About CHM

CHM International Academy belongs to CitySmart Education Group from Canada with over 15 years of development experience in Vietnam. The Academy was founded in 2012 with the goal of building a completely new model, incorporating “learning – operating – connecting jobs”. The goal of CHM is to train future Hotel Managers in the field of Food, Tourism and Hospitality in Vietnam and the region.

Enthusiastic faculty and management, with international experience in the field of restaurants, hotels and cuisine at CHM International Academy, will create motivation to learn and promote talents for future students. The learning environment is equipped with the most modern facilities including classrooms, kitchen, baking area, restaurant, sample hotel room on site. Therefore, students will practice in a variety of contexts, which is a favorable condition for accumulating experience and superior adaptability in different future working situations.

CHM’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Curriculum, which adheres to international standards, will help students gain the most practical knowledge and skills to work in an international environment. Students who complete the training program at CHM will be awarded the international certificate by the UK’s largest educational institution Pearson and the British Tourism and Hospitality Association CTH. With these certifications, you will be able to work in high-class hotels, resorts and resorts around the world. In addition, our paid and career internship programs by partnering with leading corporations in the hospitality and service industry will help you gain more job opportunities.

icon The vision of CHM International Academy

Become the leading training center for Tourism Management, Restaurant, Hotel and Culinary Arts in Vietnam.

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Help students become future managers and leading experts in Tourism, Hospitality and leading chefs in Vietnam.
Help improve and develop Vietnam’s potential tourism industry.

LECTURES

Famous lecturers in the industry, have many years of experience teaching hotel management as well as working at major hotel groups in the world such as Accor, Marriott, IHG, … with style. Attractive and professional teaching.
David Vu

David Vu

General Director

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David has over 10 years of experience in the service and hospitality industry and he joined CHM as Manager cum Trainer since 2015. Before beginning his career in CHM, David worked as managers in several hotels & service residences such as Calidas Royal Residence Hanoi, Keangnam Landmark72, Sunway Hotel Hanoi, Vinhomes Service Apartments.

David Naudin

David Naudin

Director of International Cooperation & Partnerships

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David Naudin was born in France, where he obtained a Hospitality and Catering Higher National Diploma. He then moved to the UK, London to start his working career, from river cruise, to world famous museum brasseries, fine dining restaurants, and eventually into hotels as F&B Operations Manager for 5* hotels. He then realised his passion for education and completed his teacher training, whilst working as Operations Manager. Strong of many educational managerial positions and Master (MSc) in Hospitality, Business and Tourism, David has now decided to join CHM to develop transnational education between Europe, Asia, and North America, and industry partnerships.

Mia Vu

Mia Vu

Institute Director

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Mia joined Hotel Management programs in Sweden and Belgium Universities and worked as the Vice President of Hoa Sua School of Economic and Tourism before joining CHM Institute in 2017.

With her natural ability to bring energy and enthusiasm to motivate students and drive them toward success, Mia has helped hundreds of students to start their career in the hospitality industry and also trained many staff & managers for different 5-star international hotel brands. She is currently CHM Institute Director.

Maya Hoang

Maya Hoang

Institute Deputy Director

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With 20 years’ experience working in HR field in many companies, Maya is now the Institute Deputy Director cum Hospitality Management Lecturer of CHM International Institute. Her professional experience not only supports her in operational sector but also allows her to provide CHM students with professional knowledge and practical examples of human resources management in the hotels. She believes that the supportive knowledge as well as real examples absorbed in CHM would benefit students in the position of manager in the future.

Tina Chu

Tina Chu

Program Manager

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After successfully graduating from Hoa Sua School of Economic and Tourism, Tina has been working in the F&B industry for nearly 15 years as Food & Beverage Lecturer, Catering & Tour Operation Manager and Restaurant & Hotel Manager. Passionate about the industry, Tina also participated in the Bachelor and Master of Business Administration courses at National Economics University, as well as international training courses in Belgium, Luxembourg and Sweden. With her experience in F&B coaching and operating, Tina is now a Hospitality Management Lecturer and Hotel Operations Consultant at CHM. She is known for her attractive, passionate and energetic teaching style.

