15 Day Pastry, Cakes & Entremets, Plated Desserts & Decoration Course in Agde, Hérault
Gastronomicom Culinary Academy, 8 rue des Moulins à huile, 34300 Agde, France
Culinary Course in France
A fantastic culinary experience awaits you in France! If you are a professional or a beginner looking to improve your knowledge of modern French cooking, then this certified intensive course is the perfect one for you. Held in Southern France, you will immerse yourself in the pastry-making world. With hands-on pastry lessons, you will be exposed to cakes & entremets, plated desserts & decoration during the program. Bring your passion with you and prepare to discover what the real French gastronomy looks and tastes like!
Students are housed in the “Residence Odalys Saint-Loup” in Individual studio apartment: Approximately 18 square meters, first floor. There's a living room with a sofa bed (140 x 190 cm), equipped kitchenette (ceramic hob, microwave), shower room with toilet, balcony.
Cap d’Agde and Residence Odalys Saint Loup is an attractive and dynamic resort that offers 14 kilometers of fine, sandy beaches, a pleasant marina with 3000 moorings, water sports and other sporting activities, an 18-hole golf course, and the International Tennis Club. You can conveniently stroll around from one quay to another on linking footpaths. There is a cycle track that goes through the resort towards Agde.
The Residence Odalys Saint Loup is situated in a park of four hectares of luxuriant greenery, a naturally preserved, spacious environment, dotted with ponds and lakes, just five minutes from the harbor and beach. A bus line, with a stop at the Resorts entrance, connects you every day to Agde train station, making it easy to visit the surrounding cities.
The length of the program is two weeks with 30 hours of hands-on classes during the week. The program contains diverse pastry lessons and you will get the weekends free to enjoy as you wish.
You might work in teams to help each other and learn together. Every day you will prepare a modern dessert at one Michelin star level. You will be able to work with cakes & entremets and plated desserts.
Pol Bertholet studied patisserie at CAP de pâtissier chocolatier glacier confiseur and Brevet de Maîtrise pâtissier chocolatier. He has helped Constance Moofushi Resort in Maldives as Pastry Chef and Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel et Le Suffren Hotel et Marina as Executive Chef. He is also noted as one of the Pastry Chef instructors in Ecole Ritz Escoffier, Le Ritz Paris. He won Silver Medal Ben E. Keith Show piece competition for two consecutive years in Houston, Texas. He speaks both French and English.
To make you feel welcome during your stay at Gastronomicom, they have chosen to base their culinary academy in the charming city of Adge, a popular tourist destination located on the coast in Southern France; a region that is famous for its history, its vast estates, and farms.
Habor and beach of Agde - 5 minutes
Montpellier, 120 kilometers - 1 hour 30 minutes by train
The best way to get to Gastronomicom is to take a flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris and then take the Perpignan-bound TGV train which departs directly from the airport and stops in Agde. This is the easiest and also the cheapest way to get to Agde.
You can take the bus from the residence to the school, it takes only 10 minutes. A bus line, with a stop at the resort’s entrance and at 200 meters from the school, connects you every day to the school and the city center.
A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.