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A career change into the boulangerie and pastry field

Ready for changing career and moving into the boulangerie and pastry field? 

Are you considering changing career and moving into the boulangerie and pastry field? Employment in this flourishing sector is constantly on the increase and, with the right information, you can soon embark on a rewarding new project. Explore the different avenues for retraining and choose the programme that best matches your expectations and career plans.

Why switch to a career in boulangerie and pastry? 

Retraining to work in the boulangerie and pastry sector can open unexpected doors. Boulangerie and pastry professions offer a variety of opportunities for those looking for a career change. They are ideal sectors in which the skills you've acquired throughout your career can be put to good use in a new project. Professional training programmes in boulangerie and pastry can complement your existing knowledge and prepare you for the working world.

Becoming a boulangerie or pastry chef requires discipline, creativity, and a passion for this demanding but rewarding profession. With determination and commitment, your transition into this field can be crowned with success, whether by finding a job or starting your own business.


Which programme should I choose if I want to change career and move into the boulangerie and pastry field? 

Before you choose the programme you want to follow to start your career change, you need to make sure that the practical and theory aspects of the programme match your expectations and career goals. Le Cordon Bleu institute offers a range of programmes that will open the doors to the sector you are aiming for.

Diplôme de Pâtisserie with Internship Pathway and Diplôme de Boulangerie

Le Cordon Bleu Paris offers a comprehensive patisserie and boulangerie programme, suitable for both culinary arts enthusiasts and future entrepreneurs. Taught over 9 to 12 months, depending on the option chosen, the programme aims to provide students with the skills and experience necessary to excel in this field.

As a Patisserie and Boulangerie Diploma student, you will learn the basic techniques of proofing, kneading, shaping, and baking breads, tarts, cakes, and other pastries. Essential skills, such as hygiene, good time management and business management are also central to the programme.

Professional supervision and state-of-the-art equipment are all part of the package. All you have to do is apply! Cost of the programme: 42,500.00 €. These fees include the application fee (1,500 €) learning material, equipment including the Sabatier knife kit uniform and all activities.

Specialise in one area by choosing one of our two distinct programmes in boulangerie and patisserie.



Diplôme de Pâtisserie with Internship Pathway and Diplôme de Boulangerie

The immersive approach of the Internship Pathway enables students to gain in-depth practical experience and develop a holistic understanding of these two professions.

Students will have the same academic learning as those enrolled on the non-internship programme. On the internship pathway, the programme lasts between 13 and 16 months, depending on the option chosen. The 3 months of work-based learning are included in the above duration. The tuition fees for this programme are 45,500.00 €. Students can use the school's network to find an internship in a prestigious establishment.


Boulangerie and pastry workshops

Le Cordon Bleu Paris offers a wide range of cuisine, pastry, boulangerie and oenology workshops for all levels, from beginners to professionals. Intensive programmes, evening classes, weekend classes, masterclasses... as a student, you will have access to various workshop formats so that you can manage your personal schedule while taking part in the classes. In these workshops, you will benefit from the guidance of professional Chefs and top of the range facilities. Cost and duration vary depending on the workshop.

For those with a keen interest in bread and freshly baked pastries, don't miss the chance to give a gift voucher for a boulangerie workshop!