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Mr. Christophe Laurent

Senior lecturer in Art de la Table - Gastronomic Art and Culture - EHL Values Ambassador

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Nationality: French

Teaching program(s):
Bachelor (Preparatory Year)

Academic level

Certificate in hospitality management Oxford Brookes University (1999)


Christophe Laurent is currently Senior Lecturer for the Art de la Table in EHL. Always focusing on customer’s needs and expectations, he develops and oversees the implementation of standards and procedures.  Before joining EHL, M. Laurent had operational and managerial responsibilities in top restaurants and hotels in the UK. In 1991 he was awarded the title of MOGB (Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande Bretagne) Art de la table by the French Academy of Culinary Arts.

His subjects are:

  • Customer care management
  • Food and drink service
  • Etiquette, protocol, Savoir- Vivre
  • Savoir-Faire, Savoir “le” Faire, Savoir “le Faire Faire” ( Train the Trainer)
  • Creativity and innovation in Gastronomy Arts and Cultures

The MOGB in the UK or the MOF in France, is the ultimate prize for craftsmen, the equivalent of a Hollywood Oscar or an Olympic Gold medal in fact. It is awarded every four years by the Academie Culinaire de France and is officially recognised by the French Ministry of Education. This title is held in such high esteem because it is open to the most illustrious in their profession. It is a competition where the participants must achieve minimum 85% of the objectives, and their performances are judged by their most distinguished fellow craftsmen.

This title gave him the opportunity to develop new ideas and concepts as well as the chance to train and teach highly motivated candidates and prepare them for the fascinating and ever changing world of Art de la Table.

Other qualifications

  • Certificate in further education University of the West of England (1995)
  • MOGB (Meilleur Ouvrier de Grande Bretagne) Art de la Table, Académie culinaire de France London (1991)
  • BEP Ecole Hôtelière Gérardmer, France (1978)
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