General information

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Ferrieres' Ecosystem

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Programme Length

6 months

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Starting Date


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French / English

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Tuition fees

15 000 €


Through this Cuisine course, the apprentice deepens his theoretical knowledge and practical skills in French cuisine. He learns how to interact efficiently with the other members of the kitchen team and in the dining room, learning to use adequate professional communication and to manage smartly his time and energy. He shares his culinary skills with passion and generosity and displays creativity and boldness in enhancing the French culinary heritage.


  • Learn the culinary basics (shaping, filleting, doneness, seasoning, gravies, fillings, classic garnishes, soups, savory and sweet doughs, appetizers, meat, fish)
  • Make classic recipes and their side recipes
  • Identify the quality criteria in food items
  • Master the preliminary preparations (Cleaning, carving and servings)
  • Define the roles and positions in the kitchen depending on the type of the food unit
  • Distinguish hierarchical relationships from functional relationships
  • Categorize professional tools and premises
  • Identify equipment and learn how to use it
  • Identify and respect in-season products
  • Develop professional credibility and efficiency (professional gastronomic culture, professional practices of excellence, professional visits, PAP Diversified ecosystem, optional operational internship).
  • Organize your workday (define roles and work stations, make sure facilities, furniture, and equipment are duly maintained, provide your department with equipment and products, comply with health and safety standards).

Course Structure

  • The fundamentals of shaping in French cuisine
  • Eggs, doneness and egg-based sauces.
  • Differentiate the different types and breeding seasons of fish – filleting, preparing, and cooking.
  • Crustaceans, shellfish, and mollusks; Differentiate the different types and breeding seasons– filleting, preparing, and cooking.
  • Meat (poultry, beef, lamb, veal, offal); Recognize and determine their different cuts, learn how to prepare them, and master their doneness.
  • Soups and creamy soups.
  • Classics of French cuisine.
  • The plating of French cuisine classics.
  • Presentation of the student’s recipe (region, country) according to the techniques learned.
  • Sauces and side dishes.
  • Meat and fish.
  • Traditional desserts
  • Fresh pasta and dumplings; Preparation and cooking of different pasta and dumplings: their standard fillings and sauces.
  • French seasonal products.
  • Vegetables; Recognize vegetables, shape them, cook French recipes. Respect the different seasons.

Pedagogic Method:

  • Learn
  • Understand
  • Practice
  • Assess
  • Control


Romain Gourmoud
Instructor Chef
Instructor Award LHC "Qualified learning facilitator level 2 & 3". Léon restaurant, two Michelin-starred restaurant, kitchen brigade headed by MOF Chef Joseph Viola, Lyon.
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Patrick Juhel
Executive Chef
Best Craftsmen in France (Meilleur Ouvrier de France – MOF) - Cuisine 2000. Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole.
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Admissions Requirements

This certificate course is open to 18-year-old applicants and above wishing to further their experience and expand their skill set, or those shifting to another area of expertise and who do not have a standard academic background. If you wish to apply for this programme, kindly create an online profile, upload your CV, cover letter, and a copy of your ID card. An interview with our academic board will be scheduled after we process your file.

Cost: 15000 euros*
Tuition fee funding assistance/ Possibility of scholarship.

* Admission fees, knife kit, and uniforms included.

Career prospects

Possibility to progress within the kitchen team as a commis

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Mise à jour le 13/12/2022