Alain Ducasse, founder of École Ducasse and the world’s most-awarded Michelin-star chef, inaugurated the first École Ducasse campus in the country at Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), Gurugram. The École Ducasse ISH Gurugram campus features 75,000 sq. ft of state-of-the-art facilities including modern training kitchens, sophisticated classrooms and student experience areas.
This campus marks the start of a broader rollout in India that will see the establishment of École Ducasse Studios across key cities and a second campus over the next few years. Celebrating the rich heritage of French and Indian cuisine, the culinary programs taught at École Ducasse in India include undergraduate degree, diploma and certificate courses. The programs also offer students the opportunity to articulate to École Ducasse campuses in France and study semesters as well as pursue internships abroad.
Recognizing the potential in Indian students passionate about culinary arts, Chef Alain Ducasse, Founder, 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”.
Talking about Culinary education getting its due recognition in India, Dilip Puri, Founder & CEO, Indian School of Hospitality, also shared his thoughts on the occasion, “By introducing École Ducasse in India at ISH, we’re bringing the best of global education for 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”.