The Art of French Pastry KICA Ecole Ducasse ENSP


Executive Pastry Chef at École Ducasse


Brand Chef and Tutor of the International Pastry Academy KICA

Discover the fundamentals of French Pastry

Course program:

1. Theory module

19 basic topics on ingredients and pastry technics

2. Seven practical modules

42 pastries + 7 bonus recipes one bonus recorded masterclass on croissants

3. Two webinars

On pastry theory and trends by ECOLE DUCASSE chef MOF Luc Debove

4. Four webinars

On pastry theory by KICA brand chef Oleksandr Trofimenkov

Benefits of professional training

  • Improve your professional competitive advantage, increase your confidence and employability
  • Learn to make and create best quality pastry products highly demanded by your customers
  • Keep up with the latest trends and stay ahead in the pastry field
  • Network with other pastry learners
  • Prove your mastery with a Certificate from world reputed institutions in pastry
KICACourse details
1 March
Beginning of studies
4 Months
Course duration
40 classes
Quantity of products
Recipes in ready-to-print PDF file
12 months
Access to the video lessons and recipes
Course Chat
Ask your pastry instructor questions on the recipes
Course Language
Audio: English, Subtitles: English
Signed by the course author
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.
As a chef, Alain Ducasse has achieved global renown by never settling for second-best. École Ducasse follows this same single-minded approach to the quality of teaching it provides. Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, World Champions, renowned chefs, craftsmen, hospitality experts – our teams bring together a unique mix of expertise.
This is how École Ducasse has become an established reference point for excellence in education.
The École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie is located in Yssingeaux, in France’s Haute-Loire 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 imposing Château de Montbarnier, the school successfully combines heritage and modernity, offering pastry courses for all level of expertise.
ECOLE DUCASSE has created and maintains the highest educational standards in order to meet modern pastry trends, to develop the talents and personalities of its students.
Alain Ducasse
More than 1,550 interns & students per year:
• 1000 professional trainees
• 250 French students (reconversion CAP)
• 300 international students (2 programs, 2 and 6 months)

3,000 m2 of educational & administrative spaces:
• 8 pastry laboratories
• 1 demonstration amphitheater with 84 seats
• 3 theoretical and multimedia classrooms

A high-quality faculty for developing diverse skills:
• 10 permanent trainers
• 100 professionals involved (MOF pastry chefs, ice cream makers and chocolate makers as well as pastry chefs from the biggest French and international houses)

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100% refund if the course materials do not meet your expectations

If the quality of the teaching materials or the format of the course do not meet your expectations, you can request a refund for the course payment.

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Course Schedule

Module 1: Tea cakes

Module 2: Cookies

Module 3: Macaron

Module 4: Chocolate

Module 5: Eclairs

Module 6: Tarts and tartlets

Module 7: Modern cakes and gateaux

01 March - 10 March
Carrot tea-cake
Chocolate tea-cake
Lemon tea-cake
10 March - 15 March
Marble tea-cake
Pistachio financier
Bonus: Moelleux A L’orange
15 March - 20 March
Chess cookies
Diamond cookies
20 March - 25 March
Sable Viennois
Cookies with Mango and Passion Fruit Filling
Kipferl cookies
25 March - 30 March
Lime, Estragon and Olive Oil Macaron
Raspberry, Milk Chocolate and Salted Caramel Macaron
Pear-Dorblu Macaron
30 March - 4 April
Hazelnut Macaron
Passion Fruit, Milk Chocolate and Blood Orange Macaron
Bonus: Macaron Snickers
4 April - 10 April
Yuzu – Raspberry Molded Chocolates
Grand Marnier - Praline Molded Chocolates
Truffles with 3 types of coatings
11 April - 16 April
Mango and Passion Fruit Chocolate Bar
Enrobed Lemon-Basil Candy
BONUS: Exotic Snickers candy
17 April - 23 April
Classic choux pastry
Vanilla eclair
Coconut-raspberry eclair
Coffee eclair
23 April - 29 April
Chocolate eclair
Exotic gluten-free eclair
Bonus: Caramel eclair
30 April - 5 May
Almond shortcrust pastry
Camomile tartlet
Matcha - Cherry tartlet
Lemon tartlet
6 May - 12 May
Lemon tartlet
Apple - Walnut tartlet
12 May - 18 May
Chocolate shortcrust pastry
Coffee - Praline tartlet
Bonus: Сhocolate Island tartlet
19 May - 25 May
Black Forest Cake
Chocolate Cake Feuille D'Automne
26 May - 31 May
Strawberry Truffle Gâteau
Hazelnut cake
1 June - 6 June
Pavlova Dessert
Bonus: Gâteau Exotic
Frequently asked question
Questions on course

How can I submit the practical task?

You will be able to attach the photos of your pastry inside of course at the web platform.

What are the terms for feedback on practical tasks?

Tutor available for you during the course to give answers to the questions and to check your practical task within 1-2 working days.

What if I am not able to attend the webinar on pastry theory topics?

We are making recordings of the webinar and you will have the opportunity to watch the webinar at our learning platform later.

What success rate is required to pass the theory test?

Test has unlimited number of attempts. The success rate should be 100% of the right answers. In case you fail answering some questions, you have time to go through the theory topic again to find the right answer and after that retake the test once again. The purpose of this test is to not only to control your knowledge but also to refresh and memorize crucial theory topics better.

What if I fail the pastry course assessment?

Our instructor could ask you to remake a practical task and submit it again. In case if the course is already ended, by your request, you can extend the due date for submission of the homework for 2 weeks for an additional payment of 50 USD.

How long is the certificate of the course valid?

The course certificate is valid for a lifetime.

Learning process and certification questions

What if I have any questions during the learning process?

All course participants have access to the learning platform where they can post their work, ask the instructor any questions, and exchange their thoughts and experiences with other students.

What level of pastry background is required?

The applicants with any level of pastry background are accepted.

Where can I buy specialized tools and ingredients?

Find all the necessary pastry ingredients in our list of TOP pastry online stores.

What kind of certificate do I get?

You will receive a certificate of successful completion of the course in English from KICA Academy.

How can I obtain the course certificate?

You receive a certificate of successful completion of the course in case of submission of all the tasks in time of the course.

Can my course certificate be used for job applications?

As a rule, your experience, skills and a Certificate that confirms it - is enough for an employer.

The ordering process questions

What payment methods do you offer?

We offer the most popular payment methods such as Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

How can I get a refund if the course materials do not meet my expectations?

You can find our refund policy in the 'Return Policy' document at the bottom of our website.

Do you have any discounts for regular students?

Our company offers holiday discounts. Subscribe to our company's news at the bottom area of the website to stay updated.

Can I pay for the course in installments?

We do not provide this type of service for this course.

Do you have gift certificates for courses?

Yes. For more information about course gifting options, please contact us at info@kica-online.com

Other questions

How can I add the course to my wishlist?

You can add a class to your wish list by clicking the heart icon next to the course name.

Where can I leave my review about the course?

You can leave the reviews and your pastry photos on the course page from your account after buying the course.

What is the difference between professional recipes and free amateur ones from the Internet? 

Our recipes are made by professional pastry chefs, tested multiple times, aiming for consistent and high-quality results. Recipes from the Internet may vary more as they are often shared based on personal experiences and preferences. The outcomes can vary in different situations. 

Can I access course materials and videos after completing the course?

You will have access to the course materials during the year after the purchase.

When can I purchase the extent of the course? 

You will have an opportunity to purchase the extent of the course during 6 months after the end of the course.