The Food School Bangkok, created by ALMA Culinary Institute, TSUJI Culinary Institute, and Dusit Thani College alongside food business incubation facilities and services, will begin offering specialised short courses and master classes in October 2022, with full professional certificate courses following in January 2023.
Master Classes, taught by celebrated chefs or food industry masters, provide intensive specialised training over two days, making them ideal for experienced learners seeking to further their studies in a particular area. One-day Short Courses taught by the partner institutes are also available, with options for all skill levels.
Three levels of certificate courses – Essential, Intermediate, and Advanced will be available when they launch next year.
The Food School Bangkok’s partners are renowned in their respective fields. ALMA, one of the world’s leading international educational and training centres for Italian cuisine, is stepping out of Europe to South-east Asia for the first time as part of the project.
TSUJI, one of the most prominent culinary schools in Asia, will channel more than 60 years of experience developing epicurean talent at its Osaka, Tokyo, and Lyon campuses to deliver expert tuition in Japanese cuisine.
Dusit Thani College, a leading provider of hospitality education since 1993, will offer specialised Thai cuisine training – including special courses tailored specifically for those who would like to gain compact and in-depth knowledge about Thai food heritage in less than a year.
The Food School Bangkok will also integrate sustainability concepts into its programme, such as zero-waste cooking practices and farm-to-table partnerships and operations.
Siradej Donavanik, vice president – development global, Dusit Thani Public Company, said: “The global hospitality industry creates tonnes of food waste daily, which is a major contributor to climate change through the greenhouse gases it produces, so it’s important that we actively address this at The Food School Bangkok.
“The most straightforward sustainability approach for businesses is simply reducing energy consumption. However, The Food School Bangkok goes beyond business as usual. I am very proud to say that every aspect is embedded with sustainability practices, including construction materials used, waste management practices followed, and curriculums offered.”
Laurent Casteret leads as school director at The Food School Bangkok.
The Food School Bangkok has a vision to create a community of food enthusiasts, and its facilities have been designed to accomplish this. The
the ground floor serves as a commercial space for culinary experimentation and enjoyment, with a coffee shop serving fresh pastries and specialty roasts. Here, pop-up kitchens from local partner restaurants offer a wide range of dishes to eat on site or take away.
The Test Kitchen, positioned as a unique business incubator space, offers fully equipped kitchens that entrepreneurs and The Food School Bangkok’s graduates can rent to trial, develop, and hone their own unique food concepts.