Introduction to the Fundamentals of Chocolate and Confectionery

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    The “Introduction to the Fundamentals” programs are designed specifically for food enthusiasts, aspiring entrepreneurs or professionals seeking to discover the fundamentals of French Gastronomy. Through these highly immersive and practical programs, participants will acquire the fundamentals of professional techniques, understand the working environment of a professional kitchen and master the most iconic recipes of French Gastronomy. 

    These programs are taught directly in English with a maximum of 10 participants allowing for one-on-one instruction and support.




    2 weeks (70 hours)


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

    Tuition fees

    3 500 Euros (Tax included)

    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 can be helpful for daily life in Paris.  


    • Master the fundamentals of chocolate work
    • Produce a range of chocolates and confectionery
    • Creation of commercial products and displays


    • Creation of basic productions: ganache, praliné and almond paste
    • Production of confectionery: pâte de fruit, nougats and caramels
    • Production process and different chocolate crystallisation techniques
    • Manual and mechanical dipping techniques 
    • Creation of commercial material and a window display
    • Chocolate decorations for entremets

    Teaching methods

    • Demonstrations of professional practices
    • Hands-on practice: students make all products themselves
    • Applied technology
    • Critical analysis of productions

    Admission and timetable

    Admission conditions



    Next Intakes

    • June 13th to June 24th, 2022 - COMPLETE
    • Summer 2023