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Jonathan Beckett

Ambassador, The Academy Monaco

Chief Executive of Burgess , one of the most successful, experienced and popular yacht brokers in the industry, truly believes the industry needs to raise his standard in order to be at the level of the amazing development of yachts. It is with a big honor and privilege Jonathan has given us his blessing and will be the ambassador of our prestigious Academy.

Mix of talents

Laurence Thary

CEO, The Academy Monaco

Yacht agent in Monaco since 2007, Laurence has started a career in hospitality (Carl Gustaf Saint Bart, Park Hyatt Paris and Méridien Montparnasse).

« Elegance, tenacity and education are essential values we must not loose »

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Christopher LAVAUD

Hospitality Consultant, The Academy Monaco

More than 15 years of experience in the Luxury Hospitality industry.

Career progression from Restaurant Manager to General Manager of a 5-star hotel.

Worked in Luxury Hospitality at: Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc, Jumby Bay Antigua, Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo, Park Hyatt Vendôme, Lou Pinet St Tropez & Le Coucou Méribel.


Frederic Castaignos

Yachting Consultant, The Academy Monaco

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Sarah DALE

Yachting interior consultant
Sarah was born in England; she achieved her degree in Sports therapy and after working with a premiership football team, transferred over to the yachting sector. Sarah then worked many roles within the interior of the superyachts, including housekeeping and service. whilst doing so she continued offering a variety of guests, including Olympic medalists the therapeutics they required.
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Pool of Teachers

Renowed Hospitality Professionals

The training program is delivered by a globally recognized faculty in the luxury hotel industry. Some members of the faculty have received the prestigious title of MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) or have been recognized as Champions of France or the World.

With a multicultural approach, the courses will be exclusively conducted in English by a French faculty, reflecting the French savoir-être (art of living) and savoir-faire (know-how).

Throughout the immersion program, The Academy employs an active and dynamic pedagogy, including group work sessions supervised by experienced hotel professionals, in the form of workshops and role-playing exercises.


MOF Maître d'hôtel


Chef Barman Meurice, Park Hyatt Vendome, Crillon


MOF Barman


MOF Maître d’hôtel, Sommellerie

Pierre-Marie RAGON

MOF Maître d’hôtel


MOF Directrice aux formations des arts du service et des arts de la table École Ducasse Meudon


MOF Maitre d’hotel


MOF Gouvernante


MOF Gouvernante

Kevin Raquin

Gouvernant Général Four Season, Royal Monceau, Membre AGGH (Association des Gouvernantes Générales de l'hôtellerie)

Hisayuki Takeuchi

Sushi Master


MOF Patissier

High demands and Elegance

At The Academy, we have a keen understanding of the inherent demands of the luxury world, which requires unwavering attention to detail, impeccable service, and a perpetual quest for the extraordinary

That is why we are fully dedicated to providing with a comprehensive training program specifically designed to meet the highest standards of these prestigious industries.

Our programs have been carefully crafted with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to achieve excellence in key roles within the yachting and luxury hospitality industries. Whether your aspiration is to become a seasoned crew member, a distinguished yacht steward/ess, a renowned chef, or an accomplished hotel manager, our tailored courses are designed to align with your ambitions.

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Are you a student looking to receive training, or are you a hospitality professional aspiring to pass on your expertise?

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