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Why France Should Be Your Dream Destination for a 6-Month Pastry or Culinary Internship?

Buckle up, aspiring chef! because here’s a taste of why France reigns supreme for an unforgettable internship experience:

Steeped in Culinary Tradition: France, a Wonderland Where Masters Work

France isn't just a country; it's a culinary wonderland. From the delicate art of French pastries to the mastery of complex sauces, French cuisine is renowned for its focus on technique, fresh ingredients, and exquisite presentation. Here, amidst this wonderland, you'll find some of the world's most celebrated chefs and pâtissiers. Imagine learning the secrets of a perfect croissant from an MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France, a title signifying exceptional craftsmanship) or mastering the art of plating from a Michelin-starred chef. The mentorship and knowledge you'll gain in this wonderland steeped in tradition will be invaluable.

Global Recognition

A French culinary or pastry internship adds a prestigious shine to your resume. Having "France" next to your internship experience is a global mark of excellence, recognized and respected by chefs and establishments worldwide. It shows dedication, passion, and a commitment to learning from the best.

Step outside your comfort zone; The world is bigger than the kitchen!

Looking beyond the kitchen, a six-month stint in France offers more than mastering techniques. It's a deep dive into the essence of food, from vibrant markets and regional specialties to the cultural significance of French cuisine. This enriching experience will broaden your horizons, language skills, and culinary perspective, shaping you into a well-rounded chef ready for any challenge.

APCA: Where Passion Meets Perfection - The French Internship

APCA is dedicated to empowering its alumni to reach their full potential. Our French internship program is designed to provide you with a solid foundation for a successful culinary career. With guidance from industry experts, a strong alumni network, and first-hand experience in acclaimed French kitchens, you’ll be well-equipped to make your mark in the culinary world.

Ready to push your culinary or pastry boundaries?

This program is designed for ambitious graduates of our advanced diploma programs to refine their skills and become industry leaders. For an additional cost, you’ll gain valuable benefits:

1. Guaranteed Internship Placement: Secure a placement in a Michelin-starred restaurant or a 5-star hotel (countryside locations) without the need for an interview.

2. Competitive Monthly Allowance: Receive an average monthly allowance of EUR 600.

3. Accommodation and Meals: Enjoy complimentary staff accommodation and meals provided throughout your internship.

4. Immigration Support: We’ll handle all the complexities of visa and immigration paperwork for you.

5. Chaperoning Care: Benefit from our dedicated support system throughout your stay in France.

6. Cultural and Professional Immersion: Experience French culture firsthand while gaining valuable work experience.

7. French Language Development: Enhance your French communication skills for both the workplace and daily life.

8. Travel Opportunities: Explore 26 Schengen Area countries during your visa validity period

Please note: The program fee excludes the following:

1. Round-trip flight ticket

2. Airport transfers (local transportation to and from the host company)

3. Insurance

4. French Consulate visa fees

5. OFII (Residence Permit Registration) fees (approximately EUR 60, paid in France)

6. Meals outside of working hours

7. Personal and living expenses

Contact us today to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

July 2024 intake open