Institut Paul Bocuse celebrates its 2018 promotion alongside Chief
Anne-Sophie Pic

This year’s graduation awards ceremony marked the start of what will be a great professional future for 203 graduates from 23 different countries. Graduated from Bachelor, Master’s degree, Msc and PhD they are destined to work in top management positions in France and overseas.

On 5 April at the Maurice Ravel Auditorium in Lyon, more than 800 guests, including graduates, their families, institutional partners and industry experts from across the globe were invited to an awards ceremony involving stage performances by our students. 

Each year, Institut Paul Bocuse places a great emphasis on supporting its students’ professional success and personal development. 100% of our graduates are in full-time employment within 3 months of finishing their studies.

This is why, Dominique Giraudier, CEO at Institut Paul Bocuse made a point of reiterating the values of the School in his speech, by pushing students to always be “more daring, creative and to dream bigger”.

Anne-Sophie Pic made an emotional speech, choosing to focus on the importance of passion, mutual support and culture. “At your age, we are full of doubt. But you just have to follow that little inner voice, which guides you in finding your own way. Keep putting mutual support at the centre of your lives, because we only truly succeed with and thanks to others”.

To close this wonderful evening, 1st and 2nd year students made a cocktail dinner. Between petits fours, champagne and vibrant speeches, the ceremony remains forever etched in the memories of our graduates.