Gilles Pélisson
President of Institut Paul Bocuse

The G&G Pélisson Foundation

Our Foundation puts generosity, respect, high standards and ethics at the heart of everything we do. Created along with Gérard Pélisson, one of the school’s two founders, and true to the image of Paul Bocuse who gave the school its name in 2002, our mission is to support and promote the excellence of its teaching and research.

Today, Institut Paul Bocuse is the only private school specialised in culinary arts, hospitality and food service management to be accredited by the French State and authorized to award fully-certified qualifications. 

The school has more than 1200 students coming from 68 different countries on world-class courses up to post-graduate level. Thanks to the work of the G&G Pélisson Foundation under the patronage of the ‘Fondation de France’, your generous donations have enabled us to extend the campus, so that as of 2022 there will be a further 400 students here. We have also been able to increase the number of scholarships and bursaries awarded to our students.

Thanks to the work of the Foundation, my hope is that Institut Paul Bocuse will become the leading school for preparing young, talented individuals to become the future ambassadors of the French ‘art de vivre’, as well as professionals who are recognised for their passion and commitment to excellence in hospitality, food service and culinary arts throughout France and the world over. 

Gilles Pélisson – President of Institut Paul Bocuse