Since its inception 100 years ago, Ferrandi Paris has earned an international reputation as one of the premier culinary and hospitality schools in the world.

Nicknamed ‘the Harvard of gastronomy’, it has trained generations of groundbreaking chefs and entrepreneurs at its historic campus in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood of Paris.

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Founded in 1920 by the Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ferrandi is the only school in France to offer the full range of degree and certification programs in the culinary and hospitality arts, from vocational training to the master’s degree level, in addition to international programmes.

The school takes pride in its 98 per cent exam pass rate, which is the highest in France for degrees and certifications in the sector. No matter the level, a Ferrandi education is rigorous and combines mastering the basics with an emphasis on innovation, management and entrepreneurial skills, and hands-on experience in a professional environment.

The school trains 2,200 apprentices and students each year, in addition to 300 international students from more than 30 countries worldwide. And that’s not to mention the 2, 000 adults who come to the school to perfect their skills or change careers. The one hundred instructors at the school are all highly qualified: several have received prominent culinary awards and distinctions, such as Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France).

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