SPC Group, which operates the nation's largest bakery franchise Paris Baguette, announced on Feb. 22 that it has opened regular baking courses of the Institut National de la Boulangerie Pâtisserie (INBP) in France. This is the first time to run same regular baking courses with the school in a country, other than France.
Established by France’s national confectionery and bakery federation CNBP in 1974, the INBP is considered the most prestigious and leading baking school in France. It has 16 experts with Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, mastership recognized by the French government, in the baking sector, and 40 excellent instructors, including 4 world champions. About 8,000 students take regular courses every year.
SPC Group decided to introduce “INBP baking master class” in Oct. last year, and started the first class on the day.
The INBP baking master class is the program to learn how to bake various French breads from French instructor, who graduated from the INBP, with same curriculums with the INBP for 17 weeks.
Students will take the class for 15 weeks at “SPC Culinary Academy” in Shindaebang, Seoul, an education institute for the food and service sector run by SPC Group, and take the class for the remaining two weeks at the INBP in Rouen, France. Once a student completes the entire classes and pass the test, he will receive a certificate of SPC Culinary Academy and a certificate of the INBP at the same time.
SPC Group Chairman Hur Young-In said, “We are confident that the introduction of the INBP’s courses will become the foundation to train experts, who help Korean baking technology take a leap forward. The company will continuously make an effort to introduce French food culture and promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between Korea and France in the future.”