Thais is one of our successful career switchers who decided to pursue her passion for the culinary arts by joining FERRANDI Paris.
After working as an industrial engineer for Petrobras in Brazil, Thais embarked on the journey of self discovery in 2018 when she decided to integrate the Intensive Professional Program in French Pastry.
“I chose to come to Ferrandi for two reasons : all the basics and techniques acquired through the training and just living in Paris, because Paris is the Capital of Pastry!”
But what I remember most is that my experience at FERRANDI Paris was far beyond my expectations because it was not limited to learning French pastry as I had thought at first. Having the best teachers, the best facilities, having good demonstrations, surprises like oenology classes or developing creative projects and even field trips, made the experience unforgettable. I had a real immersive experience in French culture."
After graduating from FERRANDI Paris, Thais returned to her home country in Brazil and opened her own confiserie, Mimo confiserie and chocolaterie, specialized in artisanal chocolate, combining Brazilian culture and French culture.
She has also started teaching online courses in pastry as well as chocolate confectionery since the beginning of 2021.
"I decided to share everything I have learned so far because there are many people working in the pastry industry in Brazil but these professionals do not have access to the necessary training. "
Her advice for future applicants ? « Just go! It is worth it, you need to have this intensive experience ! »