29 Nov 2012 In General Content

The assignments of the Educational Committee of the Hautes Etudes du Goût are to:

  1. guarantee the specific nature and the quality of the course programme,
  2. determine the contents of the course programme from one year to the next,
  3. assess the educational programme of each course once completed.

The Pedagogical Committee meets once or twice a year.

It is chaired by Hervé This, director of the International Center for Molecular Gastronomy Group at AgroParisTech / INRA.

The members of the Educational Committee are:

  • Pierre Combris, economist, Director of Research at INRA, director of the Research Laboratory on Consumption
  • Rémi Krug, Chairman of the Hautes Etudes du Goût programme
  • Sylvy Morineau, Academic Director, Le Cordon Bleu Paris
  • Colette Padet, Director of Studies for the Diploma, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
  • Denis Saillard, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines


29 Nov 2012 In General Content

Rémi Krug président du proramme des Hautes Etudes du Goût

Are you ready for a unique experience ?

The educational programme HEG (Advanced Studies in Gastronomy and Taste) is aimed at all those gastronomy enthusiasts keen to go beyond the know-how and skills which command  the world of food.

We have brought together the greatest academics and researchers ready to share their fundamental knowledge and provide you with a remarkable, stunning and invaluable perspective on the multifaceted dimensions of the universe of taste and gastronomy.

The HEG programme is unique in its intense, multidisciplinary approach and is an invitation to a myriad of discoveries and surprises to shake up conventional thinking. It also represents a response to the new challenges in the world today.

The HEG programme will certainly not leave you indifferent.

So hopefully see you soon at the HEG.



Welcome to the Hautes Etudes du Goût website !

Edwige Regnier welcome addressThe past fourteen years have enabled us to validate the relevance of our original concept.

To date, the cultural backgrounds and individual profiles of our students have perfectly matched our original objectives.

Students come from more than 30 different countries and represent a range of professional backgrounds, but all share a curiosity and passion for the culture of taste and gastronomy, which provides them with a common motivation to learn and grow in their own careers.

The students find the programme intense, rich, innovative and multidisciplinary: "We did not know that there was such a corpus of knowledge available and, more important, that it could be made accessible to people like us", reported one of the students.

Each year, the professors express a high degree of satisfaction with the quality, curiosity and enthusiasm of HEG's students and are happy to share their latest research findings to interested and dedicated classes.

We are now preparing the October 2019 programme (15th class), another enriching program, concentrated over a period of 2 weeks, with half the classes and events conducted in Paris and the other half in Reims.

Check out the latest information on our website.

Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Alumni are also happy to give their own personal feedback and advice.

See you soon at Hautes Etudes du Goût !

Project Manager

29 Nov 2012 In General Content

Different existing schools may already teach separate courses on technologies related to food, physiology and nutrition, and the history of taste or cooking, but no school has ever adopted our unique multidisciplinary approach to taste and gastronomy.

Hautes Etudes du Goût (‘Higher Studies of Taste’) has opted for a three-pronged approach to food and drink: historic, scientific and economic, linking the environment in which food cultures emerge and evolve, with the production and consumption of food and drink, from small-scale and industrial processing techniques to culinary transformations, presentation and tasting, all aimed at imparting a greater understanding and appreciation of taste in its widest cultural, scientific and gastronomic sense.

Hautes Etudes du Goût combines the social scientific with the sensorial that draws on existing knowledge about taste and gastronomy in order to more fully inform participants, broaden their understanding, and in doing so, increase the pleasure derived from taste.

The aims of our program are to:

  1. Acquire a deeper knowledge and a global vision of the complex world of gastronomy and the arts of the table,
  2. Combine knowledge to present the latest studies on taste, gastronomy and the arts of the table,
  3. Emphasize the range of disciplinary understanding linked to taste,
  4. Introduce an innovative perspective that will positively influence a student's professional aspirations within the current, global context of gastronomy and the opportunities this growing field now represents.


01 Aug 2012 In News

Sophie Thillaye du Boullay is the winner of the partial scholarship offered by Le Cordon Bleu International for one of its most prestigious programs: Hautes Etudes du Goût. 27 year-old Sophie has been a temporary volunteer for UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development in London since September 2010. After her studies in Agricultural Engineering at the Ecole d’Ingenieurs de Purpan in Toulouse, she went to the United States to complete an internship in organic farm management and organic product specifications.

08 Dec 2011 In News

2011 session class for les hautes etude du Goût program27 very motivated participants have been selected to attend our 2011 program. We welcomed several chefs, a food service general manager within a worldwide food service leading company, a food consultant, a wine-maker and wine estate owner, marketing analysts, a private chef, a wine distributor, a restaurant owner, a food writer, a lecturer in culinary arts, an architect and culinary photographer, etc... who came from all parts of the world : Australia, United States, France, Norway, Canada, Hong Kong, Turkey, Israël, Brazil, Portugal and Québec.

31 Aug 2011 In Success stories

The Evolution of the Sephardic Cuisine in Turkey - Five Centuries of SurvivalSibel Cuniman Pinto, an HEG 2008 graduate, won the Gourmand Cookbook Award 2010 in the category of Best Culinary History Cookbook in Germany for her book "The Evolution of the Sephardic Cuisine in Turkey - Five Centuries of Survival".

Sibel's book was initially the thesis she worked on during her studies at Hautes Etudes du Goût.

08 Dec 2010 In News

2012 session class for Hautes Etudes du Goût program18 participants have been selected to attend the 6th HEG class. Our program attracts an increasing number  of professionals worldwide motivated by an insatiable curiosity, and keen to improve their knowledge of gastronomy and taste. The vast array of different cultures and backgrounds contributed to numerous exchanges between students, who came from the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.

08 Jan 2010 In News

2009 session for les hautes etudes du gout program23 participants had been selected to attend the 5th class of Hautes Etudes du Goût. They were all delighted to share two weeks of state-of-the-art courses on various topics focusing on taste and gastronomy.

Beyond their common interest for the culture of taste, cultural exchanges have once again been extremely rewarding, thanks to the very diverse origins of the participants: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, Romania, Switzerland and the United States.

05 Dec 2008 In News

2008 session of Hautes Etudes du Goût programThe Hautes Etudes du Goût have once again confirmed the international dimension of their program, by welcoming 24 students from around the world, between October 13th and 25th, to attend an intensive program designed to expand their knowledge on the many topics which, together, represent the culture of taste.

No less than 13 countries were brought together: Australia, Spain, Bulgaria, the United States, Brazil, the Netherlands, Mexico, France, Turkey, Ireland, Canada, Israel and the Lebanon.

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