The new school for sweet culinary arts will open its first campus in the Bassins à Flot district of Bordeaux.
The school offers vocational training, Bachelor and Master degrees and intensive international programmes. Its doors will open in the beginning of 2020 and will welcome 560 French and international students.
An entrepreneurial vision of culinary trades
Founded by Galileo Global Education group, a leader in the private higher education market, Institut Culinaire de France is a newcomer in the world of culinary arts education.
From nutrition to biochemistry, culinary design to management and marketing, Institut Culinaire de France offers cross-disciplinary training with a unique approach. Dual training in entrepreneurial and culinary skills offers students a rich combination of technical, nutritional and management aspects.
Institut Culinaire de France provides training in the bakery, pastry, chocolate/confectionery and ice cream trades and in the management of sweet culinary arts. The school offers vocational, Bachelor (3 years) and Master (5 years) degrees and intensive international programmes.
It is open to students, jobseekers, and individuals pursuing professional retraining.
Once it’s up and running, the school will be able to accommodate 560 French and international students and 500 adults in continuing training.
Students will benefit from state-of-the-art equipment with 6 high-tech laboratories dedicated to bakery training and sweet culinary arts management.
In a fast-changing market, Institut Culinaire de France possesses the additional advantage of housing the world’s only training bakery-pastry shop, an educational space where students are trained in sales and refine their soft skills.
The group’s 6th school in Bordeaux
Already present in Bordeaux (2,000 students), Galileo Global Education group will open its 6th school, which complements its training offering in the areas of business (ESARC and ESG) and arts & creation (Cours Florent, LISAA and Digital Campus).
The new school, which will create nearly fifty 3-year jobs (speakers, staff members), will open at the start of 2020 at the Bassins à Flot campus in the former pottery workshop. It will be the school’s first campus, before the Paris campus.
Zakari Benkhadra, Executive Director of Institut Culinaire de France, explains the choice of Bordeaux, “the world capital for the art of living”:
“Bordeaux was a natural choice for us, a city of art, wine, lasting culinary traditions and a region known for high-quality training. We are delighted to make this region the starting point for furthering the influence of this expertise that is unparalleled throughout the world. In the context of a French training market that is sometimes unresponsive, and millions of positions needing to be filled in the global hotel and catering industry, our vision is to become the leading national and international institution for culinary arts.”