The property has opened in Muang Thong Thani, north of Bangkok, within the Impact complex. Impact was developed in the late 1990s to host the Asian Games and is one of the largest conference and event centres on the continent. Lenôtre opens its first overseas school in Thailand after opening in Paris in 1971.
The historic Parisian school intends to serve as an anchor for international development:
"Today, the school is opening up, like the boutiques, to a franchise-type format, adaptable to the various types of places and teaching methods around the world, while guaranteeing the learning of French know-how. The Maison Lenôtre guarantees the excellence of the level of teaching with certification courses and advanced training courses in cooking, pastry-making and baking.
The Maison Lenôtre relies on talented staff who will accompany the teaching staff abroad in the training of the students, the aim being to create a dynamic network of chefs and a synergy between the schools."
The 3000 m² property will house 7 classrooms, an auditorium, 1 R&D laboratory, 1 botanical garden as well as a library and cafeteria. The school will be open to all profiles, ranging from leisure cooking workshops to advanced training or even professional transition. It will address its programmes to amateurs and professionals around :
- Certified training in cooking or pastry-making
- A long training course in bakery
- Advanced courses for professionals wishing to optimise their activity
- Oenology courses
Lenôtre has developed its programme with a CSR ambition:
"The school is committed to local producers, fights against food waste, introduces its students to urban agriculture, respects the seasonality of products and raises awareness of new sustainable practices, while sharing the keys to the cuisine of tomorrow."
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