India, 16th June – CEO of Nai Lert Group, renowned Thai hospitality group, Alain Ducasse – École Ducasse Founder and Elise Masurel, Managing Director École Ducasse surrounded by 130 VIP guests have officially inaugurated Thursday, June 14th in Bangkok, Thailand the opening of École Ducasse – Nai Lert Bangkok Studio, the first school in the country of world-class culinary and pastry arts training reference.

The guests were welcomed at the school located in picturesque Nai Lert Park in the center of the Thai capital and gathered first in the 1,400 sqm purposed-built building across three floors to discover the school’s five kitchens and workshops, the chocolate and ice-cream lab, chef’s table, wine cellar, and event room.

École Ducasse – Nai Lert Bangkok Studio then presented an exceptionally curated menu by a team of École Ducasse’s esteemed trained chefs including Luc Debove, Director and Executive Pastry Chef at École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie located in Yssingeaux, France, Julian Mercier Executive Chef at École Ducasse – Paris Campus along the in-house Chefs Antonio Cortes Executive Culinary Chef and Executive Pastry Chef Olivier Robin.

The venue which opened on 14 December 2022 combines a training centre for enthusiasts and professionals alike, an exclusive event space as well as a café open to the public.

Macarons Madness, a dedicated course to unlock the secret of perfecting macarons through traditional French techniques is already a highlight of the short classes while parents can learn to cook 4 hands with their child or get a full lesson on Brunch on the weekend. For a greater immersion highly practical full-time ten-week course on culinary arts are dedicated to learn the essentials of French savoir-faire and Alain Ducasse philosophy in the trendy Bangkok culinary scene.

“It ultimately comes down to having a shared vision on transmitting knowledge across cultures and through generations. Nai Lert Group has a vision to create a sustainable and holistic community in Thailand. Alain Ducasse with École Ducasse is an eminent Ambassador of this vision promoting culinary excellence, sustainability, and innovation in the food sector” said Naphaporn “Lek” Bodiratnangkura, CEO of Nai Lert Group.

Alain Ducasse said, “Passion for transmission, openness and curiosity is what makes the beauty of this exclusive partnership. I am delighted to extend our vision to Thailand, one of the most vibrant culinary scenes and gastronomic culture.”

Elise Masurel said, “École Ducasse – Nai Lert Bangkok Studio shares culinary and pastry arts know-how offering practical and academic courses that jointly celebrate the heritage of French and Thai cuisine, while echoing trends in contemporary gastronomy and the philosophy Alain Ducasse founder. There is something for everyone at every level.”

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