NEW! École Ducasse and Escoffier Study Abroad Program


Start at Escoffier and earn a culinary bachelor’s degree in France.

Unlock Generational Knowledge of the French Culinary Arts Firsthand

Can you picture yourself learning from and working side-by-side with renowned culinary experts in France? Are you ready for the café-lined streets of Paris or Yssingeaux to become your classroom? If you’re ready to fully immerse yourself in these rich experiences, look no further than the Escoffier-École Ducasse study abroad program.

We invite prospective students, current students, and alumni of Escoffier to experience École Ducasse’s French culinary institute, opening up a new world of hands-on learning opportunities and mentorship in the culinary and pastry capital of the world.

Certificate programs are 8 to 9 weeks in length. Applicants with an Escoffier diploma or Associate’s degree can earn an École Ducasse’s 3-year bachelor’s degree in as little as 2 years.

Transfer your Escoffier credits to École Ducasse and earn a bachelor’s degree in 2 more years.
Get a 20% scholarship towards tuition for your first year when you apply with an Escoffier credential.
Gain hands-on work experience through internships and expert mentorship.

Walk Through Food History on
École Ducasse’s Culturally-Rich Campuses

Paris Campus
Paris, France

Located approximately 7 miles from the Paris city center
Easy access by public transportation


  • Brand new 53,000 square-foot facility
  • Four technical kitchens
  • One brigade kitchen
  • Three pastry labs
  • One baking and pastry lab
  • Sensory analysis room
  • Knowledge center
  • Open to the public restaurant
  • One boutique restaurant (lab)
  • Outdoor vegetable and herb garden
École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie (ENSP)
Yssingeaux, France

Located approximately 1 hour from Lyon
Yssingeaux is situated in France’s Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region


  • Housing in the grand Château de Montbarnier
  • Nine teaching labs
  • Eighty-four-seat lecture theater
  • One-hundred seat dining room
  • Numerous recreational facilities for students
  • A wide choice of housing
  • Spectacular landscapes and year-long leisure activities
  • More than twenty restaurants, bakery, wine, and pastry shops, and local farmers’ markets

Stand Out from the Crowd with
an École Ducasse Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts

Taught across six semesters, including three professional internships, this Bachelor program combines intensive culinary arts training with rigorous academic studies of business and management topics. The program can help prepare graduates with a culturally rich, traditional French cuisine background, ready to become leaders in the hospitality and culinary industry, or to forge a path as an entrepreneur.

  • Deep and well-rounded education on the art of French cooking
  • Applied theory and hands-on experience in the field
  • Managerial and professional training


3 years (3 classroom semesters, 3 six-month internships). Applicants with an Escoffier associate degree or diploma in culinary arts transfer into the program’s 2nd year.


Paris, France

Gain Specialized Culinary Knowledge and Market your Skills with these 8- and 9-Week Certificate Programs

Culinary Arts Essentials

Discover the fundamentals of French cuisine during this highly immersive and practical program. Learn how to source and select the perfect products and how to best prepare and cook them. You will apply traditional and modern techniques and discover the secrets of French cuisine classics.


9 weeks (including 1-week internship)


Paris, France

French Pastry Arts Essentials

This intensive program is designed for beginners and pastry lovers seeking to acquire an understanding of the fundamental concepts and techniques in French pastry arts. The student will acquire essential techniques for making pastry products to make the most-used basic doughs, batters, and creams.


8 weeks


Paris, France or ENSP in Yssingeaux, France

French Bakery Arts Essentials

In this intensive, hands-on program you will learn from some of the best chefs operating in the field of French bakery. You will prepare common, traditional, and special breads, while also having the opportunity to create leavened or puff viennoiseries. Includes company visits and sessions dedicated to design and photography.


8 weeks


ENSP in Yssingeaux, France

French Chocolate & Confectionary Arts Essentials

This program teaches the techniques that have made French chocolatiers the envy of the world. Working with renowned chefs and experts, you will learn how to apply the fundamental techniques for creating chocolate and confectionary. Includes company visits and sessions dedicated to design and photography.


8 weeks


ENSP in Yssingeaux, France



Our goal is to provide students with an enriching study abroad experience that takes their budget into consideration. That’s why Escoffier graduates can receive a 20% scholarship for their tuition fees for the first year at École Ducasse when they transfer with an Escoffier credential.

And while Title IV funding is NOT available for students studying abroad in this program, we believe that anything can be possible with a long enough time horizon and the right plan!

Request more information now, and our team of experts will get in touch to help you consider the various ways you might be able to make this opportunity fit into your budget and your life.

Auguste Escoffier

Auguste Escoffier was known as “The King of Chefs” due to his legacy of revolutionizing the restaurant industry, codifying French cooking techniques, and working to establish the culinary arts as a respectable profession. His leadership also extended beyond the kitchen as he contributed to social causes such as fundraising for retired chefs in need, dedicating his efforts to ensuring that chefs gained the respect and social care that they deserved.

Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse is the first chef to operate 3 separate restaurants all with 3 Michelin Stars, is 1 of 2 chefs to hold a total of 21 Michelin Stars, and is recognized as one of the “100 Most Powerful People” in the hospitality industry by the International Hospitality Institute. While Ducasse is among one of the most decorated chefs, he describes himself as an aesthete and finds true fulfillment in the creativity that comes from the art of cooking.

While both chefs have achieved legendary status as technical geniuses of the culinary arts, they also share the same passion for finding personal and artistic gratification in creating, teaching, and giving back to others. The inspiring legacies that they represent make them well-matched peers in the culinary world.
“This is a partnership Auguste Escoffier himself would be proud of. This joint effort is an homage to Auguste’s legacy of chefs supporting one another and always striving to learn and hone techniques.”
chef KIRK t. BACHMANN, CEC®, M.Ed, A.A.C
eSCOFFIEr Boulder campus president & provost
“We welcome Escoffier’s next generation of talented students and designed these programs to inspire and enhance their educational experiences by learning from our chef instructors, Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, craftsmen, and hospitality experts at École Ducasse.”
elise masurel
managing director, École ducasse

French Cooking Schools are Master Classes in Quality & Technique

Gain experience directly from French culinary experts.
Experience the food, sights, and culture of iconic cities
in culinary history.
Learn alongside a global, diverse student body.
Hone your language and cross-cultural communication skills.
French cuisine has a long and rich history that inspired many of the global culinary practices the world enjoys today. The spread of these practices began in Medieval times with an emphasis on abundance and presentation for nobility, and became focused on quality over abundance when the concept of haute cuisine was coined. While the evolution of French cuisine has been a constant throughout time, the foundations of French cooking such as using fresh, high-quality ingredients and presentation have remained in place, and continue to be celebrated and studied globally.

Are you ready to embark on your new international educational adventure?

Explore your study abroad options today!

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