Electrolux Professional has signed a long-term exclusive partnership agreement with the new flagship École Ducasse campus in Paris.
The partnership is the result of a long-established relationship between Electrolux Professional and chef Alain Ducasse, founder of École Ducasse. The state-of-the-art purpose-built 5,000metre2 culinary arts facility in Paris will be home to nine laboratories, seven classrooms, a sensory analysis room, and a number of co-working areas and kitchens, all of which have been kitted out with Electrolux Professional equipment.
Ducasse commented: “I have always endeavoured to pass on my vision of culinary and pastry arts to the next generation. I want to share my knowledge with young people craving to learn, those who are looking to make a career change, and with professionals who are willing to strengthen their skillset. This is all done with a single motto in mind: excellence in practice.
“I have experienced a similar vision working with Electrolux Professional, and I am therefore excited to have the opportunity to deliver excellence to the culinary world, supported by this partnership.”
Electrolux Professional has supplied equipment from across its foodservice and beverage portfolio, ensuring that students at the school have access to the latest commercial catering equipment. This includes: Thermaline made-to-measure cooking stations, Molteni stoves and rotisseries, SkyLine ovens and SkyLine blast chillers, MultiSlim compact ovens, Pot&Pan washers, Wine Line undercounter dishwasher, multi-rinse rack type and green&clean hood type dishwashers, solutions from across the food preparation range, ProThermetic boiling and braising pans, and ecostore refrigerators and freezers.
Darren Lockley, head of region UK and Ireland at Electrolux Professional, added: “Since its foundation in 1999, École Ducasse has become an internationally renowned institution of culinary and pastry arts, spread across multiple campuses and driven by the vision and energy of the iconic chef, Alain Ducasse.
“We’re delighted that this exclusive partnership with the Paris campus will provide the next generation of talent with the opportunity to learn and perfect their trade on Electrolux Professional equipment. It’s thrilling to think that the next culinary superstar could be learning their craft on our products, and it is testament to Electrolux Professional’s long-standing relationship with Alain that this partnership has come to fruition.”