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FERRANDI Paris is a hospitality school, a member of the Conférence des grandes écoles (CGE, which trains the elite in gastronomy and hospitality to be actors of renewal in France and abroad. FERRANDI Paris was created 100 years ago, as a higher education establishment (EESC) belonging to CCI Paris Ile-de-France Education.

The school has several generations of distinguished chefs and culinary and hospitality managers, known for their signature culinary works and talent for innovation.

Recognized for its level of excellence in all places and at all times, the school offers training courses focused on mastering the fundamentals, the ability to innovate, acquiring managerial and entrepreneurial skills, and practice in real-life situations:

More than a school, FERRANDI Paris is a space of discovery, inspiration, and exchange that blends cuisine, management, art, science, technology, and innovation. It unites the greatest names in the sector around the challenges of renewal in the hospitality industry and culinary creativity.

A standard-bearer of the French art of hospitality and a member of the Interdepartmental Council of Tourism, the Atout France Strategic Committee, and the Conference of Excellence in Tourism, the school attracts students from all over the world every year.


Train Actors of Renewal in Gastronomy and Hospitality

  • Offer sound, comprehensive, and recognized training courses for all professions in gastronomy and hospitality management, to provide tailored solutions that meet the sector’s needs
  • Accompany the transformation in the face of new consumption patterns, digitalization, technical and regulatory developments, and new managerial practices.
  • Contribute to the entrepreneurial success of professionals in the catering and hospitality industry, as well as those who want to perfect their skills or change careers.

Nurture Ambitions

  • Transmit the taste for excellence to our students and apprentices alongside our unique expertise combining tradition and innovation
  • Foster teaching and a mindset that stimulates rigor, curiosity, audacity, and the desire to innovate
  • Identify and encourage talent so that each person receives a rich and inspiring learning experience, both individually and collectively, to allow them to gain confidence in their abilities and make the best choices for their career.

Defend and Share our Cultural Heritage

Disseminate French culinary and hospitality skills, which are part of our cultural heritage, to inspire new vocational choices and raise up new talent.


FERRANDI Paris offers Unique Courses and Support

Each of our graduates is a desirable candidate for companies: technically faultless, responsible, able to work in a team and implement new, creative, and high-impact proposals.

Our Teaching is Structured around 6 Key Values:

  • High Standards to Fuel Ambition
  • Creativity to challenge codes, lead initiatives and stand out
  • Generosity to increase confidence, the driving force for success
  • Conviviality to encourage exchanges and team spirit
  • Responsibility to take up the challenges of sustainable development in our professions
  • Integrity all profits are reinvested in training students and apprentices in accordance with our historic mission of serving the public

Excellence, in all areas and at all Times

  • In palaces, lifestyle hotels, Michelin-star restaurants, bistronomy and food service
  • In high-quality cooking and accommodation
  • In respecting people and the environment

A School that’s Open to Diversity

We welcome young students from diverse backgrounds from all over the world, offering qualifications in cooking, hospitality management, service, and the table arts, as well as receiving professionals aiming to perfect their skills or change careers.

What matters is your passion for the demanding professions for which we provide training, your curiosity, and your perseverance.


  • International students:


  • 0
  • Student to faculty ratio:

    12 to 1

Campus Features

Paris Campus

A leading destination for business and leisure travelers worldwide, Paris is the historic home of FERRANDI Paris, in the heart of the Île-de-France region, with nearly 2,500 classified hotels and 2,300 restaurants.

In the Heart of the Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Prés district

25000 sqm of classrooms and labs in the historical Campus of Ferrandi
A Campus located in the heart of Paris, near the most famous places; restaurants, and monuments
A program designed by professionals in French cuisine & pastry and pedagogy

Dijon Campus

Dijon, capital of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region in central-eastern France, is a cultural destination par excellence. Officially recognized as a "City of Art and History", it has a vast 97-hectare protected area.

FERRANDI Paris, Dijon campus, a unique and modern building in the heart of the city

Nestled in Burgundy, right next to the heart of the famous city of Dijon and 1 km from the vineyards, our brand new campus is part of the new Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin.

Saint-Gratien Campus

At the gateway to the Montmorency Valley and eleven kilometers north of Paris, Saint-Gratien is close to areas of high economic activity.

The Saint-Gratien Campus, 5,000 m² of State-of-the-Art Technical Equipment

Built in 2014 by the CCI Paris Ile de France, the Saint-Gratien campus has a surface area of 5,000 m² and is equipped with state-of-the-art technical facilities. The building is part of a High Environmental Quality (HEQ) approach, with a Low Energy Building label.

