Diplome De Pâtisserie
Our Diplôme de Pâtisserie is recognized globally as one of the most esteemed culinary qualifications in pastry and baking. Programmes range from basic through advanced pastry techniques to boutique style desserts, world delicacies and precise techniques. The Diplôme de Pâtisserie is divided into three levels: basic, intermediate and superior, all three levels in pastry must be successfully completed to hold the Pastry Diploma.
Basic Pâtisserie is designed to provide students with a solid foundation to build their Pâtisserie skills and knowledge. This 3-month certificate programme introduces classic French pastry, such as how to make various types of pâtisserie like pâte sablée, pâte feuilletée and choux paste. This programme teaches students selection of desserts and pastries through practical sessions and demonstrations.
Intermediate Pâtisserie students will begin to master fundamental techniques, such as cake decorating, advanced chocolate work, complex entremets and gâteaux production with a strong focus on plating and presentation during this certificate programme. This 3-month certificate programme introduces students to implement all the basic techniques previously learned and apply it to more advanced levels of pastry.
Prerequisite: Basic Pâtisserie
Superior Pâtisserie combines all the knowledge, techniques and artistic skills previously acquired in the basic and intermediate certificate programme and encourages students to be creative with their work. This 3-month certificate programme is the final level in achieving the Diplôme de Pâtisserie and prepares students for their professional career as a Pastry Chef. Students will gain the utmost advanced techniques in pastry including contemporary plated desserts, tarts, petits fours, sugar showpieces including pulling, casting color and blowing, entremets design and decoration.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Pâtisserie
All programmes offer both a demonstration by our world-renowned chef instructors followed by a practical, hands on kitchen experience.
- Demonstration: Students observe, take notes, and ask questions as one of our world-renowned chefs shares their special tips and techniques when it comes to creating a multitude of desserts and pastries.
- Practical: Students follow their chef instructor into one of our state-of-the art professional kitchens. Here, students try their hand at creating the recipes using the demonstrated techniques with plenty of one-on-one guidance from their Chef instructor.