About Us

Because we believe education is the key to achieving excellence, we aim to equip those entering the hospitality profession with the highest possible levels of knowledge and skills.

Securing The Future Of The Hospitality Industry

For over 40 years, not only have we nurtured the study of hospitality worldwide through our support of contemporary teaching and curriculum content, but also provided the facilities in which these can flourish. In particular, given our strong focus on Central and Eastern Europe, we have evolved and adapted to better meet the needs of those studying hospitality in our target areas.


With the support of our partners, we:

  • Foster collaboration between hospitality institutions.
  • Promote understanding and co-operation across international boundaries.
  • Improve access to high quality knowledge and best practice through new technologies, so that as many as possible have the information they need to succeed.
  • Increase awareness of the role that hospitality has to play in the world in which we live.
  • Support those looking to make hospitality their career through life-long learning and individual help, transforming today’s students into tomorrow’s managers.
  • Encourage interest in hospitality among the next generation.
  • Enhance the professional image and reputation of hospitality, so that we continue to create an industry that we can all be proud of.
  • Sponsor research into the needs of the hospitality industry at international, national and regional levels.

Our history is steeped in the finest traditions of hospitality

Our Board Members

With their distinguished careers in industry and education, and their association with some of the most celebrated establishments in the hospitality industry, our Board of Trustees brings a wealth of expertise and experience to La Fondation.

Lord Thurso


Jenifer Emery

Vice President

Victor Emery


Alistair Emery

Conseil Member

Andrea Kracht

Conseil Member

Dr Willi Leimer

Conseil Member