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Culinary Arts Management


The Bachelor in International Culinary Arts Management will prepare you for a career as a high-level, creative and innovative manager working in the kitchen, patisserie and culinary events sectors. 

Degree approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation and Industry
Degree in the Culinary Arts (3-year) registered and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Innovation and Industry*.

*Publication in the Official Journal on 29 August 2019


Qualification: State Certified Level II (Bachelor) Qualification
Length: 3 years full-time
Languages of instruction: French/English or English
Entry requirements: French Baccalaureate or equivalent qualifications
Start date(s): April or September
Careers: Head chef, Pastry chef, Culinary entrepreneur, Catering chef, Culinary purchasing manager

Become an ambassador of the new generation of chefs 

Our fully certified 3-year degree programme has been designed to equip you with the skills to achieve your ambitions. We will provide you with placement opportunities to see the industry up close for yourself, and with our international options you’ll become an ambassador of French gastronomy and “art de vivre”.

You are passionate, creative, rigorous and enjoy expressing your own identity?

Tomorrow you’ll be a responsible manager at the cutting edge of the latest trends in the restaurant industry.  Our role is to help you acquire the technical, operational and managerial skills needed for your future success.

Course overview

The art of learning

Our learning approach is unwaveringly experiential and interactive, offering students both a strategic and operational perspective of the industry.  50% of your course will involve practical professional training in our kitchen laboratories and gastronomic, bistronomic, traditional and fast-food training restaurants. You’ll also develop your practical skills through creative projects and business games.

As the course advances, you’ll progressively gain confidence as a manager, preparing you to become a ‘work ready’ graduate equipped with the team, leadership, communication, analytical and decision-making skills expected by employers.

Culinary Arts Management

Course features*

*Given only as examples

YEAR 1: develop your curiosity and analytical skills
  • Culinary and patisserie techniques
  • Product knowledge
  • Managing a restaurant business
  • Human resources, interpersonal communication, modern foreign languages
  • Individual supervision of your career project
  • Nutrition and dietetics

4-month work placement in France or overseas

YEAR 2: learn how to reason effectively
  • Advanced culinary techniques
  • Food and menu design
  • Team management
  • Controlling and financial analysis 

4-month work placement in France or overseas and international exchange programme possibilities at one of our partner schools

YEAR 3: learn how to make decisions and develop your confidence

Depending on your future career project, we’ll ask you to choose a specialisation from one of 7 options in Gastronomic cuisine – International cuisine – Japanese cuisine and culture – Nutrition, Health & Pleasure – Pastry – Reception Event Planning (in partnership with Potel & Chabot) – Culinary Resort Manager by Club Med (work/study training specialisation).

  • Innovative culinary techniques
  • Product chains and stock management
  • E-marketing and customer relations: social networks, e-reputation, website
  • Creative project: pop-up restaurant

6-month work placement in France or overseas

Devenez ambassadeur de la nouvelle génération de chefs et restaurateurs

Why choose us?

You already have the talent, we have the know-how

  • At Institut Paul Bocuse, you’ll be learning from the best. Our team of 30 professional chefs includes leading figures from the industry and a team of  Meilleurs Ouvriers de France.
  • You’ll be able to experiment your skills in a unique technical environment with 6 kitchen and 3 pâtisserie laboratories, a bakery and 6 training restaurants.
  • Choose academic excellence with a Bachelor’s degree among the best Bachelors of French management schools (ranking by Le Parisien Etudiant).
  • You’ll be developing your skills by meeting the best chefs in the world : Michel Troisgros, Régis Marcon, Christophe Roure, Jean Sulpice, Michel Roth, Serge Viera, Yannick Alléno…
  • We’ll offer you fantastic opportunities to explore the world and open your horizons on one of our international exchange programmes.
  • Build yourself a solid and inspirational future: 100% of our graduates are in the job of their choice within 3 months of finishing the course. 

What can I do next?

Take your learning to the next level

What are the opportunities for further study?

View our postgraduate courses in culinary management:
4-Year postgraduate study
5-Year postgraduate study

Careers and opportunities

Perhaps your dream job is

  • Head Chef
  • Catering Chef
  • Airline, Railway or Maritime Catering Manager
  • Private Chef
  • Culinary entrepreneur

Or even…

  • Pastry Chef
  • Education and training consultant
  • Culinary production consultant
  • Catering equipment sales manager or sales representative
  • Culinary purchasing manager …

Admissions, conditions and fees

Two start dates each year

  • April 2021: choice between dual language (French/English) or English programme
    Closing date to apply: 30 January 2021
  • September 2021: choice between dual language (French/English) or English programme

Admissions in 1st year

Selection: tests (4 different computer-based exams) and individual interview

Admissions on record in 3rd year

Our Bachelor program is also open in the 3rd year, according to conditions, to holders of a 2-year higher education degree or equivalent in the world of culinary arts.

Selection: DISC test, English test, MCQ, individual interview, technical test in cooking or pastry depending on the major chosen.


A dream that everyone can achieve

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