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French Patisserie
Graduate Certificate of Advanced French Patisserie
Graduate Certificate of Advanced French Patisserie

Graduate Certificate of Advanced French Patisserie

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in Baking, Pastry Arts or Culinary Management


  • One-year Certificate in Baking, Pastry Arts, Patisserie Apprenticeship AND a minimum one-year of relevant work experience (resume and references required)


  • A Diploma or Bachelor's Degree in an unrelated field AND a minimum of one-year full-time relevant work experience (resume and references required)

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 9
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 84 (online) minimum 21 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 85
  • PTE (Academic), 60, overall minimum
    55 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 70 overall (writing 60)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)
  • George Brown Admissions Test (Mature applicants only), Not Available
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 115

Course Information

Do you want to learn French patisserie? Join this specialized French pastry and culture program, learn from the experts here in Canada and then live, learn and gain work experience in France!

Through this program, you will:

  • Experience hands-on learning in both Canada and France with pre-eminent French chef professors in the country.

  • Build your knowledge of French pastry and culinary traditions and embrace emerging trends in French pastry.

  • Benefit from our partnership with École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie (ENSP), the world-famous Ducasse school, one of France’s finest pastry chef schools.

  • Experience the vineyards, cheese producers and local markets of France as your open-air classroom.

  • Study in some of the best patisseries, bakeries, restaurants and hotels, where you will get attention, training and an inspiring experience.

After your experiences in France, demonstrate what you’ve learned through events, placements and showcasing your newly acquired skills back at George Brown College. Our faculty already have a reputation for excellence among French patisseries in Toronto and globally and this program and its unique opportunities will make you a sought-after employee when you graduate.

Code: H413

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Required Courses


  • semester courses

  • HOSF4021, Advanced French Pastry – Theory & Practical (* Part 1)

  • HOSF4025, French Language

  • HOSF4027, Gastronomy

  • HOSF4031, Advanced French Pastry II (* IN FRANCE)


  • semester courses

  • HOSF4032, Externship (* IN FRANCE)

  • HOSF4021, Advanced French Pastry – Theory & Practical (* Part 2)


  • semester courses

  • HOSF4041, Integrated Marketing Management

  • HOSF4042, Patisserie Capstone

  • HOSF4026, Art and Design

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A knowledge of French patisserie techniques opens up an abundance of opportunities in Toronto, and around the world. All these options mean you’ll have a dynamic and varied career. This program prepares students for a global workplace and offers a unique pathway for international education and work experience.

After students complete their studies and placements in France they will return to Canada with much stronger skills, a richer understanding of local and sustainable ways of working, and the international experience much sought after by industrya

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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