01 MAY 2010
On the 1st of May, Institut Paul Bocuse’s Restaurant-school is opening its doors on the top floor of the Rhone Alps Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai.
The fruit of close cooperation between ERAI (Entreprises Rhône-Alpes International), the Rhone-Alps Region and Institut Paul Bocuse, this 4,000 sq. ft. (400 m2) restaurant-school will train 120 students from the Shanghai Institute of Tourism (SIT). This original initiative meets the growing need for qualified professionals in the tourism, hotel and restaurant sector in China, which is still experiencing strong economic development.
From 1 May to 31 October 2010, 24 second-year students from both programs at Institut Paul Bocuse (International hotel and restaurant management and culinary arts and restaurant management) will experience a professional and human adventure that is both innovative and ambitious. Supervised by chefs and professors from the Institut, they will contribute to the training of the students from SIT by transmitting their know-how and professional behavior relative to French gastronomy and fine dining. To meet the challenge, which places great importance on intercultural awareness, the students from the Institut have undertaken the study of Chinese.
Together, they’ll ensure the management and smooth running of the restaurant with a capacity to welcome 117 diners spread over 3 areas: a restaurant dining room, 4 salons lounge and a terrace. For the Chinese students, this involves particularly instructive training since at its end, they will have acquired the basis of gastronomy and service “à la française” in accordance with the demands and rigor of the Institut.
The entire Institut is mobilized in support of this idea. Since February 2009, the students in the Master’s program for International hotel and restaurant management, headed by Henry Clavijo, have been working on the development and layout of the restaurant, the planning of an estimated budget for operations and a training plan for the Chinese team
Open to the restaurant area, the kitchen will enable good communication between the kitchen staff, the service teams and the customers. Imagined by the 3rd year students in the Culinary arts program, the dishes prepared reserve the place of honor for French cuisine and the gastronomic heritage of the Rhone-Alps region in France.
Institut Paul Bocuse Restaurant-school
Rhone-Alps Pavilion - Best Urban Practices Area – Expo World Fair Park, Puxi Shanghai
PHONE 00 (8621）52 53 95 18
Email : RestaurantEcole@Erai.cn