Introduction to the Fundamentals of French Cuisine

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.

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Campus

Paris

Duration

3 weeks (105 hours)
Tuition fees
4 500 (tax included) €

Type of diploma

FERRANDI Paris Certicate

Next Intakes

  • November 28th to December 16th 2022
  • January 9th to January 27th 2023

Frequency

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

 

The Paris campus for the Introduction to the Fundamentals of French Cuisine program

Introduction to the Fundamentals of French Cuisine program is available on the Paris campus.
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Paris Campus
Paris

The Paris campus for the Introduction to the Fundamentals of French Cuisine program

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

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.  

 

Objectives

  • Acquire the basic professional techniques of French cuisine
  • Understand the working environment of a professional kitchen
  • Produce and present dishes from starter to main

Contents

  • Running a work station with respect for health and safety rules
  • Use of professional vocabulary and technical sheets
  • Understanding of material and equipment for:
    • preparation: knives, blender, cutter, crockery, mandolin
    • cooking: oven, salamander grill, range cooker
    • storage and preservation: positive and negative cold rooms, stockrooms
  • Mastery of techniques for:
    • preliminary preparation: peeling, chopping, carving
    • slow and fast cooking: braising, stewing, poaching, grilling, roasting, frying, sautéeing, steaming
    • production of sauces by decoction, infusion, fusion, liaison and emulsion
    • plating and presentation
  • Understanding quality and purchase criteria: dairy and eggs, fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, spices, condiments etc.

Teaching Methods

  • Demonstrations of professional skills
  • Hands-on practice: students make all products themselves
  • Applied technology training

Tuition Fees : 4 500 Euros (Tax included)

Next Intakes

Two intakes per year:

  • November 28th to December 16th 2022
  • January 9th to January 27th 2023

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