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.
Located approximately 7 miles from the Paris city center
Easy access by public transportation
Located approximately 1 hour from Lyon
Yssingeaux is situated in France’s Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region
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.
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.
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)
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.
Paris, France or ENSP in Yssingeaux, France
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.
ENSP in Yssingeaux, France
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.
ENSP in Yssingeaux, France
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 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.
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