London Calling!

A Vatel Paris 2013 alumnus, Candice Ragot began her career in England where she has been constantly promoted in the Dorchester Collection’s Restaurant Services department.

London Calling!

Reservations and Special Events Manager for The Grill and The Promenade of London’s mythical The Dorchester, Candice Ragot tells us about what she does:

What are your main missions?

  • Managing 10 hostesses
  • Organizing events for individuals or groups as well as for companies
  • Coordinating with the kitchen crew and other departments in our hotel
  • Promoting the two restaurants
  • Training staff members and compliance with Palace category standards


What qualities are required to be successful in a job like this?

  • Being detail oriented
  • General organization
  • Having a good team spirit


What skills did you learn how to hone by doing this job?

  • Precision when hiring
  • Meeting budgets
  • Having team members work well together


What do you like the best about this job?

  • The contact I have with guests and human relationships
  • The effervescence of organizing lavish events
  • Drawing up an optimal strategy for the seat turnover rate in our restaurants


What did you do from the time you left Vatel Paris up until the job you now have?


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