At 54, Paulo Morais Vaz is, again, Director of Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Porto, after eleven years as Director of Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Douro-Lamego cumulative with and one and an half year as Interim Director of Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Coimbra.
He began his career in the earlies 90’s working with vocational training within the hospitality industry, and has been responsible for the opening of five (5) Hotel Schools – Coimbra, Santa Maria da Feira, Douro-Lamego, Mirandela and Viana do Castelo. He began his career at Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Porto (EHTP) where, after being a student and having experienced the hospitality industry, he occupied different positions until becoming its Director for more than four years.
Throughout his career, he has worked in different contexts and environments as consultant, expert and trainer in Hospitality, with a special interest and pleasure for the Food & Beverage themes, namely Menu Engineering.
Since then he worked with such organizations as Porto Business School, Escola de Formação Turística e Hoteleira dos Açores, Instituto Superior de Administração e Gestão do Porto, Portuguese Red Cross, European Community, etc.
Furthermore, his vocational studies in Hospitality Management at EHTP, he has a post-grade in Hotel Management by Ecole Hotelière de Glion – Switzerland, one Bachelor Degree in Hotel Management by Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril and another in Public Relations by Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra. He also possess a post-grade in Train the Trainers for the Hospitality Industry by Ecole Hotelière de Glion and a Mini MBA in Hotel Schools Management by HMI – Hospitality Management Institute.
Finally, he has a Master degree in Management for Educational Organizations by Escola Superior de Educação do Polytechnic do Porto.
Creating food pairings and treats as well as strolling are his main hobbies and passions.
He assumed for himself the moto of the Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Douro-Lamego:
“Do ordinary things, extraordinarily well!”