Pastry bases Certification

The patisserie Basics training course of Lenôtre Culinary Arts School is intended for adults wishing to be trained, deepen their know-how or change their careers:

  • Amateurs and enthusiasts wishing to reorient their career
  • Young professionals
  • Professionals who have left the profession for a more or less long period

Considering the intensity of this program, it is essential that each candidate is truly motivated by the patisserie and gastronomy professions in general.


The Pastry Chef Diploma is registered to the RNCP (Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles). Therefore, it will provide the whole range of skills necessary to do this job. (RNCP34982, published to the BO on 14/10/2020) Discover it in detail ici.

The objective


Access basic professional knowledge in French patisserie, in 6 weeks. Lenôtre School passes on to you the basic gestures and essential techniques.

The pre-requisites


Preliminary requirements to be eligible for this course:


  • Be of legal age
  • Have a minimum knowledge base in basic reasoning (calculations and logics)
  • Want to join the professional environment of culinary trades

Our strengths



  • 6 weeks of intensive training
  • Classes limited to 12 participants
  • 100% success rate






The aim of this module is to allow students to learn the basics of Pastry catering and to master the fundamental skills.

Practical lessons:

6 weeks :

  • Make basic pastry doughs: shortcrust, tart dough, puff pastry …
  • Make sponges and whipped doughs: joconde, Viennese biscuits, « pain de gènes…
  • Make compotes and poached fruits: poached pears …
  • Make meringues or meringue-based batters: Swiss meringue, Italian, almond dacquoise…
  • Make basic creams and their variations: Pastry cream, chiboust cream, ganache…
  • Manage and organize its work (team work, inventory management, due process and method, production and conservation compliance etc.)
  • Assessment of progress

The Theory





Raw material and culinary theory

  • Hygiene and safety standards (both food and work environment) in compliance with environmental standards. Packaging, labelling, storage and preservation of basic, finished and partially-finished products according to the HACCP.
  • Tools used in cooking (utensils, large and small equipment). Organization, storage and cleaning of work surfaces, and the kitchen laboratory.
  • Daily stock control and storage of incoming dry goods and fresh ingredients (observation of the cold chain), cold rooms and freezers.
  • Awareness of the importance of a technical information sheet to rationalize the production and optimize the quality of the recipes.
  • Writing and creating a technical recipe sheet.
  • Selection of the quality of ingredients and raw materials for the recipes being created.

Practical information



Equipment and materials


The school will give every student his own set of utensils (knives, whisk, rolling pin,…) at the beginning of the training program. This set of utensils will be useful during your training, but also during your whole career.

Every student will also receive a mandatory professional uniform, that will include:

2 white professional jackets with the Ecole Lenôtre signature

2 professional trousers 1 pair of safety shoes

Usual timetable

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Every day, breakfast is served half an hour before the beginning of the training session.

The lunch is served from 12:00 to 12:45 pm.

This timetable may vary sometime according to the civil calendar or for some specific themes. We recommend to have a look on the hour timetable available on the begining of the training.


The Ecole Lenôtre will send you a list of useful addresses to help you to find a room, a studio or a flat to rent.

Registration and fees details


Training price list


Rate for 6 weeks of intensive training: 7.800 € H.T (9.360 € TTC)




Validation of Acquired Experience


Possibility of accessing the training via the VAE (Validation of Acquired Experience)

To access our training via the VAE, a VAE file must be completed to demonstrate your pastry experience. Each certificate is accessible via VAE. Following the assessment of the registration folder, the VAE candidate will be offered a training program corresponding best to his level and expectations. The minimum required to validate the title Chef Ecole Lenôtre is the achievement and success during the examination weeks of each of the 3 certificates and according to the techniques of the Ecole Lenôtre.



Registration terms


Given the limited number of seats in each session (12 maximum), we advise you to register at least 3 months before the starting date of your course.

  • Registration folder
  • The application for registration must include of all the following documents : Completed registration application form
  • Copy of an official government identity card
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

After receiving these documents, we will organize an in-person or Skype interview to assess your motivation and assess the necessary prerequisites to start the training.

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