Linda Pham

Linda Pham

Hospitality Management Lecturer

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Linda started her career in hospitality industry in 1993 and has been through a variety of Housekeeping managerial roles in famous hotel management groups such as Daewoo, IHG and Vingroup before joining CHM as a Hospitality Management Lecturer and Hotel Operations Consultant in 2016. With 25 years in the industry, Linda has a wide range of knowledge as well as practical experience in organising, managing and operating Housekeeping department. Many of her students have been mature and successful in their career and even some of them are running their own hotel chain.

Nikky Nguyen

Nikky Nguyen

Hospitality Management Lecturer

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Nikky has studied Hospitality Management in Australia. During 5 years working in the industry for one of the top hotels in Sydney – The Westin hotel, her contribution was acknowledged by her employer with great compliments and career opportunities. Coming back to Vietnam, her career continued with a managerial role at ADEN HAS, a hospitality service contractor of Nghi Son refinery and petrochemicals LLC, and now a Hospitality Management Lecturer at CHM.

Scarlett Bui

Scarlett Bui

Hospitality Management Lecturer

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As an avid hotelier and educator, Scarlett has an insatiable desire to inspire and assist her students in their hospitality management journey. Graduated from Hanoi University with a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in Tourism Management, Scarlett was the Valedictorian of her 2013 cohort. She also won an Erasmus+ Grant to University of Pavia, Italy for studies. Prior to starting a new chapter in professional life at CHM, Scarlett exposed herself to the industry in different contexts. She worked her way up from a front-line pre-opening team member to Certified Front Office Departmental Trainer at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, where she was recognised as “Colleague of The Year 2018”, before joining Sun Hospitality Group as Personal Assistant to CEO.

Anna Nguyen

Anna Nguyen

Hospitality Management Lecturer

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Anna graduated from the faculty of Hospitality Management of Hanoi Open University in 2012. She then had great opportunities to work for different international organisations such as Enfants du Mékong (Children of the Mekong), Humanitarian Service for Children of Vietnam and ChildFund Vietnam as Program Coordinator and then Program Manager during the period of over 6 years. With her broad knowledge and great understanding of the service industry, Anna is now a Hospitality Management Lecturer cum Student Service Officer at CHM.

Violet Nguyen

Violet Nguyen

English Lecturer

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Violet graduated from University of Languages and International Studies, National Vietnam University in Hanoi with the major in English Teacher Education. During more than 7 years, Violet has always attempted to be well-informed about language teaching in general and English in particular through enhancing her understanding of educational psychology as well as teaching methodologies which are good foundations to inspire students to acquire a foreign language. She believes that “The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates and the great teacher inspires” – William Arthur.

Flora Tran

Flora Tran

English Lecturer

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Flora is a fan of foreign language study, especially English, the renowned language of international forum and convention, in technology world, global tourism and hospitality. After obtaining a merit Bachelor’s degree in English Studies from Hanoi University and a professional certificate in teaching English (TESOL), Flora has decided to pursuit a career in English language training and endeavored to ensure her beloved learners achieve the level of English skills that are essential for their study and work. She is now an English lecturer at CHM.

Camaron Hoang

Camaron Hoang

Culinary Arts Program Manager

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Camaron has more than 15 years of experience working and teaching at KOTO Vocational Training before transferring to the faculty of Culinary Arts for CHM International Institute. His knowledge base is a subtle combination of multicultural culinary culture. “The art of culinary arts is a passionate subject of passion for the profession. The characteristics of this industry are meticulous, patient and skillful from the stage of selection, raw materials to the finished products to the customers “, says Camaron. He had great merit in spreading the fire and career direction for the generations of CHM students.

Quesa Doi

Quesa Doi

Culinary Arts Lecturer

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Culinary Arts Lecturer/Chef Quesa Doi graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, majoring in Boulanger & Baking Arts and Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality, majoring in Professional Cookery. With her natural ability and years of experience at different five-star hotels, she has participated in and achieved many culinary awards such as Cup for Best Dessert & Gold Medal for Live Making Dessert – Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2019; Representing Vietnam to perform Vietnamese Desserts in Russia and Korea in 2019; Top 10 Most Delicious Dishes at The Street Food Festival 2017, etc. She is now working at CHM as a Culinary Arts Lecturer specializing in Bakery and Pastry with the hope of guiding and training students to become professional Pastry chefs in the future.

