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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, Research and Innovation*.

*Publication in the Official Journal on 29 August 2019, diploma approval for the French campus only.


Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree certified by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
Length: 3 years full-time (180 ECTS)
Languages of instruction: French or English
Entry requirements: French Baccalaureate or equivalent qualifications
Start date(s): September or April
Careers: Head chef, Private 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
  • Culinary operations management
  • 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
  • Sustainable management
  • Team management
  • Marketing and communication of Chef
  • 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 these options in Gastronomic cuisine – International cuisine – Japanese cuisine and culture (clik to read our article) – Nutrition, Health & Pleasure – Reception Event Planning (in partnership with Potel & Chabot) – Culinary Resort Management by Club Med

  • Innovative culinary techniques
  • Restaurant design and culinary trends
  • Product chains and stock management
  • Managing diversity
  • Innovation management projects
  • Creative restaurant concepts

6-month work placement in France or overseas

YEAR 4 (optional): specialisation



New sauce making course
Institut Paul Bocuse has teamed up with three-starred chef Yannick Alléno, creator of modern sauces, to launch the “Sauce School”, a unique training programme dedicated to the art of sauce making to showcase this pillar of gastronomy. 60 hours of lessons are spread over the first 2 years of the Bachelor’s programme. The aim is to enable students to acquire an understanding of the principles and fundamentals of the French sauce tradition, and to master new techniques such as extraction or cryo-concentration, which are at the heart of the new generation of sauces, the building blocks of modern cuisine.

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 35 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…

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

Admissions and conditions

Two start dates each year

  • September 2022: choice between English or French programme
    Closing date to apply: May 31, 2022
  • April 2023: choice between English or French programme
    Closing date to apply: January 31, 2023

Admissions in 1st year

Selection: tests (5 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: 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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