Youth with a Future: Transforming Street Children of the Past Into World-Class Chefs of the Future
Ducasse Institute Philippines at Enderun Colleges and Ducasse Education in France have rescheduled their charity dinner to March 18, 2014 with award-winning chef and founder of Ducasse Education, Alain Ducasse, as guest of honor. Guests will get to experience an elegant 5-course dinner, led by Chef Jérôme Lacressonnière, Ducasse Education Chef Instructor and Consultant, with the Ducasse Institute Philippines team. The charity event, entitled “Youth with a Future,” will benefit the culinary center of Tuloy Foundation, Inc.
“After learning more about the Tuloy Foundation from Chef Jérôme Lacressonnière during his last visit in Manila, I was very impressed by its rich advocacy, which is to reintegrate street children into mainstream society through a comprehensive program of caring, healing and teaching,“ explains Alain Ducasse on why he chose to assist the Tuloy Foundation. “I do believe that learning to cook is a very effective way for less fortunate people to get a job and gain access to a better life.”
Youth with a Future was inspired by the “Women with a Future” initiative led by Alain Ducasse Enterprise wherein underprivileged women from Paris are selected to train for a year in a special culinary program. The program includes an apprenticeship in Alain Ducasse’s restaurants. Similarly, Youth with a Future aims to support and provide educational scholarships to a group of culinary students of Tuloy Foundation. Ducasse Institute Philippines will enhance the current curriculum of Tuloy Foundation by patterning it after the existing programs offered in Enderun’s campus.
Following an 8-month program in the Tuloy Foundation campus, the students will be exposed to further training at the Ducasse Institute Philippines for three months. These beneficiaries will complete their program with internship placements that will last from three to five months. The scholars will benefit from the expertise of the world-class chefs at Ducasse Institute Philippines, as well as Enderun Colleges’ strong internship and career placement program.
“We were very impressed by all the efforts put together by the Tuloy Foundation on a daily basis,“ says Chef See Cheong Yan, Culinary Head of Enderun Colleges. “We look forward to welcoming the culinary students of Tuloy Foundation to Ducasse Institute Philippines.”
The Youth with a Future charity dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at The Tent at Enderun Colleges. To learn more about the Youth with a Future project, and to get involved, visit http://www.youthwithafuture.ph.
* Aside from the charity dinner, Ducasse Institute Philippines at Enderun Colleges and Ducasse Education in France organized a charity raffle to help the beneficiaries of Tuloy Foundation. Buy a raffle ticket at PhP500 each to get a chance to win Alain Ducasse premium items and Enderun Extension demo and taste gift certificates.