Paris Campus

In the heart of the Montparnasse and Saint-Germain-des-Prés district:

  • 25000 sqm of classrooms and labs in the historical Campus of Ferrandi
  • A Campus located in the heart of Paris, near the most famous places; restaurants and monuments
  • A program designed by professionals in French cuisine & pastry and pedagogy
  • Two application restaurants

Dijon Campus

In the heart of the Iconic Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin:

  • A brand new, human size campus in the iconic building of a place dedicated to Gastronomy: International Cité of Gastronomy and Wine - Heart of Dijon
  • A program specifically thought around wine, cuisine and pastry by the best professionals
  • A renowned school ambassador: Dominique Loiseau (Groupe Bernard Loiseau)
  • A unique partner for oenology and wine knowledge
  • A housing option dedicated to students just a few minutes away from Campus


    FERRANDI Paris offers several programs fully taught in English both in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts for international students.

    Step 1 – Online Application

    Please fill in the application in the 'apply here' section of our website which can be accessed by clicking here:

    • Copy of highest degree earned
    • Passport copy
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Motivation letter
    • Reference letter (if applicable)
    • Copy of any culinary certificate or degree obtained (if applicable)
    • Proof of Payment for Application Fees (if applicable)
    • Proof of English Fluency (optional but recommended)

    Please note that to follow an International Program in Culinary Arts at FERRANDI Paris, you need to be at least 18 years old by the time your program begins.

    Documents must be translated into English by an official translator. Copies are accepted, however, original documents may be requested.

    After you submit your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email and your file will go under review by our Admissions team.

    Step 2 – Selection Interview (depends on the program)

    Qualified candidates for the Intensive and Advanced Professional Programs are invited for a 20 to 30-minute Online Selection Interview with an Admissions Officer.
    The goal of this meeting is to understand better the candidate’s background, career goals, and motivation to join FERRANDI Paris.
    Please note that Advanced Program candidates are also asked technical questions on the field of the program they are applying to (French Pastry or French Cuisine) during the interview. This is important as the program is addressed to experienced professionals who already mastered basic techniques.

    Step 3 – Admissions Jury

    We hold Admissions Juries every week. The Admission Board will meet to review your application in detail, as well as the feedback from your Selection Interview. We will consider all the formal aspects of your application, including your academic background, professional experience, and international exposure, as well as a motivation letter and, if applicable, a recommendation letter.

    Step 4 – Admissions Decision

    Decisions are taken nearly every week and candidates are notified within 48 hours after the Admissions Jury. Our Admissions representatives will notify you of your results by an official letter via e-mail. If a positive outcome, in addition to an official admissions letter, candidates also receive a document with the next steps for their enrollment.

    Visa Requirements

    EU students

    EU citizens and citizens of Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and Switzerland do not require a visa.

    Non-EU students

    Citizens of all other countries must apply for a 12-month Visa Long Séjour – Titre de Séjour étudiant (VLS-TS) (Long Stay Student Visa) at a French consulate or embassy or Campus France bureau. This will also allow you to work in France.

    Important Notes

    • You cannot stay in France on a residence VISA issued for another EU country
    • If you have a VISA (student or other) valid in another EU country this will not cover your stay in France; you will need to apply for a VLS-TS for France

    (You have a visa that is valid for 6 to 12 months that you need to validate when you arrive in France. )

    • If you are currently living in a country in which you do not have official citizenship, it may not be possible to apply for your visa from this country, you must return to your country of citizenship to file the application
    • If you are an accompanying spouse or have any other type of status in France, please make sure you check with FERRANDI and/or with the French authorities nearest you as to your eligibility to undertake studies and to do an in-company internship
    • Participants who require a visa are invited to contact the French Consulate or Campus France Bureau nearest them as soon as possible to find out what the application requirements are. Requirements and processing times vary from one country to another so make sure that you take care of this in a timely manner.
    • You will need to show a certificate of enrollment (the “Attestation” that is included in your admission packet, as well as other documentation regarding your ID, financial situation, etc. You may require other documentation from FERRANDI (for example a receipt for the deposit payment) – if this is the case, please let us know and we will be happy to provide it.

    Student Testimonials


    • Paris

      Rue de l'Abbé Grégoire, 28, 75006, Paris

      • Dijon

        Parvis de l'unesco, 12, 21231, Dijon