Leadership & Governance

Institut Culinaire de France is governed by two complementary arms, the first dedicated to pedagogy and the other to administration and strategy. You find in these two arms, distinguished professionals and educators specialized in gastronomy and pastry arts.

The Academic Board

The Academic Board is comprised of distinguished pastry chefs, chocolatiers-confectioners, master bakers, ice cream makers, key individuals from the world of gastronomy, and directors from various schools under the umbrella of the Galileo Global Education Group of management and applied arts. Altogether, these 6 different wings determine the vision of the Institute’s training methods.

The Academic Board is a forum for dialogue. It welcomes exchange and the sharing of thoughts on best training practices, also on technical, technological and artistic developments in the respective industries. 

The Executive Board

The Executive Board is tasked with strategy implementation to change the teaching standards of professional practices.

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Zakari Benkhadra
Managing Director
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Kyung Ran Baccon
Executive Pastry Chef
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Damien Baccon
Baker Chef - Trainer

Staff members

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Quentin Maggi
Admissions Manager
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Maud-Andréa Bidet
Marketing Director
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José Palomero
Art Director
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