Alumni Tomlinson Rugo had always been interested in culinary arts and decided to make it his career. After investigating his choices, Tomlinson found the perfect place to learn in the perfect location - the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland! That was some time ago and his success since followed. On a recent visit to Le Bouveret with his wife and son, Tomlinson spoke about his Culinary Arts Academy experience and subsequent career.
Tomlinson currently works in Germany at the luxurious 5-star property, Hotel Kameha in Bonn. It was here where he started his career and had the opportunity to take on a number of different responsibilities. His knowledge and hard work was soon recognized thus allowing him to quickly climb the ladder and reach the position of Demi Chef de Partie.
Tomlinson told us that thanks to the Leadership Programme offered at the Academy, he felt well prepared to be a manager and leader in his community. "The Leadership Programme had a positive impact on my professional life", he said, "as it taught me discipline and time management". Tomlinson mentioned that the Programme also prepared him to work successfully in a large kitchen such as the one in the Hotel Kameha where he currently works. "At the Culinary Arts Academy," says Tomlinson, "I learnt how to be more international and cook to the highest industry standards."
Tomlinson would like to share his advice with all current and future Culinary Arts Academy students: "Passion is all it takes … (and) you should love the kitchen and cooking, and the money will come later."
On a personal note, Tomlinson and his wife Marianne recently welcomed their first baby. The happy couple met while studying in Le Bouveret and moved together to Germany after graduation.