HRC Culinary Academy and École Ducasse offer an integrated 3.5 year Bachelor’s degree in a modular design, which delivers enhanced practical skills and business/entrepreneurial expertise. Teaching across all semesters is 100% in English.
Practical sessions are taught in specialized kitchen labs at HRC’s campus in Sofia and École Ducasse’s campus in Paris, both of which offer state-of-the-art chef training facilities.
Through hands-on classes under expert supervision, you will develop a comprehensive knowledge of both classic and modern cooking techniques while also learning to adapt to the unique demands of the professional kitchen environment.
What you learn on campus is supplemented by two professional internships and one work placement. After your first semester you will have the opportunity to complete a 6-month internship at a high-end culinary establishment in Europe. After your second semester in Sofia you’ll undertake a one-year paid internship at a 5* luxury hotel or high-end restaurant in the USA. Your final work placement sits between semesters 5 and 6 and provides a practical immersion in a partner establishment of École Ducasse.
Throughout the program, and especially in your fifth and sixth semesters with École Ducasse, your practical training is accompanied by academic classes that will teach you about the business beyond the kitchen, focusing on key topics such as talent management, marketing, financial performance management, sustainability, and much more.
Upon successful completion of the program you will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree from École Ducasse, joining a combined alumni community that now numbers over 10,600 individuals.