Collaboration Opens Prestigious Pathway for Students to Complete Culinary Arts Degree at École Ducasse in France
École Ducasse and Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts (Escoffier) announced today a new academic partnership offered to Escoffier students interested in pursuing a culinary arts degree with immersive culinary and pastry arts study abroad programs at École Ducasse campuses in France.
The partnership is an academic collaboration between Escoffier, the largest culinary school brand in the U.S., and École Ducasse, Culinary School founded by renowned multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse. As a result of the partnership, qualifying students now have the unprecedented opportunity to expand their education and techniques and learn alongside École Ducasse’s renowned instructors at the Paris-based campuses’ state-of-the-art facilities.
“We welcome Escoffier’s next generation of talented students and designed these dedicated pathways to inspire and enhance their educational experiences by learning from our chef instructors, Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, craftsmen, and hospitality experts” said Elise Masurel, managing director, École Ducasse.
Escoffier students who have completed their associate degree or diploma program in culinary arts at Escoffier’s Austin or Boulder campuses, including online distance learning programs, are eligible to enter the second year of Ducasse’s three-year bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and graduate from the prestigious culinary school in Paris, France.
“This is a partnership Auguste Escoffier himself would be proud of,” stated Kirk Bachmann, Escoffier’s Boulder campus president and provost. “This joint effort is an homage to Auguste’s legacy of chefs supporting one another and always striving to learn and hone techniques,” added Bachmann.
The École Ducasse and Escoffier partnership also includes a wide range of eight to nine-week long study-abroad educational programs for qualifying Escoffier students. Led by École Ducasse’s culinary and pastry chef instructors, the immersive programs are designed to enhance core culinary programs and bring famed chef Alain Ducasse’s culinary vision and French gastronomy to life for students during their stay in France.
For more information about the École Ducasse and Escoffier Study Abroad program, visit https://www.escoffier.edu/french-culinary-school/