Contemporary Gastronomy Signature Program

General

Program Description

This Signature course is designed to immerse you in chef Alain Ducasse’s phi losophy as it relates to contemporary cuisine. Taught in our brand new Paris campus, and with a bespoke, highly immersive curriculum that features 80% hands-on training, you will acquire advanced sensorial analysis and food pairing skills .

You will be taught by influential experts,who will lead you to the forefront of culinary arts innovation.

Outside the kitchen, the program also incorporates a package of management essentials and discovery field trips, where you can learn from – and network with – food entrepreneurs and celebrated chefs. Upon completion, you will possess the tools to launch a career as a chef or drive your own entrepreneurial project.

Duration: 8 months

Jobs and career opportunities:

  • Chef or pastry chef / Chef instructor
  • Entrepreneur / Consultant
  • Restaurant owner
  • Concept developer
  • Cateringmanager / Production manager
  • F&B manager / Food writer and critic

Program structure:

  • Culinary Arts Fundamental Techniques – 2 weeks
  • Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine – 2 weeks
  • Alternative Gastronomy & Bistronomy – 6 weeks
  • Natural & Healthy Cuisine – 3 weeks
  • French Pastry Arts & Contemporary Desserts – 4 weeks
  • Chocolate & Ice Cream – 2 weeks
  • New Trends in Bakery – 2 weeks
  • Gastronomic Cuisine & Restaurant Immersion– 4 weeks
  • Spirits, Wines & Beverages (Sensorial Analysis and Food Pairing) – 3 weeks
  • Management Essentials – 2 weeks
  • Field Trip – 2 weeks

Admissions requirements:

No previous degree or experience required

18 years minimum

IELTS > 4.5

Next intake - November 9th, 2020

Last updated May 2020

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About the School

Since its foundation in 1999, École Ducasse has become an internationally-renowned exponent of teaching culinary and pastry arts, driven by the vision and energy of the iconic chef Alain Ducasse. Now ... Read More

Since its foundation in 1999, École Ducasse has become an internationally-renowned exponent of teaching culinary and pastry arts, driven by the vision and energy of the iconic chef Alain Ducasse. Now part of Sommet Education, the world-leading hospitality management education group, we are delighted to bring our French savoir-faire and knowledge in culinary and pastry arts to a wider audience. We offer a complete range of educational programs, from intensive entrepreneurial training courses to Bachelor degrees. Our programs are delivered by passionate and highly qualified professionals, who know that an effective training requires a personalized follow-up. Read less