Sommet Education and DUCASSE Education join forces

Sommet Education and DUCASSE Education join forces
Academic offers include bachelor programmes, courses for career changers, continuous professional training
Published: 9 June 2019 - 2:30 p.m.
By: Derek Issacs

Sommet Education has joined forces with DUCASSE Education, which was established by Michelin star celebrity chef and restaurateur Alain Ducasse, a statement revealed.

Since its foundation in 1999, DUCASSE Education has reportedly been transferring a high level of expertise in culinary and pastry arts through its network of schools in France and abroad.

Academic offers include bachelor programmes, courses for career changers, continuous professional training, as well as private courses for food enthusiasts, delivered across three schools in France and two campuses abroad (in the Philippines and soon in the United Arab Emirates), as well as through partnerships with overseas universities.

This joining of forces between Sommet Education, a hospitality management education group and ambassador of the Swiss education model, and DUCASSE Education, a network of “world-renowned schools” by celebrity chef Alain Ducasse, creates shared perspectives and long-term synergies between the two organisations, the statement said.

Reportedly, DUCASSE Education’s development strategy will continue to focus on providing “outstanding training, combining complete mastery of culinary skills with an avant-garde approach towards food.

DUCASSE Education is set to open its brand-new Meudon campus in Paris. Sommet Education will fully support DUCASSE Education’s international expansion and the development of existing centres of excellence for culinary and pastry arts.

Alain Ducasse said: “The decision to join forces was extremely natural, given our strong synergies and shared values. Our highest value is passion: passion for hospitality and gastronomy, and passion for our educational mission.

“I strongly feel that 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.”

Benoît Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education, said: “We are thrilled to embark on this brand-new partnership between the world leader of Swiss hospitality management training and the French leader in culinary and pastry arts.

“This agreement is a big step forward for Sommet Education, as we broaden our training options and expand our area of expertise,” explains Benoît Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education.

This 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 top three hospitality management institutions for employer reputation, according to the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

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