You will learn how to source and select the perfect products, as well as how to best prepare and cook them, applying both traditional and modern techniques. English and French language teaching options available, with 80% of program content focused on practical workshops and training.
CULINARY ARTS ESSENTIALS
8 or 9 weeks
Culinary arts and entrepreneurship
English or French
This immersive and practical program gives you the opportunity to discover the fundamentals of French cuisine. It features demonstrations, together with hands-on professional training in our state-of-the-art technical kitchens.
- Culinary Arts Fundamental Techniques
- Bistronomy & Traditionnal Cuisine
- Mediterranean Cuisine
- Pastry arts
- Business management of a restaurant
*In the interest of continuous improvement, the content of our programs may change.
What you will achieve
By the end of the program you will have gained important insights into new culinary trends, including green gastronomy. You will also have the knowledge and skills to prepare some of the emblematic dishes of chef Alain Ducasse. Potential career paths from this program include entrepreneur, chef, private chef and caterer.
Methods of evaluation
Professional practice course: intermediate practical & theoretical evaluations
Final evaluation during professional situation (practical & theoretical)
Obtaining the diploma is conditional on passing the academic and practical exams to validate all the blocks of competencies of the certification. The minimum grade to obtain is 50 out of 100.
In 2020, the success rate of our Culinary Arts Essentials students was 100%.
- No previous degree or experience required
- 18 years of age minimum
- English session: B1 level (IELTS: 4.5) recommended
- French session: Level Delf B2 recommended
For more information on Admission requirements please contact us.
Intake dates and fees
6 March, 2023 (EN)
2 May, 2023 (FR)
3 July, 2023 (EN)
11 September 2023 (FR)
2 October 2023 (EN)
Total €: 9 900 ** / 12 900 ***
** EU Fees
*** Non-EU Fees
For a full breakdown of fees and payment options please contact us.
16-20 avenue du Maréchal Juin, 92360 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.
We are very well-supported throughout the program, which is particularly intense. We have timings to respect and every day we make at least 3 to 5 recipes for sauces, meat and fish dishes, side dishes and so on. There’s a lot of work to do and you learn a great deal. It’s an amazing experience!
Culinary Arts Essentials’ Alumni