Sommet Education, a Swiss education group specialising in hospitality management, recently announced an agreement under which it will become the majority shareholder of DUCASSE Education, a network of world-renowned schools by celebrity chef Alain Ducasse.
“This agreement is a big step forward for Sommet Education, as we broaden our training options and expand our area of expertise,” said Benoît-Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education.
The agreement emphasizes Sommet Education’s desire to strengthen its leading role in training future generations of skilled professionals in the hospitality and gastronomy industry. Its Glion and Les Roches institutions, rank among the world’s leading hospitality management institutions.
Sommet Education and DUCASSE Education will build on their combined knowledge within the fields of culinary arts and hospitality management to offer excellent training opportunities for future professionals.
Since its foundation in 1999, DUCASSE Education has been transferring a high level of expertise in culinary and pastry arts through its network of schools in France and abroad.
According to Chef Alain Ducasse, both Sommet Education and DUCASSE Education are driven by a common ambition to achieve excellence.
“Our aims also align in terms of education and industry, as we both strive to provide outstanding training and produce skilled professionals,” he said.
Training courses of DUCASSE Education include Bachelor programs, retraining courses, continuous vocational training and private lessons, delivered across three schools in France and two abroad (in the Philippines and soon in the United Arab Emirates), as well as through partnerships with overseas universities.