Bilkent THM is a member of the Alliance by Institut Lyfe

Inspired by the visionary leadership of the two iconic founders – Paul Bocuse (Meilleur Ouvrier de France 3 Michelin stared Chef, holder of the “Chef of the Century” award) and Gérard Pélisson (Co-founder of the Accor Group), Institut Lyfe is a renowned international School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Food Service Management located in Lyon, France. The Alliance by Institut Lyfe covers 20 partners in 20 countries including Bilkent University, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management. 

The Alliance by Institut Lyfe

The Alliance by Institut Lyfe is composed of the world's top Hospitality, Food Service and Culinary Management schools and universities in four continents. The students of the Alliance members have the unique opportunity to take a 10-week long bespoke training course at Institut Lyfe in its summer camp, to perfect their technical skills and develop leadership, to discover French culture, share an international experience anchored in realities of the profession and disseminate their own cultures and customs. During 3 months, students receive expert teaching that combines theoretical and practical classes, demonstrations with hands-on practice in cuisine, pastry, bakery, hospitality, bar and service, in the different laboratories, restaurants, and hotels of Institut Lyfe.


Students can choose between a hands-on Advanced Culinary Arts program and a Hospitality & Food Service program. The exchanges, which are open to both students and teachers, will now be adopted throughout the network’s partner schools in order to open up to tomorrow’s worldwide tourism challenges.

A life-changing experience

This experience is a real human adventure. It allows students to grow up as professionals but also as a person. With a step back, Alliance Alumnus revealed that those innovative educational programs have changed their way of cooking, their approach to welcoming, and their vision of the profession.

More About the Alliance by Institut Lyfe

Alliance by Institut Lyfe: a selective and innovative global network composed of 20 partners in 20 countries all among the world’s top schools. This is the leading global network of education excellence specializing in the culinary arts and the hospitality trades.


The Alliance by Institut Lyfe is a selective and innovative international network of institutions founded by Institut Lyfe in 2004. Today this unique alliance covers 20 partners in 20 countries: Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Finland, France, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Russian Federation, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United States.

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