Intensive Professional Program in Bread Baking & Viennoiseries

The techniques behind the French baguette, making the perfect flaky croissant, mastering a braided brioche: if bread intrigues you and you want to get in-depth professional knowledge on the subject, this program is for you! If you are a pastry chef wanting to add a new skill to your repertoire, a chef wanting to prepare in-house breads in your restaurant, a career switcher or future artisanal bread-baking entrepreneur, this program will provide you with a good understanding of the workings and the chemistry behind traditional baked goods and the manual techniques to create them on your own.

Intensive Professional Program in Bread Baking - FERRANDI Paris




12 weeks (420 hours) + optional 2 to 4 months internship

Session dates

From 2024/08/28 to 2024/11/29
From 2025/02/05 to 2025/05/07
Tuition fees
17 500 €

Type of diploma

FERRANDI Paris certificate

Admission conditions

To be considered for admission, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Hold a high-school level diploma
  • Speak English fluently
Recognition of Quality Culinary Education


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.  


Practical courses will take place in a bread-baking lab equipped with the latest technology. The focus will be on professional artisanal production methods and techniques.

Fundamentals of Breads and Viennoiseries

  • Traditional breads and production method
  • French regional breads
  • Grain-based breads (rye, bran…)
  • Snacking: turn your bread into a three-star sandwich
  • International breads: focaccia, cornbread, pretzels, naan, pita…
  • Organic breads
  • Festive and party breads: pain surprise, sandwich breads, rolls…
  • Fancy and flavored breads: roquefort puff bread, charcoal zebra bread, tumeric swirl bread, curry bread...
  • Trendy breads: cinnamon rolls, Bicolore Croissant, Cross lamination Croissant...
  • Viennoiseries: croissants, chocolate bread, brioche, Danish…

Professional Excursions

  • Visits to local bakeries​: Understand what a French bakery is all about​
  • Guest Chefs​: 3 démos with guest chefs (MOF, palace chef...) to dream higher!​
  • Visit to our partner's mill​: Understand the entire wheat-flour-bread chain


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

The optional internship is a unique experience to observe and to gain a better understanding of the workings of a professional kitchen.  

The internship lasts 2 to 4 months and is renewable under certain conditions. 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.

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 Bread Baking' move on to careers in prestigious restaurants in France and abroad or start their own businesses in their home countries.

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

How to apply to the Program?

  1. Online Application
  2. Selection Interview
  3. Admissions Jury
  4. Admissions Decision


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