Advanced French Patisserie Program (Postgraduate) (H413)

Program Description

Program Overview

Acquire the techniques that make French pastries famous around the world. Experience the special connection between food and life in France. Embrace the patisserie experiences and courses in French art and culture that will deepen your understanding of this great tradition. The Advanced French Patisserie postgraduate program delivers this and more.

Full Description

Do you want to learn French patisserie? Join this specialized French pastry and culture program, learn from the experts here in Canada and then live, learn and gain work experience in France!

Through this program, you will:

  1. Experience hands-on learning in both Canada and France with pre-eminent French chef professors in the country.
  2. Build your knowledge of French pastry and culinary traditions and embrace emerging trends in French pastry.
  3. Benefit from our partnership with Ferrandi Dijon, École Grégoire-Ferrandi.
  4. Experience the vineyards, cheese producers and local markets of France as your open-air classroom.
  5. Study in some of the best patisseries, bakeries, restaurants and hotels, where you will get attention, training and an inspiring experience.

After your experiences in France, demonstrate what you’ve learned through events, placements and showcasing your newly acquired skills back at George Brown College. Our faculty already have a reputation for excellence among French patisseries in Toronto and globally and this program and its unique opportunities will make you a sought-after employee when you graduate.

Program Schedule

The schedule for the Advanced French Patisserie postgraduate program currently operates from Monday to Friday.

George Brown College Chef School Student Standards and Expectations

Your Field Education Options

Benefit from our partnership with Ferrandi Dijon, École Grégoire-Ferrandi for an externship in France. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe will provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can be added to your resumé. 

In addition to more formal on-the-job work experience, George Brown College endeavours to provide learning opportunities with real-world challenges and clients.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

A knowledge of French patisserie techniques opens up an abundance of opportunities in Toronto, and around the world. All these options mean you’ll have a dynamic and varied career. This program prepares students for a global workplace and offers a unique pathway for international education and work experience.

After students complete their studies and placements in France, they will return to Canada with much stronger skills, a richer understanding of local and sustainable ways of working and the international experience much sought after by industry.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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