Culinary Arts Diploma

  • Reach the highest professional standards expected to work as a Commis

  • Learn and master all the fundamental professional cooking techniques and build your
    culinary knowledge using Alain Ducasse'’s philosophy as a guideline

  • Start your culinary career with an internship in a French restaurant and create your professional network

Launch your culinary career

Designed specifically for entry-level professionals in the food-related services, the Culinary Arts Diploma provides the highest standards expected at premium establishments. 

Learn core culinary & associated skills. Intensive modules teach advanced aspects of culinary arts with emphasis on skills-building.

Small group settings provide personalized, interactive and efficient training. 

Adapted to people who want to master professional basic skills and integrate into a professional kitchen, this intensive program mixes theory, practice and real world experience in the field with the goal of mastering all fundamental techniques.


  • Students wishing to launch their chef career
  • Career changers
  • Entrepreneurs


  • Part 1
- Cutting methods, bases, sauces, condiments
- Cooking methods
- Vegetables and cereals
- Test

  • Part 2
- Communication
- Poultry and meat
- Test

  • Part 3
- Management & administration
- Seafood & Shellfish
- Basic pastry
- Test

- Reviewing culinary techniques and intership preparation
- General final Test.

  • Part 4
3-month internship in a restaurant part of Ducasse Education's network.


  • Minimum age : 18 years old
  • Fluent in English
  • Pre-requisite : HIgh school degree level

Tuition fees

EUR 19,200.
Includes : taxes; lunches; complete uniform (2 Chef jackets, 1 trouser, 1 pair of non-slip shoes); a knive-set.


(1) This training is available via APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience Learning). Discover the process and download the case file.

For more information or for enrollment, please contact

  • Type de restauration:
  • Durée: 8 months
  • Lieu: Centre de Formation Alain Ducasse, 41 rue de l'Abbé Ruellan 95100 Argenteuil, France
  • Prix: 16.000,00 EUR H.T.
Dates des sessions:

04 Mar 2019 / 31 Oct 2019

02 Sep 2019 / 14 Mai 2019

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