Alain Ducasse, founder of École Ducasse and the most starred chef in the world is in India to inaugurate the country’s first École Ducasse campus. This new campus is located in the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) of Gurugram, an institute founded by Dilip Puri, a great personality in the hospitality sector. Alain Ducasse’s visit thus further strengthens the partnership between ISH and École Ducasse, two member schools of the Sommet Education international network.
Alain Ducasse is driven by the conviction that Indian culinary arts students constitute a formidable pool of talent. His visit marks an important milestone for the future of gastronomy in South Asia. In India, the culinary sector has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. According to “Food and Beverage Services Global Market Report 2022”, the international F&B (food and beverage) industry services market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2 % by 2026. Consumer behavior is changing just as rapidly as the number of students seeking careers in the culinary arts and baking.
Ecole Ducasse de Gurugram offers a wide portfolio of programs delivering a professional qualification, certificate or diploma in culinary arts. All emphasize the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that will enable aspiring chefs to excel beyond their culinary talent. The programs’ hands-on, hands-on training methodology provides food enthusiasts, transitioners and working professionals with a springboard for success in the international F&B (food and beverage) industry. Indian students will be able to divide their studies between the Gurugram campus and the École Ducasse campuses located in France. They will also be able to complete study semesters and internships abroad. Thanks to the quality of education provided by École Ducasse, graduate students have a very high employability rate and are offered numerous career opportunities abroad.
École Ducasse’s mission is to transmit the excellent know-how of its founder, chef Alain Ducasse, an emblematic figure in gastronomy and the most starred chef in the world with 20 stars in the Michelin guide. He is renowned for his innovative cuisine, his attention to detail, his sense of excellence and his absolute technical mastery without ever denying his commitment to sustainability. The transmission of its vision and the sharing of its know-how are the DNA of the Ducasse schools. The École Ducasse ISH campus in Gurugram has innovative facilities covering an area of 7,000 m2, including technical platforms, modern classrooms and student spaces. This campus marks the beginning of a broader development in India with the establishment of École Ducasse Studios in several cities and the opening of a second campus over the next few years. The programs offered in these institutions will combine the rich heritage of French and Indian cuisines while echoing international trends and the philosophy of their founder.
During his first visit to India, chef Alain Ducasse, founder of École Ducasse said:
India has one of the greatest gastronomic heritages in the world. Our school’s mission is to give these culinary traditions the global recognition they deserve. India must become an influential voice in the international culinary scene. That’s why we want to offer Indian culinary aspirants new horizons, in India and abroad.
Dilip Puri, founder and CEO of the Indian School of Hospitality also
In India, culinary education is on the way to obtaining the recognition it deserves. We are proud to be the disruptors of this transformation. By opening a Ducasse school here within the ISH, we are offering our students world-class teaching excellence: international programs and courses, an innovative campus, etc. We not only share Chef Alain Ducasse’s vision, we are reinventing culinary education in the region.
About Indian School of Hospitality
Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) is an institute of higher education dedicated to the professions of hospitality and the culinary arts with the mission of reinventing the education provided in these sectors in order to train a new generation of professionals. ISH is a member of the Sommet Education international network of schools, comprising 18 campuses in 8 countries. In its innovative Gurugram campus (Delhi NCR), ISH offers diploma and certification training in hospitality management and culinary arts for Bachelors and Masters levels. Recognized by the entire profession, the Culinary programs of ISH carry the image of the international brand École Ducasse by combining expertise and know-how. As for the hospitality management programs, they are designed in partnership with Les Roches, the prestigious international hotel management school.
École Ducasse is a network of schools founded in 1999 by the multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse dedicated to the transmission of a unique French know-how of excellence in cooking and pastry. École Ducasse has three schools in France: Paris Studio, Paris Campus and the National School of Pastry ; and schools internationally in the Philippines, Brazil, Thailand and India. All are united around a desire to share the passion for taste with seasoned professionals as well as passionate amateurs, adults in retraining or students. The wide portfolio of programs aims to meet all training needs: from short programs for experts or amateurs to intensive training of two, four or six months, up to the 3-year post-baccalaureate Bachelor in Arts culinary and pastry arts. École Ducasse is a member institution of the Sommet Education group, the world leader in managerial education specializing in the hospitality professions.