The Philippines’ top culinary school, the Centre for Culinary Arts (CCA Manila), brought to the country two Michelin-star Chef Jean Remi Caillon.
Chef Bruno Tirel, faculty of CCA ICDE, Chef David Contant, Project Director, CCA ICDE, Jean Remi Caillon, 2 Star Michelin Chef of Le Kintessence, Courchevel France and Jerome Fitour, Sous Chef of Le Kintessence.
Chef Caillon has an extensive background in the culinary world, having learned from top chefs and from working in various prestigious restaurants. He has worked at the Chateau de la Chevre d’Or of Philippe Labbe (two Michelin stars), the L’Hotel de Ville de Crissier by Philippe Rochat (three Michelin stars), Chateau de Divonne by Laurent Belissa (one Michelin star), among others. Chef Caillon's signature is to create a marriage of flavours around a specific theme. Each of his dish express a story and reveals unexpected combinations of ingredients.
His presence in the Philippines was made possible by CCA Manila through its partnership with the Institut Disciples Escoffier (ICDE). Chef Caillon did various cooking demonstrations and one-on-one interaction with the students who are undergoing the French cuisine flagship program of CCA-ICDE held at CCA Makati campus.
“The CCA-ICDE program is unique and truly world-class as it is the most authentic program on French cuisine. The fact that we are bringing in top chefs from all over the world is a proof that we want to expose our students to the best of the culinary world,” said Badjie Trinidad, CEO of CCA Manila.
Chef Jean Remi Caillon with sous chef Jerome Fitour
The visiting chefs will interact with the students on a personal level. Students, who will undergo hands-on training, will be exposed with the best of the best in the culinary education scene.
The ongoing CCA-ICDE program already has a promising start. Just recently, the pioneer batch—consisting of professionals and students from diverse backgrounds—was honored via formal commencement rites. Each graduate was presented with three diplomas—the Escoffier Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts from ICDE, the National Diploma in French Cuisine from the French Ministry of Education (both of which are internationally recognised certifications) and a diploma in French Cuisine from CCA Manila.