Raphael Secq

Raphael Secq

My dream job

Today, we meet Raphaël Secq, a 3rd year Bachelor student specializing in “Gastronomy, Service and Events” at Ferrières Hospitality & Luxury Management School. He tells us about his dream job!

“My aspiration is to become a butler in the service of one of the most powerful families in the world, with the aim of making their daily lives as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Although this may seem an ambitious and out-of-reach dream, I’m convinced that I’ll be able to make it come true, thanks to the skills I’ll acquire through my training at this unique campus, and my various professional experiences.

To become a butler, many qualities are required:

• Impeccable interpersonal skills
• Discretion
• Efficiency
• Attention to detail
• Observation
• A very good memory
• Well-developed general knowledge
• Versatility

I was introduced to this unusual, all-encompassing profession by one of our teachers at the school, Mr Sergio Carreira, who had been a butler in the past, and who noticed that I had the right profile to be a butler. I did some personal research, and soon fell in love with this wonderful profession. I was then lucky enough to talk to two former butlers who described their daily lives to me. They confirmed my determination to embark on this life adventure.

Today, the Bachelor of Arts program at Ferrières Hospitality & Luxury Management School enables me to fully develop and grow in the world of hotels, catering and luxury service. The balance between practice and theory is the key to my future professional success carrying the values of innovation, boldness, humility, hard work and openness.”