This acquisition will allow Sommet Education to broaden its educational scope in preparing the next generation of hospitality and gastronomy professionals.
Sommet Education has announced an agreement under which it will become the majority shareholder of DUCASSE Education. 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.
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 excellent training opportunities for future professionals.
This joining of forces between Sommet Education, a leading hospitality management education group and ambassador of the Swiss education model, and DUCASSE Education, a network of world-renowned schools by celebrity chef Alain Ducasse, creates shared perspectives and long-term synergies between the two organisations.
DUCASSE Education is set to open its brand-new Meudon campus in Paris. Sommet Education will fully support DUCASSE Education’s international expansion and the development of existing centres of excellence for culinary and pastry arts.
Alain Ducasse said, “The decision to join forces was extremely natural, given our strong synergies and shared values. Our highest value is passion: passion for hospitality and gastronomy, and passion for our educational mission. 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.”
Benoît‑Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education, stated, “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. DUCASSE Education is founded and driven by the emblematic figure that is Alain Ducasse, who has inspired and continues to inspire generations of chefs across the world. This agreement is a big step forward for Sommet Education, as we broaden our training options and expand our area of expertise.”