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Sommet Education invests in DUCASSE

Hospitality management specialist Sommet Education has announced an agreement under which it will become the majority shareholder of world-renowned institution of professional culinary and pastry arts schools, DUCASSE Education.

This acquisition will allow Sommet Education to consolidate its position as an industry leader. Image: Pixabay

DUCASSE Education is set to open a brand-new Meudon campus in Paris

This acquisition will allow Sommet Education to consolidate its position as an industry leader and broaden its educational scope in preparing the next generation of hospitality and gastronomy professionals.

“Both Sommet Education and DUCASSE Education are driven by a common ambition to achieve excellence”

Since its foundation in 1999, DUCASSE Education has been transferring a high level of expertise in culinary and pastry arts through its network of schools in France and abroad. Training courses include bachelor programs, retraining courses, continuous vocational training and private lessons, delivered across three schools in France and two abroad (in the Philippines and soon in the United Arab Emirates), as well as through partnerships with overseas universities.

Sommet Education and DUCASSE Education will now be able to build on their combined knowledge within the fields of culinary arts and hospitality management to offer training opportunities for future professionals.

DUCASSE Education is also set to open its brand-new Meudon campus in Paris, which will be fully supported by Sommet Education.

Renowned chef and DUCASSE Education owner Alain Ducasse said the decision to join forces was “extremely natural”.

“I strongly feel that both Sommet Education and DUCASSE Education are driven by a common ambition to achieve excellence. Our aims also align in terms of education and industry, as we both strive to provide outstanding training and produce skilled professionals,” said Ducasse.

“We are thrilled to embark on this brand new partnership between the world leader of Swiss hospitality management training and the French leader in culinary and pastry arts.”

“This agreement is a big step forward for Sommet Education, as we broaden our training options and expand our area of expertise,” added Benoît‑Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education.

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