École de Cuisine Gourmets

by Institut Lyfe

In the heart of Lyon, place Bellecour, the École de Cuisine Gourmets by Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) welcomes in its kitchen all the food lovers wishing to gather around the many pleasures of gastronomy. In this friendly and refined place, Institut Lyfe‘s Chefs, Bakers, Bartenders, Maître d’Hôtel and prestigious professional experts pass on their knowledge, experience and passion to the amateurs.

Immersions

Our Immersions programs are dedicated to the food lovers who want to discover all the facets of the French gastronomy and culinary arts during several weeks. Those trainings are provided in English and take place at the Institut Lyfe in Écully near Lyon.

Cuisine & Culture

The Cuisine & Culture intensive program allows you to discover both modern and traditional French cooking techniques. This high-level training leads you through the full discovery of our “terroir” products by the combination of culinary demonstrations and practical applications. A unique immersion in our gastronomic heritage under the watchful eye of passionate professionals.

  • Date: from June 24th to July 26th, 2024
  • Duration: 5 weeks 
  • Number of participants: 8-10 
  • Location: Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) – Château du Vivier, 1a chemin de Calabert 69130 Écully 

Cuisine & Passion 

The Cuisine & Passion tailored program provides you the knowledge and fundamentals techniques of French gastronomy. This 3 weeks session enables you to discover national culinary traditions and contemporary cooking trends. It allows you to progress in a trusted environment to develop your creativity in order to be able to create your very own recipes.  

  • Date: From September 16th to October 4th 2024
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Number of participants: 8-10
  • Location: Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) – Château du Vivier, 1a chemin de Calabert 69130 Écully 
 
 

Pâtisserie & Passion

The Pâtisserie & Passion program opens the doors to the technicalities and delicacy of French pastry, under the expert guidance of our Pastry Chef. This three-week experience, far beyond a simple initiation, combines pastry demonstrations and practical applications. Guided by the Chef, each week will revolve around step-by-step pastry techniques. You’ll discover the secrets and subtleties of French pastry, which have earned its reputation for excellence worldwide.

  • Date: from April 15th to May 3rd, 2024
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Number of participants: 8-10
  • Location: Institut Lyfe (formerly Institut Paul Bocuse) – Château du Vivier, 1a chemin de Calabert 69130 Écully