Culinary Arts Diploma


35 weeks

Including internship:

13 weeks


Culinary arts

Instruction language:

English or French

Where taught:

Paris Campus


This nine-month, intensive Diploma program is designed for career-changers and entry-level professionals wishing to launch a career as a chef or to establish their own culinary concept. It combines practical culinary arts instruction with teaching modules dedicated to managerial and entrepreneurial skills.

course structure*

  • Culinary Arts Fundamental Techniques - 8 weeks
  • Bistronomy & Traditional Cuisine - 2 weeks
  • Contemporary Cuisine - 2 weeks
  • Mediterranean Cuisine - 2 weeks
  • French Pastry Arts Fundamentals - 1 week
  • Natural and Healthy Cuisine & Pastry - 2 weeks
  • Management of a business unit - 2 weeks
  • Immersion and on stage professional situation - 1 week
  • Bread & Viennoiserie - 1 week
  • Final Exam - 1 week
  • Internship - 13 weeks

*In the interest of continuous improvement, the content of our programs may change.

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 Alumni

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.