Star chef Ducasse cooks up a school in Japan

20th October 2004, Comments 0 comments

TOKYO, Oct 20 (AFP) - Star French chef Alain Ducasse will pass on his secrets to students in Tokyo starting in January through a tie-up with Japan's premier Tsuji hotel training school.

TOKYO, Oct 20 (AFP) - Star French chef Alain Ducasse will pass on his secrets to students in Tokyo starting in January through a tie-up with Japan's premier Tsuji hotel training school.

The new culinary institute, to be called ADF-Tsuji, will be run by Christian Julliard, a disciple of Ducasse for the past 15 years.

Ducasse, who runs Spoon restaurants worldwide as well as top-end restaurants such as Plaza in Paris, Louis XV in Monaco and Essex House in New York, said he wanted the Tokyo institute to be a "laboratory of culinary reflexion" open to foreign influences.

"I've been in the profession for nearly 25 years and I thought it was time to pass on the knowledge I got from my elders," Ducasse said Tuesday in the Japanese capital.

Ducasse, who was awarded France's Legion of Honor this year for his part in "spreading French gastronomy," is opening his first restaurant in Japan on December 1 on the top floor of couture house Chanel's new building in Tokyo's upscale Ginza area.

© AFP

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