Celebrated Chef Alain Ducasse Returns to Enderun Colleges
Alain Ducasse, world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and founder of Ducasse Education returns to Enderun Colleges as Guest of Honor of a charity dinner benefitting the culinary center of Tuloy Foundation, Inc. and for launching the Diploma in Culinary Arts- Chef de Partie at Ducasse Institute Philippines.
This is the second time the 18-Michelin starred chef has visited Enderun, the first one on February 2010 was to officially launch The Enderun Culinary Center with a highly-celebrated dinner prepared by Ducasse Education’s Ambassador Chefs. The event established the first culinary learning facility in Asia in partnership with Ducasse Education and would later on be declared as the Ducasse Institute Philippines, the first Ducasse Institute outside of France.
This year, Chef Ducasse returns to the country for two different purposes.
On one side, Ducasse Institute Philippines is launching the Diploma in Culinary Arts- Chef de Partie in June 2014. Designed for culinary school graduates and culinary professionals with 2 to 3 years of work experience, this program will allow students to acquire a Diploma in Culinary Arts- Chef de Partie as they master intermediate and advanced culinary techniques through recipes adapted to thematic concepts. The program lasts for six months and is divided into hands-on training and internship in a restaurant. Students have an option to have their internship in one of Enderun’s 250 global industry partners.
On the other side, Ducasse Education and Ducasse Institute Philippines at Enderun Colleges hope to train former street children enrolled in the Culinary Center of Tuloy Foundation to become well-trained cooks and integrate them back into society as culinary professionals. Culinary students of Tuloy Foundation will greatly benefit from this program entitled Youth With A Future, graduating with a certification from Ducasse Institute Philippines.
Alain Ducasse is no stranger to philanthropic projects. In September 2010, he launched “Women with a Future,” a program which provides underprivileged women in France with a culinary degree through adapted education programs and apprenticeship. Truly an educator by heart, Chef Ducasse takes his years of experience as an award-winning chef and creates programs to pass on the knowledge to the future leaders of the culinary industry. His passion for cooking and his willingness to share the information, skills and techniques to anyone is truly a remarkable trait to have in an industry where culinary secrets and proprietary techniques set you apart from other great chefs.
Alain Ducasse is arguably the most successful and most influential chef this generation has seen. Twenty-five individual restaurants in nine countries across three continents. Three separate three-Michelin-star restaurants in three cities. Twenty-five years of the flagship Louis XV restaurant in Monaco, prompting an anniversary gathering of 240 chefs from all corners of the globe.
In 2013, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List awarded him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is voted for by the 900-plus industry experts who make up the Diners Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. As such, it is testament to the deep respect in which Alain Ducasse is held across the restaurant industry.
On March 18, Alain Ducasse will be the guest of honor for the Charity Dinner, especially prepared by Ducasse Education’s Ambassador Chef Jérôme Lacressonnière, Assisting him will be the culinary team of Ducasse Institute Philippines lead by Executive Chefs Cheong Yan See and Marc Chalopin.
Individuals interested to participate in the charity dinner may contact Ms. Katherine Buenviaje at (632) 856 5000 local 574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the fundraising project for the students of Tuloy Foundation, Inc. you may visit www.youthwithafuture.ph.