Guillaume Gomez

Tabanan – Bali, As a part of the G20 event held in Bali, French Ambassador to Gastronomy Mr. Guillaume Gomez made time to visit Bali Culinary Pastry School on Monday, 7 November 2022. M. Ariani Siswanto, Bsc., Msc.(IM), Msc.(REI) as the founder of Bali Culinary Pastry School, accompanied by Director I Wayan Wicaya welcomed Award-winning chef Guillaume Gomez, who once had the honor to cook for four French presidents and their guests at the Élysée Palace, the official residence of the President of the Republic of France for 25 years. The visit was held to introduce the man to the Bali Culinary Pastry School, a cooking school in Indonesia that focuses on providing its students industry access programs in the culinary and pastry world.

Mr. Gomez was also accompanied by Mr. Christian Heuline (World General Secretary Disciples Escoffier International) and Mr. Thierry Muller (APAC General Treasurer Disciples Escoffier International), Mr. Jean-Yves Leuranguer, Mr. Eric Cocollos, Mr. Vincent Guironnet.  The meeting, which took place at Bali Culinary Pastry School, was intended to initiate to an international collaboration that could impact the advancement of the culinary world, a collaboration which hopefully would translate into concrete development programs for the school’s students.

 “It was a great discovery for me. I have never been to Indonesia and this is my first time in Bali. I was very pleasantly surprised to find such a high level of education here in Bali,” Mr. Gomez said with enthusiasm. He also extended an important message to the young talents that they should use their opportunities to learn at Bali Culinary Pastry School to the best of their abilities. “I have had the opportunity to visit gastronomy schools [across all the] continents. You are in very good hands, you really have the capabilities to learn professional skills with a very high standard school with wonderful facilities, motivated teachers and I can see that all the elements are set to properly learn all the professional skills you need,” he said.

Mr. Gomez plays an important role in France’s Gastronomy world, which is expected to open job opportunities in France for Bali Culinary Pastry School students in the near future. In addition to that, the Founder of Bali Culinary Pastry School, Mrs. M. Ariani Siswanto, Bsc., Msc.(IM), Msc.(REI) believes that the culinary need to be introduced to the world. “We believe Indonesian young chefs could offer a global competitive advantage in the future, as they will be able to offer a wide range of Indonesian heritage flavors to the world. With the right technical skills, Indonesian young chefs will be able to uplift Indonesian heritage cuisines to the international level,” she said.

The Bali Culinary Pastry School was extremely privileged to be able to welcome this personal representative of the President of the French Republic for Gastronomy. In appreciation of his visit, Bali Culinary Pastry School also presented Mr. Gomez with a book titled “The Food Project”, the first official book telling the story of the school’s journey, as a token of appreciation as well as a souvenir from our school for him to take back to France.