Ducasse Education graduates its first class of Bachelor students (France)

The Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Bachelor of French Pastry Schools DUCASSE Education graduated at their graduation ceremony Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Yssingeaux, Haute-Loire.

In 2016, two schools of the DUCASSE Education group, the Alain Ducasse Training Center and the National Pastry School, had launched two new academic programs for prestigious sponsors: a Bachelor of Culinary Arts sponsored by the multi-star chef Alain Ducasse and a Bachelor of French Pastry sponsored by the renowned Pastry Chef Cédric Grolet.

This Bachelor 2019 promotion is the first to graduate since the creation of these unique programs. A special moment for everyone, in the presence of Alain Ducasse, Founding Chef of DUCASSE Education, Yves Thuriès, Doubly Best Worker of France and President of the ENSP, Benoit-Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education, and Cyril Lanrezac, Director of DUCASSE Education.

This graduation was a major event for DUCASSE Education, which saw its first Bachelor promotion fly to promising careers: since their return in September 2016, the students of the Bachelor of Culinary Arts and the Bachelor of French Pastry were able to acquire all the technical know-how and managerial skills needed to meet the requirements of the catering and pastry sector in France and abroad.

In addition to graduates who chose to continue their higher education, more than half of the graduates chose to enter the workforce immediately. The latter received one or more job offers even before graduation or decided to embark on entrepreneurship. Some of them will join the ranks of prestigious establishments like Angelina, Louis XV or Harrods.

This passion for training in culinary arts and pastry reflects the dynamism and growth prospects of the hotel and restaurant sector. In fact, according to Pôle Emploi, more than 308,000 jobs will be filled in hotels and restaurants by 2022 in France and the number of jobs increased by + 34% in catering between 2005 and 2017.

Since June 2019, DUCASSE Education has been part of Sommet Education, an education group in hotel management and culinary arts belonging to Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.


Since its creation in 1999, DUCASSE Education has been transmitting unique know-how of excellence in cooking and baking through its network of schools in France (Alain Ducasse Training Center, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Patisserie, Alain Ducasse Cooking School) and abroad. The courses include Bachelors, retraining programs, continuing professional education and courses for individuals, through its three schools in France, as well as partnerships with foreign universities.

DUCASSE Education thus transmits the highest standards of its trades with courses focusing on the practical learning of techniques, with precision, innovation and a rigorous methodology based on skills.


Sommet Education is a unique education group, specializing in hotel management and culinary arts, committed to providing outstanding student experience and developing the talents of the customer experience industry.

Its hotel management institutions, Glion and Les Roches with campuses in Switzerland, Spain, China and the United Kingdom, host undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries and offer education based on the Swiss dual model: academic rigor and practical learning in a multicultural environment. Its culinary arts and pastry institutions, Ducasse Education, offer Bachelors, retraining programs, continuing professional education and courses for individuals through three schools in France and partnerships abroad.

Sommet Education is the only education group with two hotel management schools ranked among the top four in the world for hotel education and one of the top three in the world for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019). ).

Source: https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4094442.html