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Since its foundation in 1999, École Ducasse has become an internationally-renowned exponent of teaching culinary and pastry arts, driven by the vision and energy of the iconic chef Alain Ducasse.

Now part of Sommet Education, the world-leading hospitality management education group, we are delighted to bring our French savoir-faire and knowledge in culinary and pastry arts to a wider audience.

We offer a complete range of educational programs, from intensive entrepreneurial training courses to Bachelor degrees. Our programs are delivered by passionate and highly qualified professionals, who know that an effective training requires a personalized follow-up.


The École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie is located in Yssingeaux, in France’s Auvergne region. Founded in 1984, it is the school of reference in France – and globally – for professionals in pastry, bakery, chocolate, confectionary and ice cream arts.

Housed within the Château de Montbarnier, the school successfully combines heritage and modernity, offering a unique family atmosphere. It hosts a number of prestigious culinary events each year, including the selection rounds for the Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition and the Festival National des Croquembouches.


Bachelor's degree
Food & Beverage Studies
Culinary Arts Delivery method Length Location
Bachelor in French Pastry Arts On campus 3 years Yssingeaux
Diploma / certificate
Food & Beverage Studies
Culinary Arts
French Bakery Arts On campus 2 months Yssingeaux
French Chocolate & Confectionery Arts On campus 2 months Yssingeaux
French Pastry Arts Diploma On campus 5.5 months Yssingeaux
French Pastry Campus On campus 2 months Yssingeaux

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