Diploma in Pastry Arts

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Diploma in Pastry Arts

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Have you always dreamt of working in a chic patisserie, perhaps around the charming streets of Paris or London? Have you ever wondered how you can concoct exquisite and carefully-crafted desserts for a lavish, catered affair or a simple get together with family and friends?

Then jumpstart your career with Enderun Extension’s Diploma in Pastry Arts! Create specialty breads, desserts, pastries, pâtisserie, and confections in extensive hands-on classes as early as the beginners’ level.

After completing your program in Enderun’s Pastry Arts Diploma Program, you will be able to execute the recipes learnt with much accuracy, precision and confidence. These are the very qualities that you will need as you venture into a new industry where you can satisfy your culinary passion, working in world-renowned hotels, restaurants and bakeries.


  • Pastry lovers who may have a background in pastry and baking but might want to build on the basic foundations of food preparation or further hone their professional patisserie skills
  • Career shifters who wish to venture into the field of pastry arts
  • Entrepreneurs who wish to learn more about French baking techniques and associated competences necessary to set up their own pastry business.


Demo and Laboratory
Monday-Thursday; 7:00am - 1:00pm
Friday; 7:00am - 10:00am


  • 1 Professional pastry set
  • 1 Set of kitchen uniform with Ducasse Education logo
  • 1 Pair of kitchen clogs
  • All recipes and ingredients
  • Consultation sessions with Ducasse Education educators


  • Receive a globally-recognized diploma from the Ducasse Education
  • Acquire the skills to begin working in a pastry shop, bakery, restaurant, or hotel.
  • Master the ability to integrate pastry techniques and recipes in operating one’s own pastry shop.
  • Showcase the skills learned in an optional internship.


Application Requirements Enrollment Requirements
Completed Application form
Essay (minimum of 300 words)
Recommendation Letter/ Police Clearance/ Certificate of Good Moral **For Dual Citizens: Submission of both copies of the passports or Philippine citizen recognition papers
2pcs 2x2
Photocopy of birth certificate
Resume/ CV
For Foreign Applicants
Application Requirements Enrollment Requirements
Completed Application form
Essay (minimum of 300 words)
Recommendation Letter/ Police Clearance/ Certificate of Good Moral **For Dual Citizens: Submission of both copies of the passports or Philippine citizen recognition papers
2pcs 2x2 Fill out/ Submit the Student Information Sheet
Photocopy of birth certificate SSP will be required
Copy of Passport


SSP, iCard and Visa fees



About Alain Ducasse

Ducasse Education Founder

After 40 years in the restaurant industry, Alain Ducasse has become a culinary legend ranked among the Chefs with the most Michelin stars in the world. In 1999, Alain Ducasse created Ducasse Education to pass on his vision of cooking and to share his passion, know-how and skills with a single motto in mind: Excellence in Practice.

Hands-on and intensive programs

Ducasse Education programs are intensive, short and hands-on with 85/90% of practical application. Small group settings with a limited number of 10/12 participants also provide personalized, interactive and more efficient training sessions. These programs allow participants to reach the highest standards expected by the professionals.

Flexible education system to accelerate your career

With the support of the restaurant industry, Ducasse Education has designed a flexible practical education system for students who aspire to become professional Chefs and for practicing professionals who wish to upgrade and strengthen their skills. For every profile, there is a Ducasse Education program that will fulfill your expectations and your passion.

Access to an active professional network

The Ducasse Education community gives access to a wide network of professional Chefs. It opens the doors of the finest restaurants in the world.

Efficient and unique educational tools

Ducasse Education offers a range of efficient and unique educational tools in its Programs: Students Welcome Guide, Program syllabus, theory handbook, recipes, detailed schedules, PowerPoint presentations and evaluation & grading system.


Ducasse Education’s innovative methodology and pedagogy focuses on intensive hands-on practice in order to optimize skills acquisition.

