Goût de France / Good France 2018

“Goût de France / Good France”, the must-attend international culinary event, is back on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

Seize this unique opportunity to enjoy and share the taste of France in India!

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The greatest French dinner in the world

3 000 restaurants, 3 000 chefs and 150 embassies over 5 continents

Goût de / Good France celebrates the vitality of French cuisine, the linking factor between chefs all over the world. Based on the model of “dîners d’Epicure” started in 1912 by the great French chef August Escoffier, it is an event that creates a dialogue between diverse cultures by offering a common language: that of French cuisine.

Following the success of the 2017 edition, which witnessed the participation of more than 2,000 chefs in 150 countries, bringing together nearly 250,000 guests, the 2018 edition of Good France was launched for the fourth consecutive year by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Chief Alain Ducasse, on March 6, 2018.

So, over five continents, more than 3,000 restaurants and 150 embassies of France abroad will be mobilized on this day of spring. All kinds of eateries are involved, from haute cuisine restaurants to quality bistros.

In India, 67 restaurants – including 17 from Delhi – will participate in Good France, placing it third in the world in terms of the number of participating restaurants. Participation from India has been increasing steadily (48 restaurants were registered in 2015), which reflects the Indian public’s growing interest in discovering new flavours, especially French gastronomy, which is certainly the best in the world! The complete list of participating restaurants is available on the www.goodfrance.com website. On this occasion, Atout France is offering a trip for two to Bourgogne (France) for the guests of the participating restaurants who will take part in a lucky draw.

As in the other 150 French embassies worldwide, here in Delhi, too, there will be a special dinner at the embassy with select guests. The meal will be prepared by Michelin star French chef Eric Boutté. During the meal, Hauts-de-France region will be honoured since local specialities will be served in the presence of a delegation from this region.

The aim of Goût de / Good France is to highlight art de vivre à la française and French regional produce, thus contributing to the promotion of Destination France among the Indian public. Indeed, gastronomy is one of the cornerstones of French heritage, and the unique nature of our products and wines reflect the diversity of our landscapes and their typical regional products. The savoir-faire of our chefs and French art de vivre continue to attract greater number of tourists and travelers from all over the world. With close to 89 million tourists in 2017 – including more than 600 000 Indians – France is the top global tourist destination. Of these, one-third declare that their travel to France was spurred by French cuisine and its wine, especially “the gastronomic meal of the French”, which has been inscribed in the UNESCO list of intangible heritage.

Apart from these food and wine-loving tourists, foreign chefs and students, too, come to France to train in French culinary techniques. France boasts prestigious culinary courses that are yet to gain due visibility internationally.

The selected restaurants for Delhi-NCR – Chandigarh - Lucknow region:

This list is also available on the official Good France website, along with greater details on each eatery, their contact details, and more importantly, the chefs and the French menu they are offering for this grand soirée.

What’s more?
Atout France, France’s Tourism Development Agency, is once again organising an online contest to celebrate the new edition of Good France – the lucky winner will indulge in a trip for two to Burgundy – France, a destination which stands out for its rich gastronomic and wine heritage, sponsored by Air France, the tourist offices of Dijon and Beaune and Rail Europe. For contest details, please visit : www.in.france.fr

Schools in Hotel Management and Catering in France

Most French schools in Hotel Management and Catering offer courses in English and paid traineeships including housing and meal plans. Some of these prestigious institutions allow 100% of their students to get a job.

Vatel Group, created in 1981, is the global leader in Hotel Management. The Group proposes trainings in Nîmes, where the campus includes 800 students of 45 different nationalities, and has a partnership with the Ansal University in Delhi.

L’école Ferrières, created in 2015, allows students to have a Bachelor and Master degree, but also provides bilingual culinary trainings. The school is located in the Ferrières-en-Brie Château, near Paris, and welcomes every year 150 new students coming from 20 countries – aiming at targeting 1,000 students in 2022/2023. This institution specifically concerns high-quality cuisine and may offer financing solutions, if necessary.

L’école Ferrandi, created in 1920, welcomes 2,300 students – 1,400 of them in apprenticeship. The school has 4 campuses in France (in Paris, Jouy-en-Josas, Saint-Gratien and Bordeaux) and offers training programs along with short culinary trainings (such as “Training Weeks”).

Le Cordon Bleu Paris proposes a range of short term culinary discoveries for those with a passion for the art of cooking: cooking classes, pastry classes, boulangerie workshops and enology lessons.

Institut Paul Bocuse proposes short term programs, called executive programs, designed for Chefs who have pastry or cuisine expertise gained through working in this specialty in restaurants or confectioners that work in pastry shops in the hotel/restaurant industry.

L’école Alain Ducasse, located in Paris, proposes short programmes in catering, thanks to the presence of Chefs and workshops.

Gastronomicom is more designed more for beginners since it offers shorts programs (or workshops) that are opened to students and external persons.

Last modified on 23/03/2018

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