My dream for many years is to be a pastry Chef. After a career in law I decided that it was time to pursue my dream and come to Maison Christian Faure to take the 6 month professional program.
My experience at Maison Christian Faure has surpassed my expectations. I love learnt French pastry technique from Meilleurs Ouvriers de France from France, a master boulanger and an expert wedding cake designer. All of this was under the tutelage of Chef Christian Faure and our wonderful instructor Julien.
During my time at Maison Christian Faure I have taken the opportunities offered to me to work in production and to assist on the Saturday “Serious Amateur” classes.
These unique opportunities have shown me what it is really like to work in the world of pastry.
As I come to the end of the 6 month program I feel confident and ready to start my new career in pastry.
Thank you Chef Christian Faure
I have always had a very creative background from a fine arts degree (painting and drawing), to a product developer for handbags. Baking has always been a huge passion for me and after coming to Maison Christian Faure with friends for many years I knew that it was the perfect place to get my degree from! Having a great teacher helped a lot. Baking is a form of creativity for me and I am so happy to have learnt so much in such a short time and to be able to call it my future career.
I remember the first day walking into MCF being nervous, not knowing what to expect and how the people would be. MCF welcomed all of us with open arms and from day 1 I felt like I was part of the family! I can now say that after almost completing the program that it was one of the best experiences I did. I learnt the many delicious French pastries from a great/experienced teacher as well as Meilleurs Ouvriers de France from France. I am so excited to start my career as a pastry chef and will be pleased to say that i got it from an amazing school!
From the looking to this Pastry School, and starting my way to be a pastry Chef seems like a pretty sweet thing from developing and testing new recipes every day. The best thing, I learned is if you think you are interested to start your career as a Pastry Chef, you need to work as hardest you can and give all what you have nothing is easy to get, and to never give up on your dream.
I attended Christian Faure’s pastry school course in summer of 2016. At first, I was just interested in learning how to make various French pastries, but after tasting everything the instructor, had taught us to make, I can honestly say I was overwhelmed and being introduced to a lot of original pastry recipes that I had never known before. Everything tasted spectacular and our instructor made the learning fun and relaxing. Never felt rushed at all. He demonstrated his techniques and how to make various deserts, then set us off on our own to try the recipes while always attentively being close by if we ever needed help.
Maison Christian Faure Pastry School does not offer financial aid to students, and students attending cannot apply for government student loan programs at this time.
Most of our students pay for their schooling through private loans, student lines of credit, with help from family members or with savings and by working part-time while at school.
However, there are two scholarships available offered and administered through a different organization.
the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Foundation Scholarship Awards Program
the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program
The Professional Program requires a 500CAN$ application fee at the time of registration. Payment in full before orientation is required, unless indicated otherwise. Please note that a place on a course will not be reserved for a student unless the School receives the required application fee for that course. All courses have limited enrollment. The 6-month professional program fee is 25,000CAN$ and includes all required uniforms and equipment. Students are responsible for providing their own safety shoes. (10% discount if tuition is paid in full in 1 payment before the session begins)
Due to high demand, the School reserves the right to place students on a waiting list, even if they have already registered for other courses. Places will not be held unless applications are complete, including payment of application fees.
A completed application form must be submitted with your registration, along with the required application fee. All fees are quoted in Canadian dollars. Fees are payable in Canadian funds. The School reserves its right to increase course fees without notice.
Should a student wish to cancel his/her registration in the Professional Program, the School requires written notice of 3 weeks minimum prior to the course start date. If a student re-enrols on the Professional Program, they will be charged an additional 500CAN$. The administration reserves the right to cancel or modify courses at any time. In the event that the School cancels a course, any application fee or course fees paid will be refunded in full, or transferred to another course selected by the student. Any fees paid by a student whose application is rejected by the School will be refunded.
Academic Policy and Procedures Manual
Students will be sent a copy of the School’s Academic Policy and Procedures Manual upon registration. A signed acknowledgement of these policies must be returned to the School’s administration department prior to the start of the course.
All courses are mostly delivered in French and translated in English. Students are not required to pass a language proficiency exam and will be taught professional pastry terminology throughout the program.
To apply you must submit the following information:
A completed and signed application form or download the PDF
Proof of high school completion, or equivalent; a certified copy of a diploma or school transcripts is required.
A photocopy of government issued ID or passport
A 500.00CAD application fee for the program that you would like to register for
A resume (curriculum vitae) – no culinary experience necessary
A statement of motivation – a letter stating why you would like to attend Maison Christian Faure Pastry School and a list of some of your future culinary goals (500 words max.)
All students who have not been educated in Canada or do not have high school diploma must take the Wonderlic test, which is a general aptitude test.
International Students Tuition
There are no additional tuition fees for International Students.
International Students Insurance
International students must arrange for comprehensive medical and accidental insurance before arriving in Canada. The school does not offer medical insurance.
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