ESSEC Business School and 2 leading food companies, Bel & METRO decided to combine their skills and their expertise to create the Food Chair. We are delighted to welcome McCormick & Company as new partner.

Its objective is to train and to inspire the future industry leaders with an innovative mindset and a strong willingness to conduct the transition of Food Business. This project is also supported by CY Initiative of Excellence, France 2030.

Academic Partner

Le Cordon Bleu Paris is an academic partner of the Chair. Founded in 1895 in Paris, Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes with more than 35 schools in over 20 countries.  

Le Cordon Bleu is hosting a 3-day culinary workshop on the theme of "Innovation, creativity and design for the restaurant industry" with the students of the Chair and their students chefs and pastry chefs.