French ‘Culinary Arts’ Comes to Saudi Arabia

French 'Culinary Arts' Comes to Saudi Arabia

The Quality of Life Program Center, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 programs, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with a company for education and development to establish a branch of one of the biggest French culinary and hospitality schools in cooperation with the Culinary Arts Authority.

The move is part of the initiative to provide curricula and educational programs for culinary arts in the recreational sector for citizens. The scheme aims to attract talents for the culinary arts sector, promote the Saudi cuisine, and increase the number of chefs in the Kingdom.


The Quality of Life Program Center’s CEO Fahad Alakeel said that this step enhances the integrated efforts between the official agencies and the private sector in developing the culinary arts sector and developing Saudi cuisine, keeping pace with international hotel standards.

In 2019, the center, in cooperation with the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (Misk), sent 30 young Saudi men and women to pursue their studies at Le Cordon Bleu School in Paris. They are expected to graduate by the end of 2020.

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