Alain Ducasse, the founder of École Ducasse and the world’s most-awarded Michelin-star chef, inaugurated the first École Ducasse campus in India.
The campus is located at the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), Gurugram which was founded by hospitality veteran, Dilip Puri. He is presently visiting India. His visit will strengthen the partnership between ISH and École Ducasse. Both are part of Sommet Education’s global network of schools.
India has seen phenomenal growth in the culinary space over the last few years. As per the Food and Beverage Services Global Market Report 2022, the global F&B services market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% by 2026. Consumer behavior is evolving rapidly and so is the interest of students in pursuing a career in culinary and pastry arts.
École Ducasse would be conducting undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate courses in culinary. Each of these combines technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills which enable culinary aspirants to master all aspects of cooking.
The hands-on training at the institute gives food enthusiasts, career-changers and professionals the perfect platform to establish themselves in the global F&B industry. The programs also offer students the opportunity to study at École Ducasse campuses in France. A course with École Ducasse makes students highly employable worldwide.
Alain Ducasse is one of the most iconic chefs who hold 20 Michelin stars. He is known for his innovation, attention to detail and dedication to excellence and strong technique. His desire to pass on his vision and knowledge lies at the heart of École Ducasse.
Talking about his first visit to the country, Chef Alain Ducasse, Founder of École Ducasse said, “India holds one of the greatest culinary traditions in the world. The mission of our school is to give this asset the worldwide recognition it deserves. India must become one of the influential voices on the global culinary scene. We want to offer Indian culinary aspirants, new horizons abroad as well as in India”.
Dilip Puri, Founder & CEO of the Indian School of Hospitality, said, “Culinary education in India is getting its due recognition, and we’re proud to be the disruptors of this transformation. By introducing École Ducasse in India at ISH, we’re bringing the best of global education to students. Through international programs and pathways, and a state-of-the-art campus, we’re not just sharing the vision of Chef Alain Ducasse with culinary aspirants in India, but also reimagining culinary education in the region.”