Mr David Alessandria is a professor of Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne, world first hospitality management school

Mr David Alessandria

Lecturer - Practical Arts

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Nationality: French

Teaching program(s):
Bachelor (Preparatory Year)

Academic level

Associate’s degree in the culinary arts

Associate’s degree in the culinary arts with a major in cooking

Certificate in cooking


After earning an associate’s degree in the culinary arts, I decided to leave France to work abroad (Belgium, Luxembourg) in order to discover other ways of life, an interest that is still very much with me today. Being open-minded has contributed greatly to my cultural and professional enrichment. 

I worked for about 10 years in starred restaurants in France and Europe, while at the same time I:

- learned the fundamentals of being a chef (management, technical skills, gourmet culture, etc.)

- managed teams and acquired leadership skills

- trained a dozen apprentices

- felt the need and desire to pass on my knowledge and passion to others. 

In 2012, this desire and passion made EHL - where cultural enrichment is an everyday occurrence given the plethora of nationalities on campus - a logical fit. 

For three years now, I have been in close contact with our students on a daily basis. Transmitting this knowledge and enthusiasm day in and day out made me want to become a professor. 

To achieve this goal, I sought to validate my experience and in 2014 this became a reality. With the “VAE” in hand, I was able to apply to become a lecturer. 

Recently named a lecturer, I am now setting my sights on the Meilleur Ouvrier de France competition, a distinction that will require perseverance. On the classroom side, I will continue to work to improve the pedagogical aspects of my workshop.

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