École Ducasse and Enderun Colleges renew their academic partnership for the next ten years

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India, 26th August, 2022

École Ducasse and Enderun Colleges, a premier four-year undergraduate management school in the Philippines, share a common ambition to support the development of young talents. 

For over ten years, École Ducasse has been bringing its gastronomic expertise to Enderun Colleges and 2022 marks the renewal of this collaboration for the next ten years.

This academic partnership offers Enderun Colleges’ students the opportunity to be trained in line with the standards and excellence-driven expertise of École Ducasse, as well as to extend their curriculum in France and thereby undertake internships in the institution’s partner establishments.

The following programs will be offered:

  • Discovery courses on the fundamentals of French know-how in culinary arts and pastry arts. 
  • A Diploma in Culinary Arts and a Diploma in Pastry Arts which attracted more than 150 Filipino students last semester. These intensive eight-month programs are aimed at young professionals and career changers looking for a springboard to becoming a chef. They combine practical culinary and pastry arts instruction with course modules designed to develop managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Students earning their Bachelor of Science degree in International Hospitality Management with specialization in Culinary Arts from Enderun Colleges will now also have the opportunity to study on their second or third year at the École Ducasse campuses in France, including both six months of classes and a six-month internship.

École Ducasse is fully committed to Enderun Colleges in order to ensure that students benefit from the excellent teaching promulgated by the eponymous chef: the courses have been co-created by the two institutions, while the on-site presence of trainers from the Ducasse universe ensures the continuity and quality of the programs delivered. In Manila, Executive Pastry Chef Laetitia Moreau and Executive Chef Marc Chalopin are in charge of training these talented young individuals.

The collaboration also includes a component aimed at helping the underprivileged youth achieve their goals. “Youth With A Future,” a joint initiative of École Ducasse and Enderun Colleges, is in its fifth year of training a select group of students from Tuloy Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides shelter and education to former street children. Students of an eight-month culinary program at Tuloy’s culinary center are further trained by École Ducasse Manila to earn a certificate in culinary arts, with internship and career placements around the world.  Some have had the opportunity to continue their career in France, for example at the prestigious Ducasse sur Seine floating restaurant in Paris.

Finally, the two institutions are planning to develop an offer for food enthusiasts and for corporate training based on culinary and pastry-making classes in Enderun’s Design and Innovation Center at Estancia Mall, also located in Manila and based on the Paris Studio model, which is proving very successful in France.

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“We are proud to be renewing this partnership with Enderun Colleges and thus contribute to training future culinary and pastry-making talents in the Philippines by providing our unique expertise. The continuity of this partnership for the next ten years will further strengthen our ties with this country that enjoys a rich and generous gastronomic tradition, and reinforces École Ducasse’s strong presence in Asia,” said Elise Masurel, Managing Director of École Ducasse.

“Enderun Colleges is delighted to be renewing its partnership with the prestigious École Ducasse, which has been promoting gastronomic excellence in the Philippines for several years. I am convinced that the rich nature of our exchanges and the excellence of our programs will enable many Filipino students to train with the greatest chefs and foster the emergence of a new generation of talented chefs in Asia,” said Daniel Perez, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Enderun Colleges.

Along with the Indian School of Hospitality in Gurugram in India and Nai Lert Group in Thailand, this new step in the Philippines confirms École Ducasse’s leading position in Asia.

About École Ducasse

École Ducasse is a network of schools founded in 1999 by multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse, dedicated to the transmission of outstanding French expertise based on excellence in culinary and pastry arts. École Ducasse runs three schools in France – the Paris Studio, the Paris Campus and the École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie – as well as international schools in the Philippines, Brazil, Thailand and India. All are united by a desire to share a passion for gastronomy with seasoned professionals as well as food enthusiasts, career changers and students. This broad portfolio of programs aims to meet all training needs: from short programs for experts or food enthusiasts to intensive two-, four-or six-month programs, to three-year undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor’s degree in culinary and pastry arts. École Ducasse is a network of schools belonging to the Sommet Education, a major international education group for hospitality management and culinary arts.

About Enderun Colleges: 

Founded in 2005, Enderun Colleges was created to meet the growing need for talented, motivated and manager-ready graduates in an increasingly competitive global economy. In 2017, Enderun became one of the most respected management colleges in the Philippines. Today, Enderun graduates can be found in over 30 different countries, making a significant impact on change and raising education standards. In keeping with the college’s belief in future-driven education, Enderun regularly reviews and designs new programs that better prepare students to meet the potential challenges of tomorrow and become true leaders in their respective fields.

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