About Us (old)

Disciples Escoffier is an association dedicated to the culinary arts and the transmission of knowledge, counting over 30’000 members in 30 countries, including some of the world’s most respected chefs.

The Institut Culinaire Disciples Escoffier (ICDE) is our professional culinary school based in Hong Kong, in partnership with Towngas Cooking Centre.

Our philosophy is driven by Auguste Escoffier (1846-1936), the legendary “King of Chefs, Chef of Kings”, widely considered the father of modern French cuisine. While introducing unprecedented standards of sophistication and elegance to the world of fine dining and luxury hospitality, Escoffier always insisted that dishes be simpler, lighter, and made from fresh ingredients. He never stopped innovating, and believed as we do that “cooking will evolve in parallel with society’s evolution, while always remaining an art form”.