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Ferrandi to conduct training at IFT on French regional cuisine

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IFT is partnering with prestigious French culinary school Ferrandi Paris in order to host in November at the Institute a week-long training programme on French traditional regional cuisine. Chef Frédéric Lesourd will be flying in from the French capital Paris to head the programme.

The Ferrandi Paris Master Chef Week at IFT runs from 26 to 30 November. It includes sessions for IFT students enrolled on the Culinary Arts Management Bachelor Degree Programme, and 2 workshops open to the public.

The public workshops will take place on 27 November and 30 November at the IFT Mong-Há Campus. A maximum of 20 participants can be accommodated per session. Each public workshop includes a segment where Chef Lesourd will demonstrate how to prepare a number of recipes, and a practical segment in which attendees will prepare a selected French dish.

Paris-born Chef Lesourd has worked in a number of Michelin-starred restaurants and hotels in Paris. His past experience includes a spell in the kitchens of the Elysée Palace, the official residence of the French President. He joined Ferrandi Paris in 2016. There he specialises in teaching French cuisine to international students.

November’s Ferrandi Paris Master Chef Week at IFT is part of an ongoing, multi-year partnership between IFT and Ferrandi Paris. In September, the Institute hosted a week-long training programme, delivered by a Ferrandi Paris instructor, about French pastries, cakes and desserts.

Ferrandi Paris is one of the top culinary schools in France. It was established in 1920, and has trained generations of chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, caterers and restaurant managers. It offers a wide range of programmes, from vocational diplomas to master degrees.

IFT and Ferrandi Paris agreed last year to set up an exchange programme for their respective bachelor degree students.