Launch of the
new campus project

The G&G Pélisson Foundation

On Tuesday 8 October 2019, Institut Paul Bocuse laid the ‘first stone’ of the foundations of its future hospitality and food service centre.

This first stone was symbolized by the planting of a Ginkgo Biloba tree. For Institut Paul Bocuse and the G&G Pélisson Foundation, this symbolic gesture officially marks the launch of the €25 million new campus project.

Institut Paul Bocuse is embarking upon a new phase of development to reinvent an educational space that fully takes into account technological and societal evolutions, and offers our students a unique environment where they can live, work and study differently. 

With the support of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional council as well as Lyon city and metropolitan area authorities, Ecully town hall and the G&G Pélission Foundation for Institut Paul Bocuse, this project will provide a unique 17,000 m² campus focused on teaching, training and research in 3 centres of excellence supporting the industry professions, as well as creativity and entrepreneurship: 

  • A centre dedicated to hospitality and food service management offering extra space for 1,000 students, a 250-seat lecture theatre, a FoodTech incubator, and co-working areas open to local entrepreneurs on a new site located close to the original school building.
  • A dedicated culinary arts building containing 17 cutting edge cookery-pastry, chocolate and bakery laboratories located in the Château du Vivier.
  • A new creativity space dedicated to innovation and research, events management and the creation of hospitality and food service concepts by our own students.

    The G&G Pélisson Foundation has agreed to support Institut Paul Bocuse by organising a campaign to raise €7 million of funds from business organisations and private individuals.

A new campus designed to offer a rich learning experience and build our future