be it negative or positive. Lastly, be curious of what is happening around you, ask questions!”
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