School in France


Learn by doing. Learn through creativity. Develop innovative spirit. Acquire know-how.

Since 1971 trainee cooks and pastry chefs in search of excellence have been learning in our classrooms to turn their passion into a vocation.

Welcome to École Lenôtre de gastronomie. The school for great chefs.

As the inventor of modern-day pastry-making, Gaston Lenôtre was a creative, bold chef with a vision.

Chef Lenôtre was “born wearing a chef’s toque”. Through his premium selection of ingredients, rigorous skill and technical precision, Gaston Lenôtre always pursued excellence driven by a love for great tastes and pleasure. Sharing his superior skill and know-how with fellow chefs led him to create the leading French culinary school in 1971.


As a result of overwhelming success Ecole Lenôtre quickly opened to professionals worldwide looking to develop their own culinary methods and learn famous Maison Lenôtre recipes.

Imparting knowledge is a Gaston Lenôtre legacy and forms part of the brand’s founding values. With deep respect, succeeding generations of chefs share a common aspiration to uphold, promote and pass on the Lenôtre craftsmen skill.


Certification courses in cooking and pastry-making, advanced training course in bakery and advanced workshops for professionals looking to broaden their skills and tailored support to create value and ensure long-term food service projects: the Ecole Lenôtre, a professional culinary arts school, offers its instruction and values to further your goals.

Our services


Certification training courses

Learn the basic methods and essential techniques in cooking or pastry making in 7 months (21 weeks + 4 to 9 weeks of internship).


Bakery advanced course

The goal is to quickly reach a high level of qualification to let you mastering the basics of bakery making (level CAP) in 4 months (13 weeks + 2 weeks internship).


Basics training courses

Learn the basic methods and essential techniques in cooking or pastry making in 6 weeks (fundamental know-how and essential techniques).


Advanced training courses

Refine your skills and discover new techniques in training courses lasting between one and five days.


Bespoke training and consultation

Meet your needs with bespoke support from our team of experts.


Workshops for amateurs & team-building experiences

Learn to cook delicious recipes in just a few hours. Engage in team initiation with our Team-Building activities.



Investing in a powerful model – a Lenotre École, globally recognized for its savoir-faire.

A unique learning approach


We are committed to providing you with the basic methods and essential techniques needed to become recognized professionals.
To achieve this, you will experience how everything works at Maison Lenôtre firsthand during your training to learn about our procedures and trade secrets.
You will be an integral part of a demanding professional environment and experience the inner workings of Maison Lenôtre. All our training courses are entirely designed around practice and repetition.

Our strengths


  • A school with a personal touch
  • Maximum of 12 participants per course
  • Rooms equipped with all the necessary equipment
  • Carefully selected raw materials
  • Experienced, training experts

Our values


Respect for ingredients, expertise, time and people

 Ensuring Excellence in the flavor and aesthetics of products as well as in experiences

Sharing enjoyment, heritage and expertise

Our place

L’École Lenôtre Rungis

Since April 5, 2021, Ecole Lenôtre has moved to Rungis in the heart of one of the largest markets for gastronomy suppliers. A strategic location for optimal quality of teaching.

   2300 sq.m


    13 classrooms


   400 sq.m of relaxing break areas and food services


200 sq. m of bioponic rooftop vegetable garden


  • A stone’s throw from the Rungis Market
  • Easy access thanks to various means of transportation

Up to date

  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • A brand new building bathed in light


  • A space designed to bring people together
  • Comfortable furniture and green spaces
  • Indoor and outdoor food courts