Under the supervision of Chef Instructors, lessons are divided into two parts:
- Culinary demonstrations in front of the whole class where students become familiar with techniques taught by the Chefs
- Practical classes where they practise the techniques learnt during the demonstration at individual work stations
The Grand Diplôme covers two disciplines: cuisine and pastry. Each discipline is made up of three levels:
- Basic level
- Intermediate level
- Superior level
For each level successfully completed, students are awarded a certificate to prove their skills. To obtain the Grand Diplôme®, students must successfully complete Superior level in each discipline.