Intensive Professional Program in French Pastry

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Taught in English - 5 months (660 hours) + optional 3 month internship

Interested in becoming a fine pastry chef ? FERRANDI teaches students the fundamentals and advanced techniques to become experts in pastry : cakes, sweets, tarts, desserts, ice creams … and the basics of French breads and viennoiseries.

Followed by an optional 3 month internship* in a patisserie, restaurant or hotel, students leave this program with the skill-set to start their career in a professional kitchen and for some, to start their own pastry business.

Work in FERRANDI’s professional pastry labs where each student has his/her own workstation and prepares recipes from A to Z. Learn from a professional pastry chef who will teach you the bases of doughs, fillings, icings and also breads, brioches and viennoiseries.

*Internships will be granted to participants based on satisfactory performance and attendance during the training.


The pastry program includes 660 teaching hours,. 

Pastry Techniques

Doughs, puff pastry, creams, tarts, traditional cakes, entremets, petits fours, chocolate, frozen desserts, ice creams and sorbets, presentation and decoration…

Bread Baking

Yeast breads, baguettes, country and specialty breads, rolls, brioche, viennoiseries (croissants, pains aux raisins …)

Wine-Dessert Pairing

Professional French (beginner and advanced beginner levels)

Basic grammar and the vocabulary, action verbs and expressions used in the professional lab will be taught

Special Features

Excursions to product manufacturers, guest-chef demonstrations and themed workshops will be included in the program.


All teaching in this program will be in English (or in French with simultaneous translation).  Course materials will be in French and/or in English.