Joint Venture to Operate Culinary School in Bangkok
|June 23, 2006 - Since the contract signing that took place last year
between Dusit Thani Plc and Le Cordon Bleu to establish the Le Cordon Bleu
Dusit Academy of World Cuisines, the institute is close to its final phase
of construction and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2007.
The Academy is located in the Dusit Thani Building on Silom Road, next to The Dusit Thani, Bangkok hotel, and will concurrently also offer an international Bachelorís degree in Business Administration in Kitchen and Restaurant Management program at the Dusit Thani College on Srinakarin Road.
This new alliance among Dusit, Le Cordon Bleu, and Dusit Thani College is destined to become Bangkokís most modern and complete culinary training of a scale and scope never achieved before in locally.
This remarkable new partnership between Dusit and Le Cordon Bleu was developed in response to the rapidly increasing demand in Thailand for the finest quality culinary arts education and hospitality training, which will be taught at Dusit Thani College. At the same time, it is also open to non-professionals in the culinary industry who would like to learn how to cook well or to know about food, which will be taught at the Academy.
The Academy will feature courses intended for all who are interested in culinary arts, ranging from Short Courses Program (such as Wine Studies and Appreciation), to the Gourmet Courses Program (such as the 1-day A Taste of Health Eating), to the Classic Cycle Program (such as the 3-month Le Cordon Bleu Classic French Course-Superior Cuisine). In addition, though the culinary arts education and hospitality training will be conducted in English and in Thai, the Academy also offers English Language Course for Tourism and Hospitality (basic, intermediate and advanced at 10 weeks each).
The Dusit Thani College will cater to those seeking an international Bachelorís degree in Business Administration in Professional Chef and Restaurant Management. The College aims to produce future employees with a wholesome and educated knowledge of the hospitality and thus create a competent workforce in Thailand that can compete internationally.
Andre J Cointreau, Chairman & CEO, Le Cordon Bleu (Paris), was in
town recently for a meeting among Le Cordon Bleu-Dusit Board of Directors
Meeting to confirm shareholders and management structure, to finalize schedule
of programs and tuition fees, to finalize designs of Le Cordon Bleu Dusit
Academy of World Cuisines, to appoint the Academic Board, to propose marketing
plan and to report project construction update.
Within Thailand, the Dusit Group also proudly includes Royal Princess Hotels & Resorts, offering first-class, moderately priced accommodation in primary and secondary destinations throughout the country. Each is unique to their location and serves a particular city or market segment. More recently, taking a step beyond tradition, Dusit unveils a new lifestyle brand, D2hotels + resorts, in a modernistic environment equipped with the latest technology, offering the Thai accent Dusit is known for but with a twist of something new and unique in style and service. The company's shares are traded at the Securities Exchange of Thailand.
|Also See:||French Chefs Jacques and Laurent Pourcel Partner with the Dusit Thani for New Restaurant Modeled after the Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier, France / June 2004|