Intensive Professional Program in French Pastry


    Interested in becoming a fine pastry chef?

    FERRANDI teaches students the fundamentals and advanced techniques to become experts in pastry: cakes, candies, tarts, individual desserts, ice creams, viennoiseries…

    The training can be followed by a 3-month internship (for students who demonstrate a high level of motivation and competency based on grades, attendance and overall performance during the training) with a pastry shop, restaurant or hotel.

    Work in FERRANDI’s professional pastry labs in groups of 14 participants maximum, where each student has their own workstation and prepares recipes from A to Z. Learn from a professional pastry chef who will teach you the bases of doughs, creams, fillings, icings and more, as well as brioches and viennoiseries.




    16 weeks (560 hours) + 3 month internship


    • Classes run from Monday through Friday.
    •  A general week includes 35 hours.

    Tuition fees

    23,000 Euros (Tuition includes uniforms, toolkit, course materials and excursions.)

    Type of diploma

    FERRANDI Paris Certificate





    Language of Instruction

    All teaching in this program will be in English (guest chefs may speak in French with simultaneous translation).  Course materials will be in English.

    Although knowledge of the French language is not a requirement to be admitted to the program, it is important for the internship and more generally for daily life in Paris.  


    The pastry program includes 560 teaching hours, over 70% spent in the kitchen

    • Pastry Techniques
      Tart crusts, puff pastry, pâte à choux, biscuits for entremets, creams, icings and glazes
      Decorating techniques
      Traditional and contemporary tarts, cakes / entremets, individual pastries, petit-fours, gateaux de voyage, chocolate molding, chocolate bonbons, French confectioneries, ice creams, frozen desserts…
    • Dessert and Beverage Pairing
      An introductory course to wines and other beverages that can be served with desserts.
    • Guest Chef demonstrations
      Well-known guest chefs will be invited to give demonstrations of their own recipes. These Chefs will use advanced techniques to produce modern and trendy pastries. 
    • Applied Art 
      An overview of drawing and painting skills applied to pastry.
    • Creativity project
      Participants will receive 15 hours of practical art classes working towards a creativity project in which they will design and produce their very own pastry. As a final exam, participants will present their creation to a panel of judges.
    • Professional French
      Beginner to advanced beginner levels: basic grammar, vocabulary related to gastronomy (equipment, techniques, action verbs …)
    • Gastronomy-related conferences and visits
      Artisans, culinary demonstrations, guest chefs, special dinners, conferences on specific themes
    • Study Trip
      At the end of the program, students will take a three-day trip to a French region or city to discover its history, culture and gastronomy  


    The internship is a unique experience to observe and to gain a better understanding of the workings of a professional kitchen.  
    The internship lasts 3 months.  
    Students who meet the requirements to intern will be placed by their chef-instructor in prestigious restaurants or hotels in France.   
    Internships in the student’s home country are authorized with permission.

    After the program… 

    FERRANDI prides itself in the quality of its facilities, instructors and professional network. Our students and graduates are sought after by Michelin-starred restaurants, luxury hotels and renowned chefs for their professionalism and their ability to integrate into a kitchen quickly and efficiently.

    Graduates of the FERRANDI 'Intensive Professional Program in French Cuisine' move on to careers in prestigious restaurants in France and abroad or start their own businesses in their home countries.

    What is specific about the Programs in Dijon ?

    Our programs are professional immersions in the culinary world, directly inspired from the unique terroir of one of the most famous wine cradle in the world.

    The programs are designed with professionals in French Pastry and Oenologie, and thought through a wine and cuisine creativity project, to understand and acquire the know-how and the knowledge of an art shortly linked to the French terroir.

    The programs will feature two special elements :

    • Wine class in Partnership with the Iconic Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne : a tailor made program for Ferrandi Paris - Campus of Dijon, including field trips, immersive sessions, tasting, pairing...In the most famous wine region of the world
    • Study Trip : At the end of the program, students will take a three-day trip around Dijon to discover its vineyards, history, culture and gastronomy.

    Admission and timetable

    Admission conditions

    To be considered for admission, you must :

    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Hold a high-school level diploma
    • Speak English fluently



    Two intakes per year in Paris:

    • August 2021 session: August 31st, 2021 – December 17th, 2021 + internship period
    • February 2022 session: February 2nd, 2022 – June 3rd, 2022 + internship period


    Two intakes per year in Dijon:

    • January 2022 session: January 12th, 2022 – May 11th, 2022 + internship period
    • August 2022 session: dates TBC





    Louise-Mabel JALLOW