Hands-on Workshops

The pedagogical organization during hands-on sessions is sequenced in such a way that students understand, memorize, reproduce, practice and ultimately master techniques. Main steps for the student include the following:

  • Discover new techniques step-by-step with the instructor Chef’s demonstration
  • Experiment techniques with the instructor Chef’s assessment
  • Apply techniques to professional recipes
  • Master and validate techniques with the Instructor Chef’s test

Theory Class

Relevant theoretical instruction will help students summarize and conceptualize all new data developed during hands-on labs. Main steps for the student include the following:

  • Benefit from interactive classes with the Instructor Chef
  • Extend knowledge with individual or group research work
  • Learn culinary & associated skills

Course Content


“Chefs don‘t become chefs just to earn stars – that‘s not the goal.” – Alain Ducasse

Confectionery holds a dominant position in the kitchen. Creating quality desserts is a technical, elaborate process that requires learning and mastering basic principles. This course will aid the students to lay the basic foundations of pastry arts vis-a-vis entrepreneurial thinking by tackling confectionery and bakery histories and likewise touching on the organizational structure applied and management skills needed in running a kitchen. After acquiring the technical know-how on preparing common pastry products, and experimenting with various recipes, students will begin to employ basic techniques and recipes used in French and international confectionery / bakery.

  • History and evolution of pastry, baking and confectionery
  • Kitchen staff and its functions
  • Baking equipment
  • Product orientation and identification
  • Baking principles of confectionery and bakery
  • Dough (sugar dough, shortbread dough, etc)
  • Crème (crème mousseline, chocolate mousse, etc)
  • French Sponges (sacher, genoise, joconde, etc)
  • Biscuits, Mousses, Ice creams and sherbets, Parfaits and granites
  • Basic principles of bakery
  • Yeast Dough
  • Laminated Products (croissants, puff pastry, etc)
  • Restaurant desserts (technical specificities, identifying most commonly used products, assembling, setting-up)


“The proportion of ingredients is important, but the final result is also a matter of how you put them together. Equilibrium is key.” - Alain Ducasse

At the end of the program, the students will be able to discover the management sectors that exist in advanced pastry making such as hotel management, food service, and boutique service alongside the specific characteristics relative to each one of these sectors.

It should be the student’s ultimate goal to master the different combinations of tastes and textures associated with the all kinds of pastries in each sector- entremets, pies, dessert plates and cake assortments. This course also includes building skills on the principal techniques of fruit slicing and carving and food presentation such as aesthetics and visual balance.

  • Classic and Modern Entremets (black forest, fraiser, tarte tatin etc)
  • High-end plated desserts (Louis XV, roasted pineapple)
  • Mignardises (macaron, financier, etc)
  • Banquet desserts (baba au rhum, opera, religeuse, etc)
  • Working with high quality ingredients (praline paste, almond powder, etc)


“The real evolution is to learn something new every day - it‘s very important for chefs to share what they have discovered.” - Alain Ducasse

It is the aim of this course to help students accelerate their career in pastry arts through the Superior Pastry Program. At the end of the course, the students should acquire the highest level of expertise for each specialty in pastry for hotels, restaurants and boutiques. Acquired skills are developed with 90% time spent in hands-on practical workshops with small group setting that allows personalized, interactive and efficient training.

  • Breads and Viennoseries for Hotels and Restaurants (ciabatta, lemon bread, kougelhopf, etc)
  • Best of Alain Ducasse Bistro and Contemporary Desserts (mister rech, melon and citrus calisson, nougat glace, etc)
  • Modern Entremets for Pastry Shops (Summer Zest Entremet, Scatterbrain Entremet, Enderun Entremet, etc)
  • Chocolates and Confectionery (chocolate truffes, mediants, rochers, etc)
  • Wedding Cake

Course Objectives

Pastry Skills Objectives

Receive, Check and store supplies

  • Receive, identify, and check pastry supplies on delivery (quality, weight, expiration date, temperature, etc.)
  • Store products by quality, weight, expiration date, and temperature


  • Read and work to a recipe worksheet
  • Prepare ingredients and equipment according to required tasks
  • Organize tasks in the required time
  • Organize your professional work station
  • Perform the required mise-en-place (setup and preparation tasks) for an a la carte menu, set menu

Perform preliminary pastry preparation and tasks

  • Weigh and measure out ingredients
  • Wash, peel and cut fruits
  • Use basic ingredients (eggs, sugar, flour, etc.)

Prepare the most important creams, doughs, and batters used in pastry making

  • Prepare simple pastry doughs and batters (basic, shortbread, sweet and choux pastries; sponge and other cake, crepe, waffle, financier batter, etc.)
  • Make complex doughs and batters (puff pastry, croissant and brioche doughs, different cake and dacquoise batters, etc.)
  • Conduct the fermentation process for leavened doughs
  • Prepare most important creams and their main derivatives (pastry cream, creme anglaise, Chantilly cream, buttercream, creme diplomate, light creams, etc.)
  • Make complex creams and mixtures (souffles, bavarois, sabayon, ganache, bombe, etc.) Pipe and apply batters and creams using a pastry bag, spatula, etc.

