Nicholls Foundation, Culinary Institute partner to send supporters to France

THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls Foundation and the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute are hosting a trip to Europe to give Nicholls supports a first-hand look at one of the most unique culinary experiences across the globe.

Visitors will travel to Paris, Normandy and Lyon with the Nicholls Foundation, following in the footsteps of top Nicholls culinary students who travel to Institute Paul Bocuse every summer to learn advanced culinary techniques.

The Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance, founded by the celebrated French chef, unites 14 universities from across the world in the pursuit of top-notch culinary education. Nicholls’ Chef John Folse Culinary Institute is the only school in the United States involved in this partnership, and sends its top students to an intensive four-month training at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Ecully, France each year.

Registration costs $3,890 and includes six dinners, airfare, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Registrations are underway and final bookings for the trip will come at a later date.

The group will leave the U.S. and head to France on April 18th and return on the 27th. While overseas, visitors will visit iconic locations such as Mont St. Michel, Chateau de Chenonceau, the beaches of Normandy and, of course, the Paul Bocuse Institute, while dining at world-renowned restaurants along the way. Chef John Kozar, the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute department head, will help guide the group on the tour.

“In the time that I have worked with the Nicholls Foundation, I have had a number of people tell me how excited they are with the success of the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute and how great it is that there is a partnership with the Paul Bocuse Institute,” said Jeremy Becker, director of the Nicholls Foundation. “This trip will serve as a way to build and strengthen relationships with our community and the Culinary Institute. We want the trip to also be gastronomical experience, and by having Chef Kozar join us, we plan to make that happen.”

Registration costs $3,890 and includes six dinners, airfare, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Registrations are underway and final bookings for the trip will come at a later date.

For more information and to register, visit Nicholls Foundation Trip to France Brochure or contact Jeremy Becker at 985-448-4406 or jeremy.becker@nicholls.edu.