Admissions and how to apply

    Publication date - 25/10/2017

    Application requirements for the Intensive Professional Programs in English are as follows:

    • A completed application form
    • 2 recommendation letters 
      -If you have culinary experience, we would like to see recommendations from the field.
      -If you have no previous culinary experience, professional recommendations from your field of work are acceptable.
      -If you have just graduated from high school or college and have no professional experience, academic references are acceptable.
      -If you already live in France, please send us a copy of your Titre de Séjour"
      We do not accept recommendations from family members, friends, co-workers.
      Recommendation letters must be on company letterhead, in English or in French, signed by the referee and include his/her contact information or attached business card. 
      Recommendation letters should dated within the last 12 months.
    • An essay explaining the candidate’s motivations for applying to the Intensive Professional Program, his/her career intentions in the culinary field, his/her previous culinary experience, and why he/she has chosen to apply to FERRANDI - in English
    • A CV/resumé - in English
    • A copy of the latest diploma or degree obtained (with English translation) 
    • Transcripts (grade sheets) corresponding to latest diploma obtained
    • Photocopy of your passport
    • 1 passport photo
    • A non-refundable 150 Euros application fee (by credit card, wire transfer or international bank check)

    Please send one email with all of these documents, ensuring that they are all in a PDF format.

    The application fee can be paid by bank check, personal check (on a French bank account), bank transfer (contact us for our bank details) or by credit card online
    Applications may be e-mailed to

    Candidates will be informed of the admission decision in a timely manner, usually within 3 to 4 weeks of receipt of the application, by e-mail and/or regular mail.

    Applications will be reviewed by an admissions committee composed of program staff and instructors. Selected candidates will be invited to interview via Skype.