Degree Hospitality Management (Glion Institute of Higher Education)
MA Culinary Arts (University of West London)
Ariane Lengyel is a Senior Lecturer in Hospitality Management.
With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Ariane has a considerable professional background spanning from Europe, to the South Pacific to Asia. She spent over ten years in the Rooms Division Department before moving onto Sales and Marketing at corporate level, working for companies such as Hilton and Accor. Ariane’s experience informs her teaching and she shares her in-depth understanding of the industry with her students who benefit from real-life applications of theory. Her academic practice is informed by constant interaction with the industry and keeping abreast of technological and strategic developments within the world of hospitality in order to develop the skills needed by graduates.
Ariane’s research interests lie within the sociological and cultural study of food with a particular interest in the role of celebrity chefs in contemporary British society.
February 2017, SOAS Food Forum, SOAS, University of London, ‘Celebrity Chefs and the Construction of Taste: From Uber Macho to Culinary Crusader’, London.
May 2016, University of West London PhD Conference, ‘Celebrity Chefs, Taste, Lifestyle, Cookbooks and TV: themes emerging from a review of the literature’, London.
May 2016, Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) conference, ‘Celebrity Chefs and the Construction of Taste: From Uber Macho to Culinary Crusader’, Belfast.
May 2015, University of West London PhD Conference, ‘A taste of celebrity chefs: initial findings from a review of the literature’, London.
June 2014, University of West London Teaching and Learning Conference, ‘Assessments in Transnational Partnerships: The UWL & IIHM Experience’, London.
May 2014, Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Conference, ‘The Impact of Celebrity Chefs on Domestic Food Habits’, Buxton.