Culinary Arts Diploma, Short Course | Ducasse School | Argenteuil, France
Diploma On Campus

Culinary Arts Diploma

9 months
30400 EUR/full
22990 EUR/full
Tuition fee
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The Culinary Arts Diploma is a 9-month intensive program, designed for career changers and entree-level professionals wishing to launch their chef career or a culinary project.


This six-month intensive Diploma program is designed for career-changers and entrylevel professionals wishing to launch their career as a chef or to establish their own culinary concept. As such, it combines indepth exposure to a variety of international cuisines with a strong focus on managerial and entrepreneurial skills.

With expert demonstrations, field visits and master classes with influential chefs and Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, you will complete the program having acquired a unique toolbox of culinary and management skills – ready to accelerate your career or deliver your entrepreneurial dream.

Class Type

  • 80% hands-on
  • 20% theory

Culinary Skills Objectives

  • Receive, perform quality control & store ingredients
  • Develop efficient time management & multi-tasking performance skills
  • Master preliminary food preparation techniques & knife skills
  • Master classic bases, sauces & condiments
  • Learn & practice fundamental cooking methods
  • Learn basic French pastry arts techniques
  • Plate & serve final food preparations

Associated Skills Objectives

  • Comply with hygiene and safety regulations
  • Learn effective communication in the professional kitchen
  • Master use of professional equipment
  • Develop proper behavior in the professional kitchen
  • Develop skills to anticipate & administer an optimized menu
  • Learn general operations of a restaurant


Completing this program will earn you the title of “Cuisinier(e) spécialisé(e) en restauration gastronomique” *, code NSF 221T, level IV (FR) and level 2 (EU) entered in the National Register of Professional Certifications by order of December 27th 2018 and published in the Official Journal on January 4th 2019.

* This training is available via APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience Learning).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Culinary Arts Fundamental Techniques 
  • Bistronomy & Contemporary Cuisine 
  • Mediterranean & Gastronomic Cuisine 
  • French Pastry, Bread & Viennoiserie
  • Natural and Healthy Cuisine & Pastry 
  • Cost Management Essentials 
  • Field Trip 


Students wishing to launch their chef career, career changers, and entrepreneurs.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

English Sessions 

  • August 31th, 2020 

  • March 1st, 2021

French Sessions 

  • August 31th, 2020 
  • March 1st, 2021


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • No previous degree or experience required
  • 18 years minimum
  • IELTS > 4.5
  • French A2

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30400 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30400 EUR for the full programme during 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    22990 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22990 EUR for the full programme during 9 months.

Living costs for Argenteuil

750 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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