6 weeks course

CUISINE & CULTURE: combining traditional French gastronomy with a genuinely enriching personal experience.


Cuisine & Culture ProgramCuisine & Culture Program 

This intensive six-week program is for the discerning amateur with a passion for food. The CUISINE & CULTURE program is much than an introduction to gastronomy.

You will receive expert teaching that combines demonstrations with hand-on practice. Using only quality products, you will be given a grounding in the fundamentals of French cuisine (cutting, cooking, combinations of products and flavors, dish presentation, balanced recipes, etc.), providing platform for you to move on to more advanced techniques if you wish.

A series of cultural outings and meetings with leading professionals in the region - a key part of the program - provides participants with an excellent opportunity to discover the riches of our gastronomic heritage.

Session 2017:
  • From May 2 to June 9, 2017

"I’ve quite my last job to pursue a career in culinary arts and I chose the Institut Paul Bocuse because it is the heart of gastronomy, founded by Paul Bocuse the soul of food in my opinion. There is no other place I’d rather be than come and learn here. The Chefs are very friendly, they give you everything that you need, a lots of technics and knowledge, and then you can create your own way of cooking. There are no word to really describe the CUISINE & CULTURE program. I would say that it is fun, incredible and knowledgeable. After that I will apply for a job in Lyon to work with French Chefs. Then, I might come back to participate in the Intensive CULINARY program for professionals."
Rachel (Lebanon)

"Overall a top notch program! The level of professionalism and amount of learning was very impressive! I can't thank you enough for everything. It really was an amazing time. I enjoyed every day of the course."

Lee (Norway)


For your comfort, as well as that your family and friends, the Institut Paul Bocuse proposes convenient "apartment hotels" accommodation.

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Institut Paul Bocuse

Château du Vivier - Ecully - France
Tel: +33 (0)4 72 18 02 20

20, place Bellecour - Lyon - France
Tel: +33 (0)4 78 37 23 02

Information and reservations

Katy Couilloud
Tél: +33 (0)4 72 18 09 88
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