Experience state-of-the-art hospitality while supporting the training of disadvantaged youth. One of the best success stories of NGOs in Cambodia, Paul Dubrule the founder of ACCOR Hospitality Group created this training school where international highest standards are the reference.
What to experience?
A craving for refined French gastronomy will probably be your first motivation to go to the Paul Dubrule hospitality school. Once there, you may regret you had not decided to stay overnight in one of their 4 guest rooms – designed to meet the standards of Sofitel’s rooms -with prices similar to those of certain guesthouses.
Le Jardin des Délices is a gastronomic restaurant offering a weekly menu created by a Cambodian Chef, Prom Mear Yeat, who was trained in France at Le Nôtre school and at the Paul Bocuse Institute. They can arrange seminar and banqueting services.
Khmer Food Lovers is a cooking class. Under the watchful eye of the Chefs, participants learn how to prepare Khmer dishes in addition to choosing products at a local market. Once you have completed your cooking class, you can relax in the garden and enjoy the food you have prepared together.
In the heart of Siem Reap, Le Café was created with participation from the French Cultural Centre. An extremely comfortable and relaxing hideout where former students cook Western dishes with local influences.
How does it help?
Paul Dubrule inaugurated the school in 2002 after an eight-month-long bicycle trip from Fontainebleau, France to Siem Reap. As a co-founder of the Accor Hotel Group, he believes that excellent training and stringent qualifications are the keys to the future of young Cambodians. The aim of the school is to prepare its students for dynamic careers in the hospitality and tourism industries by providing them with an appropriate curriculum adapted from international standards, under the watchful guidance of trained professionals.
They aim to help Khmer youth, especially women and disadvantaged individuals, by giving them the means to start a vocational job that will bring them honest and decent prospects. Secondly, they wish to contribute towards the lasting development of tourism in Cambodia, and teach their students the importance of sustainable practices.
The school campus is composed of three buildings over 2000 m2 which include full professional kitchens, restaurants, a hotel open to the public, seminar & catering services, eight classrooms, conference rooms, a full library and a cutting-edge digital language laboratory.
After a rigorous selection process, 200 students are selected every year. Among them the 30% most disadvantaged are fully sponsored while the others pay a yearly tuition fee covering 25% of the cost. French partners, donations and your expenses fund the rest. After finishing the school, 90% of the students find a well-paid job.
Ecole d’Hôtellerie et Tourisme Paul Dubrule
La Glacière, National Road 6 (Airport Road)
Tel: 063 963 672 – 063 963 673
French Cultural Centre Wat Bo Area
Tel: 092 271 392
The marker indicates the school where hotel and restaurant are, the Café is downtown