BALI, THE IMAGE – Disciples Escoffier International a non-profit association consisting of 30,000+ chefs in 30+ countries, is hosting their Escoffier Week “Meet you in Bali,” from November 7-10, 2022. The official hosts are Disciples Escoffier Asia-Pacific, which has 13 delegations within its exclusive, by-invitation-only, membership. Worldwide, this chef’s association has 45 Delegations on five continents.
The association was founded in 1954 to carry the values and legacy of Auguste Escoffier, and is headquartered in his birthplace Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice in France. Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), was the “King of the Chefs, Chef of the Kings”, a legendary chef, culinary writer, and pioneer for the fine dining industry. While following the values of Escoffier, the association created Institut Disciples Escoffier (IDE): a French Professional culinary educational body, accredited by the French Ministry of Education.
Disciples Escoffier’s values include; firstly, fostering the permanent evolution of gastronomy, deemed “The Escoffier Spirit,” encompassing equality of the disciples, the passing of knowledge, respect of the culture, constant evolution of cooking, and culinary research.
Secondly, furthering the transmission of knowledge through the Instituts Disciples Escoffier, offering cooking classesand training curriculum accredited by the French Minister of Education, and educational events promoting culinary skills such as Young Talents Escoffier competition, and Escoffier Week.
Thirdly, Supporting charity initiatives around the world, such as activities to fight hunger, reduce food wastage, support sick children, and help social and culinary paths for intellectually disabled people. The charities and projects supported include the Foodlink Foundation in Hong Kong, and in Indonesia, Yayasan Komunitas Ambiente, supporting the Agats trobe in Papua.
The activities of the November 2022 events on Bali, are to have a French Gastronomy Exhibition, and provide Brand Showcase Opportunities for participating chefs and food suppliers.
Specifically, the week-long program will feature, on Monday, November 7, 2022, a symposium by Mr. Guillaume Gomez, Ambassador of French gastronomy, special representative of French President Emmanuel MACRON, with distinguished chefs and F&B leaders in Indonesia. Further private cooking classes and professional visits to be held on Tuesday, November 8th, and Wednesday, November 9th.
On November 10, 2022, there will be an international competition with young chefs and young waiters under 25 years old (Young Talents Escoffier Asia Pacific Final 2022), the winners will represent APAC at the World Final in Italy, Europe in 2023.***go