Cooking as social lader

Discover James Diño's success story

How cooking changed the life of young Filipino?


At the roots of DUCASSE Education there is the strong willingness of Alain Ducasse to share his passion and pass on his know-how to the next generation of chefs in France and abroad…

Thanks to the opening of our first Campus in Philippines in 2007, more than a hundred students took our culinary training courses at Enderun Colleges in Manila.

DUCASSE Education also expresses its commitment to the transmission of French culinary and pastry know-how through social initiatives for a greater society. Therefore, DUCASSE Education Philippines initiated a collaboration 3 years ago with the Tuloy Foundation, a not-for-profit organization which helps young Filipinos in need and created the “Youth With a Future » programme. This scheme is a humanist project aimed at helping young people to be reintegrated in society through a culinary program. Since its creation, Youth With a Future provided to over twenty individuals from the Tuloy Foundation a scholarship allowing them to take a 3-month world-class culinary program taught by DUCASSE Education Philippines at Enderun Colleges.

The talented James Diño had the opportunity to attend this program. He then worked in the kitchens of the Four Seasons in Dubaï before joining a few weeks ago the Jules Verne, the Michelin-starred restaurant of Alain Ducasse located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It is with a great pride that our Head of Pedagogy, Dimitri Amouroux, welcomed him on his first day in the capital.

The best is yet to come!

Stay tuned to discover the interview of James!


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