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Newsletter N°59 – XIIIth International Congress in Shanghai

Dear Disciples, Dear Friends,

The program of our upcoming Shanghai 2020 International Congress, which you all looked forward to, is finally available!!!

Let yourself be transported to the thread of these few pages, then you will not be able to resist the urge to join us for a trip together to discover the Pearl of the Orient…

From Monday 20th April to Friday 24th April 2020, as soon as you arrive at the hotel, let yourself be guided in Shanghai by a passionate and exciting team.

Peter Zhou and his entire team have put together a very interesting program for this 13th edition of the International Congress of the Disciples Escoffier.

Rates and conditions can be find through this link « Booking »  where you can already book and pay your trip to Shanghai.

Two option are available : 

  • Hotel, diners and visits – Choose your company and your travelling conditions


  • All included trip – let yourself be guided !

A sponsorship with Etihad Airways offers you the possibility to come to Shanghai at a fix price from 4 major cities in Europe (Paris – London – Roma – Zurich)*

*Booking to be done before 30 Novembrer 2019




Monday 20 April

From 06.30pm

Welcome of the guests at the hotel

Informations / Orientation

Grand Hyatt Shanghai – 88 Century Ave – Lu Jia Zui – Pudong Xinqu –

Shanghai Shi – China


07.30pm – 10.30pm

Welcome Dinner

Stand buffet with live cooking of local Chinese cuisine

Grand Hyatt Shanghai


Tuesday 21 April

09.30am – 12.30pm

Visit at Yu Garden


12.30pm – 02.00pm

Lunch at Yu Garden


06.00pm – 09.00pm

Dinner at Xin Rong Ji


Wednesday 22 April

09.30am – 12.30pm

Visit of Shanghai Museum


12.30pm – 02.00pm

Lunch in Tianzifang


02.00pm – 05.00pm

Visit in Tianzifang


06.00pm – 09.00pm

Dinner at Dadong Restaurant



Thursday 23 April


Jeunes Talents Escoffier


08.00am – 12.00pm

International Final Young Talents Escoffier

Grand Hyatt Shanghai


Or for those who want:

09.00am – 01.30pm

Visit and Lunch in Qibao


06.30pm – 07.30pm

Welcome Cocktail

Grand Hyatt Shanghai


07.30pm – 10.30pm

Gala Dinner and YTE Award Ceremony

Grand Hyatt Shanghai


Friday 24 April

09.00am – 02.00pm

General Assembly

Morning coffee break and buffet lunch at Grand Café

Grand Hyatt Shanghai



End of the Congress


You can find the information bulletin here:  « Information SHANGHAI 2020 »

You can find the full program here: « Full Program SHANGHAI 2020 »

For all questions related to the congress, please contact us by this mail

Attention please!!

The organizers decline any responsibility for the ambassy paperworks (Visa, Passport…)

For more information about the paperworks to do, please contact the closest embassy of People’s Republic of China in your country.


SAVE THE DATE – Chefs World Summit 2019



Looking forward to meeting us all for this beautiful moment of exchange and friendship, the Disciples Escoffier International give you an appointment during the next edition of the Chefs World Summit in Monaco from 24 to 26 November.

The Chefs World Summit is an innovative and targeted concept, with a unique format: three-day of experts’ conferences and workshops • 5500sqm exhibition with quality products.

This is the 4th edition of this international congress where renowned chefs discuss together the evolution of their professions and the subjects on which it is urgent to intervene.


The congress will take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, from 24 to 26 November 2019 under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II.


Under the direction of Philippe Joannes and the two godfathers, the editorial team will present the following topics:


” Chefs are changing their business model “


With tree main subjects:

New catering concepts “From conception to financing and communication”

Eco-responsibility “at the heart of our concerns”

Training and recruitment “New training methods adapted to the new generation”



Following in the footsteps of Mauro Colagreco in 2018, Christophe Bacquié will serve as this year’s honorary chair. At his side we have the honour to welcome Michel Roth as an international sponsor as well as other leaders and experts from different countries who will come to testify on these subjects that are close to their hearts in order to enrich the debates with their thoughts.

The members of the International Office are waiting for you on their stall to exchange and meet.

For this, nothing more simple, go HERE  to download your free pass for 3 days,

or directly on the dedicated website thanks to the code DESCOFFIER19.

You will find there the complete program of the conferences but also of all the events which will take place there.


Bernard Louis Jaunet, your General Secretary.