8 weeks


Pastry arts

Instruction language:

English or French



Where taught:

Paris Campus ou Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie


If you are passionate about French pastry arts and trendy desserts, this is the perfect Essentials program for you. With applied theory spread throughout, plus a field trip, you will acquire the skills to showcase your pastry creativity.

Course structure*

  • French Pastry Arts Fundamental Techniques
  • Bread & Viennoiserie
  • Chocolate & Entremets
  • Restaurant Desserts

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

Success stories

Why did I choose to study at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie? Actually I researched potential schools in France because I wanted to learn the right way, which means the French way. And I felt ENSP was a school where I could learn as much as possible about the pastry industry in a short time. Today I can honestly say that it was one of the best times of my life. The teachers, the school, the settings, the surrounding villages, the fellow students... all of this contributed to an incredible experience and helped me to gain the essential tools needed to advance my own career.



Craig Alibone

French Pastry Arts Essentials’ Alumni

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie


125 Allée du Château de Montbarnier, 43200 Yssingeaux, France



Located in the Château de Montbarnier, in Yssingeaux in Haute-Loire, ENSP is the school of reference in pastry, bakery, chocolate, confectionary and ice cream arts.


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.