In the Lyon area, culinary schools such as Institut Bocuse, Vatel and the catering school Tsuji provide highly specialized training. Their reputation is such that, every year, hundreds of students from all over the world flock to Lyon to be trained in these establishments, helping to extend the influence of Lyonnais and French cuisine at an international level. Top-notch training that can be enjoyed during individual cookery classes or at the tables of teaching restaurants.
Lyon is also at the origin of an innovative approach: Délice, a network of gourmet cities throughout the world that it has presided over since 2007.
Through events, conferences and theme-based exchanges, Délice is a forum through which cities can promote their experience and share their know-how. Quality of life, appeal, economic development and urban marketing are among the subjects broached by the municipalities, chefs, local talents, culinary schools and other professionals in the gastronomy sector. Thanks to their culinary heritage and expertise, the cities that make up the Délice network are acknowledged to be the finest dining destinations in the world.
SIRHA, Bocuse d'Or and B.I.G.
SIRHA is the largest food-service related trade fair in the world, and is held every odd-numbered year in January.
"Les Bocuse d’Or" are symbolic of its excellence: every 2 years, they reward the best chefs.
The offbeat gourmet event B.I.G. (Biennale Internationale du Goût) is organized for the benefit of the general public.
Further information on Sirha