As a partner of the Rungis Academy, Campanile Rungis-Orly offers the facilities for various F&B training courses. With this, the 84-room hotel is home to the brand-new Corporate Food University called: Chaud Devant, the initiators report.
Chaud Devant: the brand new Food University of Louvre Hotels Group
In addition to opening a hotel in the characteristic Rungis setting, Louvre Hotels Group has a scoop with the launch of the ‘Chaud Devant’ training. This brand new Food University is an integral part of the already existing Rungis Academy, a specialized training center for professionals from the hospitality industry. The inspiring location in the middle of the famous Rungis makes Chaud Devant a special training location with specific attention to sustainability, the environment and local distribution channels. In addition to in-house training, the rooms can be booked for business events, such as thematic workshops or cooking lessons or master classes.
Despite the international pandemic, Chaud Devant is still in a preparatory phase. For example, during the lockdown, various internal hosting and bartender training courses are given to the teams, sometimes personally, sometimes via e-learning. Innovative learning methods are also implemented with virtual reality techniques.
‘A space designed to inspire and teach’
Chaud Devant was designed in collaboration with London design firm Blue Plate, a dedicated Food & Beverage design studio by Wilson Associates. Since its founding more than 40 years ago, Louvre Hotels Group has never stopped developing and nurturing its love for all things food & beverage. The location of this new Campanile hotel and the new Food University is tangible proof of our passion for gastronomy, hospitality and knowledge transfer. It is a great honor for our group to be the first hotel player to be associated with such a distinctive place ‘, says Pierre Frédéric Roulot, CEO of Louvre Hotels Group
This will be the very first hotel in the world’s largest fresh produce market, the initiators note. The hotel is ideally located to welcome professionals and tourists as soon as possible to the heart of the Rungis market, where 1.7 million tons of food products are traded every year for more than 18 million consumers. The hotel has 84 modern rooms, including five family suites, fully equipped with all the comforts needed for a pleasant and relaxing stay, ”LHG reports proudly.
About Louvre Hotels Group
Louvre Hotels Group is one of the largest players in the global hospitality industry, with a portfolio consisting of more than 1,600 hotels in 54 countries. The wide portfolio ranges from 1 to 5 star hotels, with Louvre Hotels Group’s historic brands (Royal Tulip, Golden Tulip, Tulip Inn, Tulip Residences, Campanile, Kyriad, Kyriad Direct and Première Classe), the 5 brands of the Sarovar network in India , the French Hôtels & Préférence, the Tempting Places brand and the Chinese Metropolo brand. The group also has a distribution agreement with Barrière Group. Louvre Hotels Group is a subsidiary of Jin Jiang International Holdings, the second largest hospitality group in the world. ‘