Sommet Education, an education group specialising in hospitality management, has announced an agreement to become the majority shareholder of DUCASSE Education, a “world-renowned” institution of professional culinary and pastry arts schools.
Since its foundation in 1999, DUCASSE Education, owned by celebrity chef Alain Ducasse, has been transferring a high level of expertise in culinary and pastry arts through its network of schools in France and abroad.
Training courses include Bachelor programmes, retraining courses, vocational training and private lessons, delivered across three schools in France and two abroad, as well as through partnerships with overseas universities.
Rapid growth in the gastronomy sector and what has become known as the “customer experience industry” has created a real need for skilled professionals across a broad range of disciplines.
Sommet Education and DUCASSE Education will now be able to build on their combined knowledge within the fields of culinary arts and hospitality management to offer excellent training opportunities for future professionals.
DUCASSE Education’s development strategy will continue to focus on providing 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, which Sommet Education will fully support.
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,”