Our Master Chef Instructors are world-class professionals, with extensive experience in the fine dining industry in France and abroad. Along with our Chef Instructors and Teaching Assistants, they oversee the delivery of our core programs.
Our instructors are dedicated to sharing their passion and know-how in a friendly atmosphere, and make sure our students are supported every step of the way, while maintaining high-level professional standards.
Vincent heads the professional curriculum at ICDE, and is teaching as Master Chef. He is also President of the Disciples Escoffier delegation in Hong Kong.read more
Bruno Tirel is a Chef-Instructor at ICDE in Manila, and a member of the Disciples Escoffier. He has 27 years of experience in the culinary and hospitality industry.read more
David Contant is the ICDE-CCA Project Director in Manila, and a Master Chef instructor. A member of Disciples Escoffier International, he has over 30 years of experience in the fineread more
GUEST CHEFS: CULINARY LEADERS
A number of renowned and Michelin-starred chefs have been visiting ICDE on a frequent basis and contributing to our programs, by sponsoring graduating classes, performing culinary demonstrations, or delivering exceptional class sessions.
Executive Pastry Chef at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong, Jean-Marc Gaucher formerly ran his own traditional French bakery in Nice. Following his apprenticeship and bakery business on theread more
Chef Michel Portos was nominated the “2012 Chef of The Year” by Gault & Millaut. He has worked at “La Maison Troisgros” in Roanne, a Michelin three-star restaurant named “the bestread more
Raphael Kinimo, a Disciple Escoffier, is currently Chef de Cuisine at the Ritz Carlton Macau. He was previously Chef at Brasserie 9 inread more
Charles-Benoit Lacour has worked at Pré Catelan in Paris, trained with Guy Martin at Grand Vefour, and most notably was mentored by Guy Savoy in Paris.read more
Mentored by culinary luminaries Joël Robuchon and Pierre Gagnaire in France, Olivier has drawn recognition for his work at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Pierre Restaurant in Hong Kong.read more
Mutaro Balde, a Disciple Escoffier, is currently Executive Chef and GM at Bibo Restaurant in Hong Kong.read more
Benoit Dewitte, a Disciple Escoffier, runs with his brother Bernard the Benoit & Bernard Dewitte restaurant in Belgium, for which they have been awarded one Michelin star.read more
Christian Tetedoie, 1* Michelin Executive Chef at Tetedoie, Lyon President, Maitres Cuisiniers de France, Meilleur Ouvrier de France
Christian Tetedoie is currently Chef at Tetedoie in Lyon (France), for which he has been awarded a Michelin star.read more
Bruno Menard, is a former Executive Chef at Restaurant L’Osier, Tokyo, for which he received three Michelin stars.read more
Richard Ekkebus, 2* Michelin Executive Chef at Amber, Mandarin Oriental Landmark Hotel, Hong Kong Chef’s Choice Award at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, 2015
Richard Ekkebus, a Disciple Escoffier, is currently Executive Chef at Amber, Mandarin Oriental Landmark Hotel, for which he has received two Michelin stars for seven years running.read more
Fabrice Vulin, a Disciple Escoffier, is currently Executive Chef at Caprice, the French restaurant of the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, where he has received two Michelin stars.read more
Thierry Marx, a specialist in molecular cuisine, is the executive chef at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris, where his restaurant Sur-mesure par Thierry Marx has received two Michelin stars.read more