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Sommet Education Opens New Paris Campus of Ecole Ducasse for Culinary Arts

Sommet Education, a leading worldwide network consisting of first-class higher education hospitality and gastronomy art schools, has announced the opening of the new École Ducasse – Paris Campus, an emblematic venue dedicated to teaching culinary and pastry arts.

The ultra-contemporary campus will open in collaboration with Sommet Education’s partner Ducasse Développement.

The École Ducasse – Paris Campus is a unique 5,000 sqm space dedicated to taste, located in Meudon-la-Forêt, 10km from the heart of Paris.

The site includes nine laboratories dedicated to culinary arts as well as to pastrymaking, baking, chocolate and ice cream; seven classrooms for academic courses (finance, marketing, human resources, etc.); a sensory analysis room dedicated to food and wine pairings and the discovery of new flavors; a knowledge center; as well as several co-working areas.

“With the opening of the Paris Campus, we are pursuing an essential mission that I believe is one of the most beautiful in the world: preparing the next generation and training leaders. This mission consists of transmitting excellence, respect for produce and seasonality, as well as the ability to recover from difficult contexts, all driven by a strong focus on perpetual reinvention,” chef Alain Ducasse said.

The campus also has a store with a take-away sales area and an initiation restaurant open to the public.

Educational Programs

The school offers a wealth of varied programs including:

  • A three-year Bachelor’s degrees in culinary arts and French pastry arts aimed at post-baccalaureate students and training them to become well-rounded and entrepreneurial chefs
  • “Diploma” programs lasting several months and which enable students to specialize after completing their initial culinary or pastry course
  • “Essentials” programs, offering retraining opportunities for people wishing to change careers and become a chef
  • Training courses for professional chefs.

“This new place of educational excellence is a perfect fit with our international network of prestigious schools and illustrates the development strategy to which we are committed” said Benoît-Etienne Domenget, CEO Sommet Education.

Organized in small cohorts to ensure personalized transmission, programs are taught in French and English by top-level chef trainers, and last from two months to three years.

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