Contemporary Gastronomy Signature Program


8 months


Culinary arts and Food & Beverage

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Paris Campus


Taught across eight months at our brand new Paris Campus, this Signature program is ideal for culinary enthusiasts, career-changers, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in working within the universe of gastronomy.

Course structure

  • Culinary Arts Fundamental Techniques – 2 weeks
  • Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine – 2 weeks
  • Alternative Gastronomy & Bistronomy – 6 weeks
  • Natural & Healthy Cuisine – 3 weeks
  • French Pastry Arts & Contemporary Desserts – 4 weeks
  • Chocolate & Ice Cream – 2 weeks
  • New Trends in Bakery – 2 weeks
  • Gastronomic Cuisine & Restaurant Immersion – 4 weeks
  • Spirits, Wines & Beverages (Sensorial Analysis and Food Pairing) – 3 weeks
  • Management Essentials – 2 weeks
  • Field Trip – 2 weeks

Success stories

First of all I chose École Ducasse for Chef Alain Ducasse's reputation, expertise and philosophy. To me it appears that he founded one of the best schools in France. I recommend it to everyone for the high level of practice, the quality of the products students work with, the amazing expertise of the chef instructors and the passion of the fellow students we grow with each day!

Assel Kapsalimova

Culinary Arts Diploma’s student

Paris Campus


16-20 avenue du Maréchal Juin, 92190 Meudon, France



The new flagship campus of École Ducasse in Meudon – an affluent Parisian suburb that is just 10km from the heart of France’s capital.