Discover our professional training programs
Launched by the world’s largest chef association, with small classes, experienced Master Teachers, and an advanced curriculum, ICDE is recognized by the French Ministry of Education as a leader in professional culinary
“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
30 Countries, 30’000 Members
Today, the Association counts delegations in 30 countries and more than 30’000 Disciples. Our members include some the most well respected Chefs in the world.
Professional Training in French Cuisine
Learn from the Guide Culinaire
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 Certificate
with worldwide recognition
ICDE fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education, and students can earn a French National Certificate in culinary studies, with worldwide recognition. In addition, our students are awarded the Disciples Escoffier Professional Diploma, benefiting from the prestige of the Disciples Escoffier International network.
The ICDE Experience
The high teacher-to-student ratio, a hallmark of ICDE, enhances the learning experience through highly individualized coaching.
Learn from our Master-Chefs
and world-renowned guest chefs
“Our French Master Chef Instructors are world-class professionals, with extensive experience in the fine dining industry in France and abroad. A number of renowned and Michelin-starred chefs have been visiting ICDE on a frequent basis, sponsoring graduating classes and contributing to our programs, through culinary demonstrations, exceptional courses etc. “