Iconic Chef Joël Robuchon To Open His Own Culinary School

French culinary legend Joël Robuchon, once dubbed “chef of the century,” is bringing his techniques and skills to the classroom.

According to Agence France-Presse, Robuchon, who currently holds 25 Michelin stars, will be opening his own culinary school in 2018.

The building will be located on the site of a monastery-hospital in Montmorillon, in the Vienne region of western France. It will reportedly have 20 classrooms, 19 laboratories, a lecture hall and garden. There will also be a restaurant for students to test their dishes with the public. Student will also be able to take intensive courses in English, and another language if desired.

Those who complete certification will receive a Certificat d’Aptitude Professionnelle, and a bachelor’s degree equivalent.

523 students are expected to attend the first year, and each year following should see a substantial increase.

While French chefs will work to hone students’ skills in the country’s cuisine, they will also focus on dishes from around the world.

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Do you think this is the step in the right direction for Joël Robuchon?