The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has entered into a partnership with Erth Hospitality in order to launch École Ducasse Abu Dhabi Studio, the region’s first institute by École Ducasse founder, Chef Alain Ducasse.
The studio will be located at Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Foundation and will enrich the UAE’s culinary education landscape. Short and professional classes will be taught in a contemporary, friendly space with easy-to-use professional equipment.
This new studio will be an ideal environment to help clients and learners enhance their talent while offering a gourmet café and welcoming corporate events. Ecole Ducasse Abu Dhabi Studio will include the Culinary Arts and Pastry programs, which will provide the opportunity to discover the fundamentals of French and international cuisine and the Ducasse philosophy.
Mr. Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director-General for Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi, said that, “The expansion of Abu Dhabi’s thriving, vibrant culinary landscape is part of our commitment to fostering and encouraging cultural expression in the emirate. The arrival of École Ducasse Abu Dhabi Studio in the UAE capital will transform the culinary sector while greatly contributing to the growth of the hospitality industry in the region. By nurturing local talent and fostering creativity and innovation, we aspire to create a lasting impact on the culinary scene in Abu Dhabi and beyond.”
Erth Hospitality will serve as the license partner of the renowned culinary school École Ducasse, bringing over 25 years of expertise to the hospitality industry.
Ms. Shaikha Al Kaabi, CEO of Erth Hospitality, stated that, “École Ducasse stands as a beacon of global culinary excellence, and its arrival in Abu Dhabi signifies a momentous milestone. This collaboration not only solidifies our commitment to fostering culinary brilliance but also reaffirms Abu Dhabi’s status as a burgeoning culinary hub, ready to host and inspire talents from Emiratis and beyond.”