Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Testimonial *Hotel Management

Michalis (Mike) Mamais, Graduate of Alpine Center in Hotel Management, with the assistance of Ramon Amor,  lecturer and owner of Jobonship, started working with Disney Cruise Line beginning of January.


We discussed with Mike who was trilled to share his new working experience with the Alpine community.
"It is so nice here. My position is Assistant Dining Room Server. It is a unique experience. The colleagues, my superiors, even the customers are so different in a perfect way! The photo that you see below with Goofy is from my first day at work. 

Here you may see a picture of me and my colleagues 30 days later, with our Ears. 'Earning our Ears' is a fabulous Disney tradition! 

It is amazing! We are busy with a lot of work but we don't quite understand it. We have so  much fun! We travel along the Western Caribbean (Mexico, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Key West and the private island of Disney, Castaway Cay). As of June, we will be also travelling to Spain, Greece and Turkey. The Cruise Ship is fantastic and the places we visit like paradise.

That's a statue of Mickey Mouse from inside the ship I work. Every ship of the Disney Cruise Line has a different statue. Everybody feels like a child here. Even the older people at the 'Pirates Night' buy costumes and dress up like pirates".

Mike continues his fantastic journey and he knows that this is only the beginning. The future looks even brighter ahead! Good luck Mike!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

JOBS - House Manager Opening

House Manager (Messinia)

  • Organization of the works in the whole property area
  • Staffing recruitment
  • Organization of work and control over housekeeping staff (service, cleaning, laundry service), chefs, engineers, IT and security staff, gardeners etc.
  • Control over gardening (total area is 7 He)
  • Control and organization of the operation of road and marine transport
  • Organization of family events and celebrations
  • Recruiting, training and monitoring staff
  • Dealing with customer complaints and comments
  • Addressing problems and troubleshooting
  • Ensuring events run smoothly
  • Dealing with contractors and suppliers
  • Ensuring security is effective
  • Carrying out inspections of property and services
  • Higher education in sphere of hotel and hospitality business, qualification for house management
  • Relevant experience is a must
  • Languages: Greek/English or English/Russian
  • Honesty, accuracy, discipline, creativity, social skills
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Knowledge of business and management principles and practices
  • Knowledge of human resource principles and practices
  • Competitive remuneration package is offered
  • Permanent employment, permanent residence in the premises of the house
You may send your CV to
Good luck!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Alpine International Hospitality & Tourism Management Department of City Unity College and Just Online advertising agency, organize the Seminar E-tourism: SITE, SEO and SOCIAL MEDIA, that will take place on 23 February 2013, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the Glyfada campus. Speaker: Arsenis Paschopoulos*, Managing Partner in ‘Just online’ and introducer of the course e-business in City Unity College.

The seminar is mainly addressed to small and middle sized businesses of hospitality and tourist operations that want to create an appropriate online presence and promote it on social media and search engines.
During the workshop the following questions, among others, will be answered:
  • Which are the important ‘elements’ of a site that lead to sales?
  • Which are the most common mistakes made during the construction of a site?
  • How will you manage to bring your visitors back to your site?
  • What should you take care of in order for your site to rank high in the search engines?
  • Which are the differences between advertisements of Google and SEO and which are the pros and cons of each approach?
  • What are the benefits that your company will secure from its presence in Social media?
  • How will you combine the Social Media with the site, with the aim to increase the visits and the sales?
The participants will have the chance to pose their questions and receive answers.
Register today, limited spaces available (only one person per company).
Contact Ms Anastasia Konstantinidou at 2108983022.


 *Arsenis Paschopoulos
  • Managing Partner in Just On Line, an interactive marketing and communications company
  • Author of "Social Media Marketing", 2010, and "Electronic Commerce" 3rd edition 2007, Klidarithmos publications )
  • Has worked in the marketing departments of General Chemicals, Shell, Johnson & Johnson, Fiat, Boston University, D. Angelopoulos Group.
  • Among the first (1996) to have created and delivered seminars on Electronic Commerce for SMEs.
  • Was responsible for 4 years for the promotion and training of SMEs on ecommerce issues in AΣΔΑ (Organization for the development of Western Athens)
  • Has 15 years of teaching experience in private colleges in Athens and educational organizations (Organization ofTourism Education and Training, EERA, Career, etc.)
  • Graduate of Deree College with a master's at Boston University
  • Contributes e-commerce articles in "Marketing Week"

Sunday, February 10, 2013

5th Golden Cap Awards

January 23-27, 2013
Antalya, Turkey

In January of 2013 Alpine Center, the department of Hotel Management and Tourism of City Unity College, was invited to participate in the 5th Golden Cap Awards, an event which is sponsored annually by the Turkish Chef’s Federation in Antalya, Turkey. The city, with a population of about 1 million, is located on the southern coast of Turkey and is considered to be the Turkish “Riviera” due to its popularity as a tourist destination and its upscale hospitality facilities. The city alone hosts 56 luxury 5-star hotels overlooking, or in close vicinity of, the Mediterranean Sea. 
Senior lecturer and chef instructor Georgia Kofinas represented Alpine Center this year serving on the panel of judges for the Golden Caps Awards chef’s competition which was held at the city’s vast exhibition center. Mrs. Kofinas was one of the four international judges on the panel of twenty members. The other three were from France, the United States, and Italy. There were over 1,000 competitors during the course of three days with the various categories of presentations such as cold plates and hors’ de oeuvres, vegetable carving, chocolate, food art, creative Turkish cuisine and haute cuisine gourmet dishes. The competition was divided into two categories:  chef students from the various culinary arts schools of the region and professional chefs from the area’s hotel restaurants.

The awards ceremony was held at the 5-star Marmara Hotel where the local authorities and members of the Turkish Chef’s Federation presented the winners of the competition with their trophies and honorary ribbons. The four international judges also received honorary ribbons and plaques for their participation in the event. The ceremony ended with an elegant dinner and live classical Turkish music.


Sunday, February 3, 2013


Hotel Managerial positions, UAE
Joseph Chalfoun, an Alpine alumnus and currently Area Operations Manager - UAE & Morocco, will be coming to Greece from Feb 12 until 16 and would like to interview Alpine graduates and Alumni to fill managerial positions, such as Restaurant Managers, Assistant Restaurant Managers, Head Chefs, Sous Chefs, Guest Relations Managers, etc. If you are interested, you may send your CV to

Front Desk Night Receptionist/PBX Operator, UK
Job opening in the Four Seasons Hotel UK:
Front Desk Night Receptionist/PBX Operator
You may email your cv to

Student Counselor/Office Administrator, India
The Swiss Business School for Hotel & Tourism Education in India is looking for a Student Counselor/ Office Administrator for our Goa Campus. Alpine Center with over 25 years of experience from Europe is expanding in India and we are looking for a Student Counselor/ Office Administrator. We want you to have a solid knowledge of Word, Excel and Power Point. We are looking for you who are creative, energetic and who is highly professional both with skills and attitude towards work. We expect you to be efficient, reliable and independent but also a good team worker with a clear focus on development. If you are interested to join our team, please send your CV to

Sales and Operations Associate, Greece
TrueGreece, a leading luxury travel company, is looking for a SALES and OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE. If you are interested, you may send your CV at