Do you want to change career and become a pastry chef?
The Paris School of Bakery and Patisserie prepares adults retraining, who want to learn a new trade, with the Patisserie CAP. The students’ time is split between the school and the company. Students with this level of training can start working as a pastry chef, patisserie shop manager, or artisan patisserie creator.
The school follows the French National Curriculum for the CAP, which contains professional subjects (professional practice, technology, applied sciences, etc.) as well as general teaching (mathematics, French, English, etc.).
- Short session: 13 weeks at the EBP + 3 to 5 weeks’ internship
- Long session: 13 weeks at the EBP + 12 to 13 weeks’ internship
Whether you choose a short or long session depends on your career plan as a pastry chef and your original profession.
Rhythm of study:
2 weeks at the EBP and 2 weeks with the company.
Adults aged over 25
Conditions of admission:
- be over 25 years of age;
- have followed an immersion course of at least 5 days in a patisserie;
- have French citizenship, or an official residency card, or a visa that authorizes them to work in France for foreign candidates.
Send a complete application file, with all the supporting documents requested.
Attend an information meeting followed by an individual interview to present your business plan/career plan.
Your application will be reviewed by the admissions board.
Deadline for submitting applications in cases where student finance has been requested: 4 months before the start of the course; or 15 days before the start of the course in the case of self-financing (subject to available places).
Application files sent: 6 months before the start of the course.
Start of academic year:
- Short sessions: between January and June
- Long sessions: between September and November
- Sessions in September, November, and January: Exam in May and June
- June session: Final exam in September
This course is not free of charge and is not subsidized by Pôle Emploi or the Regional council.
- Students are required to buy professional clothes and a briefcase (cost approx. €350)
- If you are an employee, you can request financial support from a variety of bodies (Fongecif, OPCA (OPCALIM, FAF TT), etc.)
- If you are a jobseeker in France, ask your Pôle Emploi advisor for advice regarding AIF financing
- If you don’t have at least a level-5 qualification recognized by the French National Education system or level 4 recognized by RNCP (Répertoire National de Compétences Professionnelles – national registry of professional skills
- if you are an international candidate, you must follow a general teaching module that is only available for long sessions
- An English module is compulsory unless you can provide proof of qualifications that featured an English evaluation
Fatima Francisco +33 (0)1 53 02 93 77