Culinary and Pastry School in Miami

Introduction

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 it's 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 ».

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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.

The Michelin Star ratings:

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.

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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 personalised 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.

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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 advance class is available to push you further.

The school is located a short walk from the business centre of Agde, a town on the Mediterranean sea, not far from the Spanish border. Agde is a medieval town, filled with narrow lane ways 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 centre 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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DISCOVERY French cooking Program

Campus Full time 1 - 2 weeks January 2017 USA Miami

This short program has been specifically prepared for “amateurs” or non-professionals who want to discover the high standards of the French cooking. [+]

This short program has been specifically prepared for “amateurs” or non-professionals who want to discover the high standards of the French cooking. Our main goals are that our students learn many new tasty recipes, improve their skills, take pleasure to cook with brand new professional equipment and enjoy their experience with us. 1 or 2 weeks with 4 hours a day, 4pm to 8pm, 5 days a week of hands-on classes. All weekends are free. Special programs based on different themes are organized for each week and are at your disposal upon request. Students work in pairs to stimulate and support each other. Teachers will provide students with many tips and tricks to create easily very tasty dishes, with a beautiful and impressing presentation. [-]

DISCOVERY French Pastry Program

Campus Full time 1 - 2 weeks January 2017 USA Miami

This short program has been created for “amateurs” or non-professionals who are passionate about pastry and want to move on to the next level. [+]

This short program has been created for “amateurs” or non-professionals who are passionate about pastry and want to move on to the next level. Our goals are that our students learn many new recipes, have a special and unique experience, and make the most of our highly skilled instructors’ advice. We do guaranty exclusively hands-on classes and a team work in pairs to help each other. Monday - Friday, 4pm to 8pm Thematic programs will be organized for each week and is at your disposal upon request. [-]

EPICURE French Cooking Program

Campus Full time 2 months February 2017 USA Miami

This program has been created to match both professionals and beginners’ desire to learn or improve their skills in French Cooking, by providing exclusive hands-on classes at one Michelin star’s level with highly experienced teachers. [+]

Enrolment Fees: $150 Supply Fees: $180 This program has been created to match both professionals and beginners’ desire to learn or improve their skills in French Cooking, by providing exclusive hands-on classes at one Michelin star’s level with highly experienced teachers. As an outcome our students can count on a savory recipes portfolio, a lot of new cooking techniques including our teacher’s secret tips, the development of their creativity and a once in a lifetime experience in Miami. The Program is made of 8 weeks, 5 days a week (Monday-Friday), 11am to 3pm. The first month the student will achieve the one month Gourmet program followed by a one-month program at a higher level. Starting the second month: 5th Week: Cold Starters, Level II 6th Week: Hot Starters, Level II 7th Week: Fish dishes, Level II 8th Week: Meat dishes, Level II Students work in pairs to help and motivate each other. Teachers will provide students with many tips and tricks in order to progress professionally. They will also make sure that the students achieve their individual goals. [-]

EPICURE French pastry Program

Campus Full time 2 months February 2017 USA Miami

We elaborated this program for professionals and beginners’ cooks who want to improve and fine-tune their skills in French Pastry at a one Michelin star level. [+]

We elaborated this program for professionals and beginners’ cooks who want to improve and fine-tune their skills in French Pastry at a one Michelin star level. Enrolment Fees: $150 Supply Fees: $180 The student’s outcomes will include a new recipes portfolio, more creativity, a lot of tips and tricks taught by our highly skilled teachers, the ability to work in team and a memorable experience in Miami. 8 weeks, 5 days a week of hands-on classes from 11am to 3pm. All weekends are free. The first month the student will begin with the Gourmet Program (see here above), following with : 5th Week: Breads, Viennoiseries, Doughs, Level II 6th Week: Cakes and Entremets, Level II 7th Week: Chocolates, Level II 8th Week: Plated Desserts and Decoration, Level II [-]

GOURMET French Cooking Program

Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA Miami

This short program has been designed for professionals or beginners who aspire to learn or improve their skills and knowledge in gastronomic French Cooking with our highly experienced teachers. [+]