Make sauces, syrups, coulis and other decorations (finishing components)

  • Make sauces (chocolate, caramel)
  • Make syrups (for soaking, candying)
  • Make fruit coulis, preserves and jams, and marmalades; stewed fruits
  • Prepare frostings and glazes

Use simple cooking methods

  • Bake all kinds of pastries and cakes using the appropriate equipment (convection, deck oven)
  • Make creams using the traditional method
  • Apply suitable cooking methods to fruit (poach, candy, saute, bake, etc.)

Make preparations with sugar syrup and chocolate

  • Temper chocolate
  • Make ganache and simple chocolate decorations Make molded bonbons
  • Make dipped bonbons
  • Make simple confectioneries

Plate and serve desserts

  • Taste and analyze a dessert (temperature, texture, flavor, balance)
  • Check and adjust texture, balance, flavor of a dessert
  • Choose suitable serving dishes and prepare equipment required for plating Plate and serve desserts according to received instructions
  • Prepare desserts exclusive to Alain Ducasse restaurants

Associated Competences

“With cooking, there‘s always the tangible and the intangible: that which is in the domain of sentiment, of the individual. Alain Ducasse”

Comply with hygiene and safety regulations

  • Understand and implement mandatory health and safety hazards
  • Set up and maintain a clean work station
  • Learn how to fill out HACCP documents

Communicate and apply a professional code of conduct

  • Learn professional terminology for techniques, ingredients and equipments
  • Use appropriate professional terminology for specific techniques, utensils, and actions
  • Work as a team, as a member of a pastry brigade

Identify and use professional pastry-making equipment

  • Use suitable equipment according to the technique
  • List the main characteristics for each of them

Program Modules


Module 1 Pastry Dough & Batters I
Module 2 Pastry Dough & Batters II
Module 3 Creams and Sauces
Module 4 Mousses
Module 5 Sponges
Module 6 Custards
Module 7 Midterm Evaluations
Module 8 Pies
Module 9 Shortcakes and Cakes
Module 10 Meringues
Module 11 Pate a Choux
Module 12 Laminated Doughs I
Module 13 Laminated Doughs II
Module 14 Fruit Desserts
Module 15 Souffles
Module 16 Final Evaluations


Module 1 Basic Pastry Review
Module 2 Puff Pastry I
Module 3 Puff Pastry II
Module 4 Breakfast Pastries
Module 5 Yeast Raised Breads I
Module 6 Yeast Raised Breads II
Module 7 Yeast Raised Breads III
Module 8 Midterm Evaluations
Module 9 Classic French Gateau I
Module 10 Classic French Gateau II
Module 11 Classic French Gateau III
Module 12 Classic French Gateau IV
Module 13 Frozen Desserts I
Module 14 Frozen Desserts II
Module 15 Plated Desserts I
Module 16 Plated Desserts II
Module 17 Final Evaluation


It is the aim of this course to help students accelerate their career in pastry arts. At the end of the the Superior Pastry Program, the students should acquire the highest level of expertise for each specialty in pastry for hotels, restaurants and boutiques. Acquired skills are developed with 90% time spent in hands-on practical workshops with small group setting that allows personalized, interactive and efficient training.

Module 1 Breads and Viennoseries I
Module 2 Breads and Viennoseries II
Module 3 Best of Alain Ducasse Bistro and Contemporary Desserts I
Module 4 Best of Alain Ducasse Bistro and Contemporary Desserts II
Module 5 Best of Alain Ducasse Bistro and Contemporary Desserts III
Module 6 Best of Alain Ducasse Bistro and Contemporary Desserts IV
Module 7 Modern Entremets I
Module 8 Modern Entremets II
Module 9 Modern Entremets III
Module 10 Modern Entremets IV
Module 11 Chocolates and Confectionaries I
Module 12 Chocolates and Confectionaries II
Module 13 Chocolates and Confectionaries III
Module 14 Wedding Cake
Module 15 Wedding Cake Assembly
Module 16 Final Evaluation


May 14, 2019
Enderun Colleges, Fort Bonifacio
Program Fee:
300,000 PHP (includes all the ingredients, one set of kitchen uniform with kitchen clogs and pastry set)
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Enderun Colleges, Fort Bonifacio
Enderun Colleges, 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City, 1634 Philippines
(632) 856 5000 Local 505 | +63917 509 8183

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