Gastronomicom Culinary Institute has been training the next generation of gastronomic chefs for the last decade in a small, sunny town in the South of France. Students from all over the world have learned gastronomic cooking from skilled chefs, discovering new techniques and building on those they might already hold. French cuisine is famous all around the world for its passion to strive for perfection by respecting traditional techniques, embracing new technologies and ensuring only the best produce is used. It is this reason that French gastronomy was recognized by UNESCO in 2010 as part of the world’s « intangible cultural heritage ». Our mission is to provide our students the highest level of culinary education and forge their skills to reach excellence by offering hands-on courses in French cuisine and patisserie. There are endless opportunities across the world to embrace a successful career in food and we are ready to produce the next generation of top chefs. Our highly experienced and passionate teachers provide courses aligned with stringent standards of Michelin Star awarded restaurants. Michelin is the oldest and most considered European restaurants’ guide which awards Michelin Stars for excellence to a selected few establishments. Earning a Michelin Star is something all fine dining Chefs aspire to hold one day.
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One star: « A very good restaurant in its category » Two stars: « Excellent cooking, worth a detour » Three stars: «Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey » If you are ready to achieve excellence and fulfill your appetite for a culinary proficiency, check at our tailored programs and contact us today. The Gastronomicom Institute is an International Culinary Academy created in 2004 by professionals in Gastronomy and French Pastry. All of our teachers boast many years of experience at prestigious, high-end Gastronomic Hotel-Restaurants. Together we have channeled our knowledge and skills to develop specialized programs consolidated by the finest teaching methods in these four subjects. Programs here, at our International Culinary Academy, will enable you to learn the Arts of French Cooking and Pastry arts school at a one Michelin star level (the best reference in the world for high-quality Hotel-Restaurants or Restaurants). All the courses are conducted in English.
WHY CHOOSE THIS LEVEL OF TRAINING?
Choosing to take classes at our culinary academy will open the doors to many jobs in your country and as well as abroad. We also know that in most countries there is a serious lack of qualified people in the Food and Beverage Industry, especially in Gastronomy! The school has two state-of-the-art kitchens, each personalized to suit either gastronomic cooking or pastry classes, with tools found in most restaurant and hotel kitchens. The recipes you learned are based on the seasons and each week you will focus on a new area of cuisine or pastry, from entrees to filleting and cooking fish and bread to spectacular plated desserts. In cooking class, Chef Samuel will teach you everything from the basics, such as creating a perfect egg and Hollandaise sauce, to reinventing French classics like cassoulet for a modern audience. You will also learn the secrets of dishing up show-stopping meals using foams, gels and a little science. In pastry, Chef Cyril imparts his knowledge of the world of dough, chocolate, and dessert. You will learn French boulangerie classics such as baguettes and croissants, as well as mastering the art of tempering chocolate and creating layered cakes that would impress even Marie Antoinette. Upstairs there is a communal space to hang out before or between classes and classrooms where you'll learn to master the French language, with a focus on technical kitchen vocabulary. For those students who already speak French, a more advanced class is available to push you further. The school is located a short walk from the business center of Agde, a town on the Mediterranean sea, not far from the Spanish border. Agde is a medieval town, filled with narrow laneways and a fantastic Sunday market where you can pick up fresh produce, taste local delicacies and practice your French. Cap d'Agde is the name given to the sea-bordering settlements just south of the town center and where you will reside while studying at Gastronomicom. Popular with tourists during the summer, your accommodation can be found between one of the biggest sandy beaches on the Mediterranean and the main port town, which is filled with restaurants, shops, and theme parks.