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If you are a professional or a beginner looking to improve your knowledge of modern French pastries and French language, then this certified intensive course is the perfect one for you. Held in Southern France, you will be introduced to France and its art de vivre and immerse yourself in the pastry-making world. Learn how to use the French language in your day-to-day life, professional environment, and, of course, in the kitchen. With hands-on lessons, you will be exposed to cakes, breads, doughs, and chocolate during the program and you will discover the true taste of French patisserie.
Students are housed in apartments with 2 bedrooms, living-room, bathroom, separate toilet, terrace where you can relax and dine, and a fully equipped kitchen, which allows each student to be able to cook their own dishes and respect their culinary habits. Free Wi-Fi is available in the classrooms of the culinary academy.
Cap d’Agde and Residence Saint Loup is an attractive and dynamic resort that offers 14 kilometers of fine, sandy beaches, a pleasure 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 Club Saint Loup is situated in a park of 4 hectares of luxuriant greenery, a naturally preserved, spacious environment, dotted with ponds and lakes, just 5 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 2 weeks with 30 hours of hands-on cooking classes and 30 hours of French language during the week. The program contains only pastry lessons and you will get the weekends free to enjoy as you wish. During the program, there is an evolution with different dishes that you will prepare, incorporating more difficult techniques as the time passes. You will also prepare modern desserts at the level of one Michelin star.
Depending on the dates selected, you will be able to work with breads, viennoiseries, and doughs; cakes and entremets; chocolate; and plated desserts and decoration. Every day, you will practice French in the perfect environment to do so, with experienced teachers and locals that will help you use the right expressions for common scenarios.
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.
FRENCH TEACHER Education and Professional Experience: Graduated: Masters level in Modern Litterature Teacher at Paul Valery University (Béziers, 34500) French and History teacher at IRFA SUD, (Narbonne 11100) Teacher at our culinary institute in France since its creation Spoken languages: 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.
The closest airport is Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR).
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.
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