Message from the Founder

Over several generations, we at Disciples Escoffier have been advocating our own blend of tradition and modernity. While upholding the classic foundations of fine French cuisine, as laid out a century ago by Auguste Escoffier, we also strive to be at the forefront of culinary innovation, and constantly adapt to changing times

About ICDE

Disciples Escoffier is an association dedicated to the culinary arts and the transmission of knowledge, counting over 30’000 members in 30 countries, including some of the world’s most respected chefs.

The Institut Culinaire Disciples Escoffier (ICDE) is our professional culinary school based in Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok and Bucharest.

Our Mission and Philosophy

The core mission and philosophy of the Disciples Escoffier (the “Escoffier spirit”) is to foster the transmission of knowledge, to further the permanent evolution of gastronomy, and to support charitable activities.

Teaching with Passion

We seek to inspire new careers, and strive to share with students our know-how and passion for fine cuisine and French gastronomy.

Our curriculum is based on Escoffier’s Guide Culinaire, thus firmly rooted on the classic foundations of French cuisine.


We focus on hands-on, practical training, and teach small classes delivered by highly experienced Master Chefs at Towngas Cooking Centre’s pristine facilities.

We are fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education, and deliver a double Diploma in French cuisine.

The Escoffier “family”

Disciples Escoffier International is a non-profit association created in Nice in 1954, dedicated to the culinary arts and the transmission of knowledge.  Today, the association counts delegations in 30 countries and more than 30’000 Disciples. We are akin to a large, tight-knit “family”, and our members include some the most respected chefs in the world.

High Professional Standards

To prepare our students for demanding careers within luxury hospitality groups and fine dining establishments, we strive to uphold the highest professional and academic standards. ICDE has a unique partnership with the French Ministry of Education and collaborates on a regular basis with Michelin-star chefs.