Matthieu Lagarrigue

Matthieu Lagarrigue

Culinary Arts and Baking Arts Lecturer

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Matthieu Lagarrige is originally from Southern France and spent 15 years working there as a pastry chef. Matthieu is a talented chef who holds different certificates in the fields of Pastries, Bread, Sugar Art, Traditional French Bread and Food Safety. Matthieu has his own bakery in France, named Pain Jole.

Lily Vu

Lily Vu

Culinary Arts Lecturer

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Born in Hanoi, the cradle of culinary and cultural traditions in Vietnam, Lily has always been passionate about cuisine since she was a little child. After graduating from Hoa Sua School of Economic and Tourism, majoring in European, Asian cuisine and French pastry, Lily decided to work at her beloved school as a European Cuisine Teacher to enhance own personal skill set and knowledge base. With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Lily is now joining CHM as a Culinary Arts Lecturer to share her knowledge and passion to younger generation.

Yestin Le

Yestin Le

Culinary Arts Lecturer

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Yestin is known for his roles as a Vietnamese Culinary Artist, a Culinary Consultant on Hanoi 1 and VTC2 Channel, and also a Culinary Arts Lecturer of CHM International Institute. With more than 20 years of experience working in various hotels and restaurants throughout Vietnam such as Asean hotel, Horison hotel, Huong Sen restaurant, Paramount restaurant, Marriot restaurant and so on, Yestin is an inspirer for his students on the way of becoming a Chef.

Alice Nguyen

Alice Nguyen

Culinary Arts and Baking Arts Lecturer

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With more than 13 years of experience in the field of French Pastry, Ms. Nghia is currently the Business Owner of Tuan Nghia Cake Company which provides bakery products for many restaurants and hotels. During the years of teaching and working, Ms. Nghia is always a person who inspires the next generations and leads them to success. Currently, Ms. Nghia is working as a Culinary Arts and Baking Arts lecturer at CHM International Institute.

BOARD OF DIRECTOR

David Vu

David Vu

Tổng Giám đốc Học viện

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David has over 10 years of experience in the service and hospitality industry and he joined CHM as Manager cum Trainer since 2015. Before beginning his career in CHM, David worked as managers in several hotels & service residences such as Calidas Royal Residence Hanoi, Keangnam Landmark72, Sunway Hotel Hanoi, Vinhomes Service Apartments.

With great passion and endless endeavors to develop the hospitality industry and provide qualified human resources for the future, he always aims to develop CHM as a place that inspire the students to start their journey, teachers are leaders, classmate are partners, knowledge and skills are luggage that help students reach their final destination of success.

David Naudin

David Naudin

Director of International Cooperation & Partnerships

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David Naudin was born in France, where he obtained a Hospitality and Catering Higher National Diploma. He then moved to the UK, London to start his working career, from river cruise, to world famous museum brasseries, fine dining restaurants, and eventually into hotels as F&B Operations Manager for 5* hotels. He then realised his passion for education and completed his teacher training, whilst working as Operations Manager. Strong of many educational managerial positions and Master (MSc) in Hospitality, Business and Tourism, David has now decided to join CHM to develop transnational education between Europe, Asia, and North America, and industry partnerships.

Mia Vu

Mia Vu

Institute Director

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Mia joined Hotel Management programs in Sweden and Belgium Universities and worked as the Vice President of Hoa Sua School of Economic and Tourism before joining CHM Institute in 2017.

With her natural ability to bring energy and enthusiasm to motivate students and drive them toward success, Mia has helped hundreds of students to start their career in the hospitality industry and also trained many staff & managers for different 5-star international hotel brands. She is currently CHM Institute Director.

Maya Hoang

Maya Hoang

Institute Vice Director

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With 20 years’ experience working in HR field in many companies, Maya is now the Institute Deputy Director cum Hospitality Management Lecturer of CHM International Institute. Her professional experience not only supports her in operational sector but also allows her to provide CHM students with professional knowledge and practical examples of human resources management in the hotels. She believes that the supportive knowledge as well as real examples absorbed in CHM would benefit students in the position of manager in the future.

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