(L-R) Christian Thoma, Head Chef at the Bei den Zwillingen restaurant; Raphael Betti, Bartender at the BAC café; Marine Perrichet, Head Chef at L’Atelier Windsor; Credit: © Olivier Minaire / brain&more

The second edition of the Dreamjobs Ambassadors campaign concluded with an award ceremony on Thursday 28 September 2023 in Place d'Armes in Luxembourg-Ville.

This event, attended by Lex Delles, Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Alain Rix, President of HORESCA, and Carlo Thelen, Director General of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, revealed the three individuals recognised as "Dreamjobs Ambassadors 2023."

The winners in their respective categories are as follows:

  • Bartender / Waiter category: Raphael Betti, Bartender at the BAC café;
  • Cook category: Marine Perrichet, Head Chef at L’Atelier Windsor, and Christian Thoma, Head Chef at the Bei den Zwillingen restaurant (chosen ex aequo).

Each winner was awarded a €2,000 voucher, provided by RAK Porcelain Europe, along with a selection of wines courtesy of Domaines Vinsmoselle.

Dreamjobs Ambassadors is a campaign dedicated to recognising the dedication and motivation of hospitality professionals. This initiative aims to enhance the attractiveness of hospitality careers, champion excellence and diversity in this sector and inspire young talents to pursue careers in hospitality.

HORESCA and the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce organised this second edition of Dreamjobs Ambassadors, in partnership with Luxembourg’s Ministry of the Economy (the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises). The campaign was orchestrated by the communications agency brain&more.

Alain Rix, President of HORESCA, said: “The hotel and catering professions in the Grand Duchy are constantly evolving. We closely monitor all innovations that concern the sector and which can have a positive impact. An initiative like Dreamjobs Ambassadors offers considerable visibility to this particularly dynamic sector.

Minister Delles added: “I am convinced that Dreamjobs Ambassadors is the right campaign to promote professions in the Horeca sector. Models of creativity and success are highlighted, which makes it possible to show the sector from a new angle and highlight its attractiveness. Congratulations to this year’s winners.

The campaign featured eight finalists, all of whom received recognition for their contributions to the hospitality industry.

In the "Cook" category, the finalists were:

  • Archibald De Prince, Executive Sous Chef at Château de Bourglinster;
  • Marine Perrichet, Head of Party at L’Atelier Windsor;
  • Louis Scholtès, Culinary Director at La Lorraine;
  • Christian Thoma, Chef at Bei den Zwillingen um Belenhaff.

In the "Waiter / Bartender" category, the finalists were:

  • Raphael Betti, barman at BAC;
  • Marius Bîrzan, bartender at the Abtei Brewery;
  • Mélanie Niquet, maître d’hôtel at the Hôtel le Place d’Armes;
  • Ralph Schmitt, beer Sommelier at De Bräiläffel.

The initial selection process involved videos showcasing each finalist in their work environment. These videos conveyed their motivations, demonstrated their expertise and offered advice to aspiring hospitality professionals.

The non-winning finalists were also celebrated, receiving €250 and wines donated by RAK Porcelain Europe and Domaines Vinsmoselle, respectively.