Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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.