Andre Lessard Discusses His Memorable Career Working On Cruise Ships

November 2, 2015
Hosted by Steven Nicolle

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Episode Description

A lot of people just starting out in the Hospitality Industry are looking for an exciting career. Many want to know how one finds work on a cruise ship, what are the working conditions like, or how long are the contracts? What about the places you visit? Our guest, Andre Lessard, will quickly point out although these things are important it is the friends you meet and the experiences you share that makes working on a ship something you will never forget! Lessard will talk about how he started off as a waiter and then rose through the ranks to become Hotel Manager within a few years. Passionate about spreading the word of his experience you will not want to miss this episode. Lessard will give you the inside scoop on ship life. I should know I worked with him! Right after listening to this show you may want to email your resume to the next world cruise leaving port!

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You’ll learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Hospitality Industry from those who work in it. So whether you are a waiter, bartender, manager, or just eat a lot in restaurants you will not want to miss our show. It may even change the way you look at your waiter the next time you sit in a restaurant or order that cocktail from your favorite bartender. Who knows? You may even consider changing your career path by enrolling yourself in the nearest bartending course!

Steven Nicolle

Steven Nicolle has been working in the Hospitality Industry for over 35 years, starting with a bartending course he took in 1979. From that bartending course he worked in such places as England and Switzerland, to luxury cruise ships. It was a cruise ship where he met his wife of nearly 20 years.

Having been a Bar Manager, Restaurant Manager, Maitre D’, and Food and Beverage Manager to name a few positions he has held, Steven can speak from experience when speaking on any topic regarding the Hospitality Industry. From here or abroad, Steven has an opinion on what it's like to work in the industry.

A teacher of bartending, and currently employed as a waiter, Steven has his ear to the ground on what is going on in the Hospitality Industry. A blogger since 2008, he has appeared on CNN as a guest on-line and has been on the documentary program called the Doc Zone where he imparts some words of wisdom regarding service. A recent graduate of the International Sommelier Guild, his active pursuit of knowledge and serving others makes Steven a must listen to host each week.

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