Introduction to the Fundamentals of Chocolate and Confectionery

The “Introduction to the Fundamentals” programs are designed specifically for food enthusiasts, aspiring entrepreneurs or professionals seeking to discover the fundamentals of Chocolate & Confectionery. 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 Chocolate & Confectionery recipes. 

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

 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Chocolate and Confectionery- FERRANDI Paris




2 weeks (70 hours)

Session dates

From 2025/01/13 to 2025/01/24
From 2025/06/16 to 2025/06/27
Tuition fees
3 500 €

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

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

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.  


  • 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


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


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

3,500 Euros (Tax included)

How to apply to the Program?

  1. Online Application
  2. Admissions Jury
  3. Admissions Decision

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