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Ecole Ritz Escoffier Culinary School

Address: 15 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France

Description Ecole Ritz Escoffier Culinary School

  • Established: in 1988
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Age of students: 18+
  • Type of study: blended learning
  • Language learning: French, English.

The famous culinary school Ecole Ritz Escoffier was opened in 1988 in the equally famous hotel Ritz Paris, famous for its high quality and guests such as Marcel Proust and Ernest Hemingway. The school got its name in honor of the French Chef and restaurateur, "chefs of kings and king of chefs" Auguste Escoffier. It was he who stood at the origins of French cuisine: working as a chef at the Ritz Paris, Auguste Escoffier in many ways ahead of his time and revolutionized classical cooking.

Gastronomic secrets, heritage and style are what are sacredly followed at Ecole Ritz Escoffier culinary school. Schooling will allow you to get in touch with the history and secrets of cooking the great restaurateur Auguste Escoffier.

The educational institution personifies everything related to high French cuisine and offers a wide range of programs: from courses on the basics of cooking (cutting and cutting meat) to master classes of the highest level. It is noteworthy that the school is open for everyone in love with cooking, regardless of age and basic skills. The school offers long-term programs and certificate courses where you can get acquainted with regional cuisines, master the secrets of French pastries, vegetarian cuisine and much more.

The institution has great authority in the culinary world and at the same time adheres to the flexibility of learning, which gives its results - here you can learn culinary skills for both career and hobby. In addition, each student will be able to find a course with a suitable level of complexity with a very different duration (from 3 days up to 6 months) - master classes and classes are held here for everyone.

Talking about Ecole Ritz Escoffier, not to mention the luxurious conditions in which students learn from around the world. The hotel is recognized as one of the most beautiful and luxurious in the world. All education is conducted in modern equipped kitchens in the heart of the hotel: for maximum comfort and efficiency of education, students use all kitchen appliances and utensils.

Classes take place from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or 9 am to 5 pm. Lunch break is included in the price of your  program. A one week break is scheduled between each level.

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Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ecole Ritz Escoffier Culinary School

Program name
from 40 200 € / 6 months

Culinary Arts Diploma

  • Dates: January 8 - July 7
  • Duration: 24 weeks
  • Number of hours: 840
  • Language of instruction: English, French
  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: 40,200 €.

Culinary Arts Diploma - a comprehensive program that combines all the courses of the school for the study of French cuisine and baking:

  • French cuisine - entry level
  • French cuisine - medium level
  • French cuisine - advanced level
  • French pastry - entry level
  • French pastries - medium level
  • French pastries - advanced level.

The program is suitable for beginners and professionals:, on the course, students learn the basics of culinary art and secrets of high French cuisine in demonstration classes + in a large number of practical seminars and workshops. Upon completion of the course and exams, students receive a diploma.


Diploma in French cuisine

  • Dates: January 1-12, 04/04/26/07, August 26-29-11
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Number of hours: 420
  • Language of instruction: English, French
  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: 25,400 €.

The course is suitable for beginners / experienced professionals and includes a three-step baking study: beginner, intermediate and advanced. At the end of all three stages, students receive a diploma in French cuisine. Classes are held from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays. Entry Requirement:

  • Students over 18 years old are accepted.
  • Students must have completed secondary education.

Students will find a large number of demonstration classes, workshops and master classes. Tasks of the program:

  • Study of the basic rules of hygiene and safety in the kitchen
  • Learn French
  • Mastering basic culinary skills
  • Mastering the main classic culinary techniques
  • Study of the specifics of the work of Michelin restaurants
  • Mastering modern culinary techniques
  • Improving serving skills
  • Understanding how to choose the right products.


Diploma in French Pastry

  • Dates: January 7-12, 04/22/26/07, August 26-29,
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Number of hours: 420
  • Language of instruction: English, French
  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: 21,900 €.

The course includes a three-step study of cooking: beginner, intermediate and advanced level. At the end of each stage, students take exams and receive a certificate of successful completion of a certain stage. Classes are held from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 16:30. Entry Requirement:

  • Students over 18 years old are accepted.
  • Students must have completed secondary education.

Tasks of the program:

  • Discover traditional French desserts
  • Baking Training
  • Improving culinary skills
  • Learning the recipes of pastries and tarts
  • Learning the features of working with chocolate
  • Study of the specifics of the Michelin hotel.
from 25 400 € / 12 weeks

Short course in French cuisine for professionals

  • Dates: 03.20-22.03, 10.07-12.07
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Number of hours: 21
  • Language of instruction: English, French
  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: 1800 €.

Advanced course suitable professionals in the field of food service.

  1. "Cocktail Party"
  • Cooking Snacks
  • Preparation and presentation of canapes
  • Cooking hot and cold appetizers from delicacies.
  1. "Delicatessen"
  • How to cook foie gras
  • How to carve meat and poultry, cook stuffing and jellies
  • Secrets of serving ready meals.
  1. "Cooking Meat of Wild Animals"
  • Cutting, cooking and presentation of meat
  • Cooking side dishes and sauces.
  1. "High French Cuisine"
  • Study recipes cooks Ecole Ritz Escoffier recipes
  • Features serving dishes.


Short course in French pastry for professionals

  • Dates: 27.03-29.03, 10.07-12.07
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Number of hours: 21
  • Language of instruction: English, French
  • Age: 18+
  • Cost: 1500 €.

The course of the increased level of complexity will suit professionals in the field of baking and confectionery.

  • Regional Baking: the course provides an opportunity to travel around the country and learn the secrets of local baking. Mastering the skills of baking products and learning the process of fermentation.
  • "Desserts and pastries": a program to study the classic recipes of French cuisine, the preparation of chocolate products and decor, the study of the features of textures, temperatures and colors.
  • "Wedding cake and croquembush": learn the secrets of making the original croquembush and wedding cake.

Accommodation, housing and food

Upon request, the school may also provide a list of hotels, organizations and websites to help trainees find housing in Paris, both individual rentals and at a local’s home.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : gastronomy


  • Located in the heart of the Ritz Paris
  • Classes given in French and consecutively translated into English
  • 3 full sessions per year
  • Lunch included in the price of program
  • Internship at the Ritz Paris
  • Maximum capacity: 8 students
  • 100% hands-on classes
  • Certificate or Diploma awarded after the completion of each program
  • Uniform and equipment provided. Changing rooms & lockers
  • No administrative fees

Term dates, timetable and extra fees


Culinary Arts Diploma


40200 €

Diploma in French cuisine


2500 €

Diploma in French Pastry


2200 €

Short course in French cuisine for professionals


1800 €

French pastry course for professionals


1500 €

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and must have completed secondary school

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