Comprehensive training programme in cuisine and pastry
Le Cordon Bleu Paris has been training French and International students in the Culinary Arts for more than 120 years. Le Cordon Bleu aims to teach students all the culinary techniques to be able to develop their artistic creativity.
Training in the Culinary Arts in France can take several years and even more to achieve dual expertise in cuisine and pastry. Le Grand Diplôme® is a short (9 month) career orientated training programme for working in cuisine and pastry at level 4 (A level or Vocational Certificate equivalent).
As such, these lessons provide the perfect opportunity to learn French cuisine and pastry techniques which can then be applied to different cuisines from around the world. The Grand Diplôme® is the most comprehensive training programme available at Le Cordon Bleu. The programme combines cuisine and pastry lessons.
4 intakes per year: January, March, June and September
Languages: French and English
Duration: 9 months
Price: 49 200 € (fees include: uniform and equipment)
Hours per week: approx. 30 hours
Entry requirements: candidates must be at least 18 years of age and must have obtained the French Baccalaureate or equivalent diploma.
This training programme is taught by cuisine and pastry Chefs who have been trained in education and teaching and who have worked around the globe. This dual training programme covers all the French gastronomy techniques necessary for working with a multitude of ingredients and how to adapt them to world cuisines. Programmes are regularly updated to reflect the latest trends.
The diploma is taught in a private higher education Institute which specializes in Culinary Arts training programmes and leads to the title of Professional Chef level 4 (A level or Vocational Certificate equivalent). The diploma is recognized by the “Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle” (National Commission of Professional Certification) (CNCP) and registered in the “RNCP (Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles)” (National Register of Professional Certification).
Other French training programmes, such as the “Brevet Professionnel” (A level or Vocational Certificate equivalent), the “CAP (certificat d'aptitude professionnelle)” or Vocational A levels, involve 3 years of study to be awarded a diploma.
This is a profession based on passion; it must be learnt and then made your own.
Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute provides an excellent learning environment, thanks to its ultramodern equipment, its ever evolving teaching material and the pace of lessons, enabling students to reach this level in just 9 months.