Enrolment Fees: $150 Supply Fees: $180 This short program has been designed for professionals or beginners who aspire to learn or improve their skills and knowledge in gastronomic French Cooking with our highly experienced teachers. The intakes dates remain different if you are beginner, advanced or professional, please check the different intakes here. Our priority is that our students can make the most of our one Michelin star level’s teaching in various areas like creativity, team work, hygiene and professional cooking techniques. Students work in teams of two to help and motivate each other and teachers will encourage students to continually strive for perfection and to achieve their personal goals. 1 Module with 4 weeks with 4 hours a day, 5 days per week of hands-on classes: 1st Week: Cold Starters 2nd Week: Hot Starters 3rd Week: Fish dishes 4th Week: Meat dishes Teachers will provide students with many tips and tricks in order to progress professionally and learn new skills. [-]

GOURMET French Pastry Program

Campus Full time 1 month September 2017 USA Miami

This short program has been specifically prepared for individuals who want to learn or improve their knowledge in French Pastry at a higher level. It is tailored for beginners as well as for professionals. Depending on the student previous level of experience the intakes’ dates are different. [+]

This short program has been specifically prepared for individuals who want to learn or improve their knowledge in French Pastry at a higher level. It is tailored for beginners as well as for professionals. Depending on the student previous level of experience the intakes’ dates are different. Enrolment Fees: $150 Supply Fees: $180 We emphasize on giving our students a special and unique experience on a professional level, and making the most of our highly experienced pastry teachers’ advice, tips and tricks. We do guaranty exclusively hands-on classes based on Michelin Star’s standards of excellence and a team work in pairs to help each other. 4 weeks, 5 days a week, 4 hours a day, 11am – 3pm (weekends are free): 1st Week: Breads, Viennoiseries, Doughs 2nd Week: Cakes and Entremets 3rd Week: Chocolates 4th Week: Plated Desserts and Decoration [-]

Internship Program in Cooking or Pastry - Miami / South of France

Campus Full time 11 months September 2017 USA Miami

This course gives you the opportunity to learn gastronomic technique from chefs in two very different parts of the world, allowing you to not only soak up double the knowledge, but also explore double cultures as you start your culinary journey. [+]

- Enrolment Fees: $330 This course gives you the opportunity to learn gastronomic technique from chefs in two very different parts of the world, allowing you to not only soak up double the knowledge, but also explore double cultures as you start your culinary journey. It has been prepared for beginners, professionals and people who are seeking to change career, and want to learn or improve their knowledge in French Cooking or Pastry (one Michelin star level). This special program will give the students the opportunity to discover the beautiful city of Miami and also discover the Languedoc Roussillon region in the South of France. All of our teachers possess years of experience in top high-end hotels and/or restaurants. With two different places for the hands-on classes, students will work with different teachers with different experience and personalities, which will double their opportunity to learn. First Part: 2 Months in Miami (Cooking OR Pastry) Depending on their competency in French, intensive French lessons will be mandatory during the 2 months course in Miami. The course runs over 12 weeks with 4 hours a day spent in the kitchen on all weekdays. All weekends are free. The Program is composed of 3 Modules, 4 weeks each with a higher level of difficulty in the second month and the third month. Cooking course (1 Module) OR Pastry course (1 Module) 1st Week: Cold Starters 2nd Week: Hot Starters 3rd Week: Fish dishes 4th Week: Meat dishes 1st Week: Breads, Viennoiseries, Doughs 2nd Week: Cakes and Entremets 3rd Week: Chocolates 4th Week: Plated Desserts and Decoration Students work in team of 2 people to help each other. Teachers will provide students with many tips and advices in order to progress professionally and learn new skills. Second Part: 3 Months in the South of France (Cooking OR Pastry) The course runs over 12 weeks with 4 hours a day spent in the kitchen on all weekdays. All weekends are free. The Program is composed of 3 Modules, 4 weeks each with a higher level of difficulty in the second month and in the third month. Cooking course (1 Module) OR Pastry course (1 Module) 1st Week: Cold Starters 2nd Week: Hot Starters 3rd Week: Fish dishes 4th Week: Meat dishes 1st Week: Breads, Viennoiseries, Doughs 2nd Week: Cakes and Entremets 3rd Week: Chocolates 4th Week: Plated Desserts and Decoration Students work in teams of two. Teachers will provide students with many tips and tricks in order to progress professionally and learn new skills. Third Part: 6 Months internship in a Gastronomic Restaurant in France (one Michelin star level): For students choosing to do an internship in France, Gastronomicom will organize the placement in a gastronomic restaurant in France, depending on the skills level of each student. During the internship, students will receive a stipend of 436 euros per month, as well as food and accommodation. Gastronomicom collaborates exclusively with top-end Hotel-Restaurants and Restaurants in France such as the Relais-Châteaux, Leading Hotels of the World, and other Luxury Restaurants. [-]