Program Details

Taught across eight months at our Paris Campus, these courses are ideal for culinary and pastry enthusiasts, career-changers, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in working within the universe of gastronomy.
Meudon, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:

This Signature course is designed to immerse you in chef Alain Ducasse’s philosophy as it relates to contemporary cuisine.

Taught in our brand new Paris campus, and with a bespoke, highly immersive curriculum that features 80% hands-on training, you will acquire advanced sensorial analysis and food pairing skills. You will be taught by influential experts, who will lead you to the forefront of culinary arts innovation.

Outside the kitchen, the program also incorporates a package of management essentials and discovery field trips, where you can learn from – and network with – food entrepreneurs and celebrated chefs. Upon completion, you will possess the tools to launch a career as a chef or drive your own entrepreneurial project.

Duration - 8 months

Program structure 

  • Culinary Arts Fundamental Techniques – 2 weeks
  • Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine – 2 weeks
  • Alternative Gastronomy & Bistronomy – 6 weeks
  • Natural & Healthy Cuisine – 3 weeks
  • French Pastry Arts & Contemporary Desserts – 4 weeks
  • Chocolate & Ice Cream – 2 weeks
  • New Trends in Bakery – 2 weeks
  • Gastronomic Cuisine & Restaurant Immersion – 4 weeks
  • Spirits, Wines & Beverages (Sensorial Analysis and Food Pairing) – 3 weeks
  • Management Essentials – 2 weeks
  • Field Trip – 2 weeks

Job and career opportunities

  • Chef or pastry chef
  • Chef instructor 
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Consultant 
  • Restaurant owner 
  • Concept developer 
  • Catering manager 
  • Production manager 
  • F&B manager 
  • Food writer and critic

Intake - August 31th, 2020

Setting Description:
Ecole Ducasse reserves the right to review and modify the fees and Terms and Conditions of each year at any time and without prior notice. To maintain the standards expected from the institution, the fees are reviewed annually.
42880 EUR. Professional toolkit - uniform- education materials / Food and beverage prepaid

Additional Program Information

No previous degree or experience required 18 years minimum IELTS > 4.5

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