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“Good cuisine is the foundation of genuine happiness”

– Auguste Escoffier, 1846-1935

Auguste Escoffier

“The King of Chefs & The Chef of Kings”

Auguste Escoffier was a legendary chef and culinary writer, a pioneer of the fine dining industry and co-founder of the Ritz Hotels. He is widely regarded as the father of modern French cuisine.

Disciples Escoffier International

26 Countries, 25’000 Members

Today, the Association counts delegations in 26 countries and more than 25’000 Disciples. Our members include some the most well respected Chefs in the world.

Professional training in French gastronomy

“the “Bible” of French cuisine”

The curriculum is based on the tradition and fundamentals of French gastronomy. While integrating some of the latest techniques, equipment, and plating trends, the core program is firmly rooted in the classic foundations of Auguste Escoffier’s “Guide Culinaire”, the “Bible” of French cuisine.

Earn a French National Diploma

with worldwide recognition

ICDE fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education, and students can earn a French National Diploma in culinary studies, with worldwide recognition. In addition, our students are awarded the Disciples Escoffier Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts, benefiting from the prestige of the Disciples Escoffier International network.

Small classes, premium facilities

The high teacher-to-student ratio, a hallmark of ICDE, enhances the learning experience through highly individualized coaching.

Master Chefs and Guest Chefs

Our French Master Chef teachers have extensive professional experience in France and abroad. Thanks to the Disciples Escoffier network, a number of renowned, Michelin-starred chefs have also been visiting ICDE and contributing to our programs on a regular basis.