What are the eligibility requirements to join this course?
The only requirement to join our Diploma de Patisserie course is that the candidate must be at least 18 years of age. The candidate must have also successfully completed Level 12 or II Pre-University Course.
What is the duration of the course?
The Diploma course is for a total of 960 + hours, spanning across 5 and half months.
How does the admission process work for the Diploma Course?
Each year we have 2 intakes for the Diploma course. One in January and the other in June. The applying candidate is to request for the application form via email to begin their admission process. It is imperative for the applying candidate to know that admissions for the said Diploma batch fill up at least one year in advance.
I am not sure if I want to do the entire diploma program. What should I do?
The entire diploma program spans for a period of about 5 and half months. If time or resource is a constraint, simply sign in for our, ‘Sugar Art Classes’, or choose from our list of available ‘Weekend Courses’. This will give you excellent grounding in both baking and pastry.
I am more interested in Bakery than Pastry. Are the classes held separately?
The ‘Diploma de Patisserie’ course is a holistic hands-on training program in both baking and pastry. Therefore your diploma course with us will comprise both baking and pastry.
Is there an option for 100% vegetarian / eggless baking in the diploma course?
There is no option available for an ‘only vegetarian’ baking in our ‘Diploma de Patisserie’ course. The reason for this is because, most of the recipes used are classic and modern French which incorporate the use of egg as a vital ingredient. Other than eggs and wine, we do use gelatine as one of our core ingredients. If this is a serious problem, an alternative suggestion would be to consider some of our eggless baking classes that happen during our Weekend Courses.
I am an engineer/specialist in another field, and have no prior knowledge in baking. Is it still possible to enrol and learn baking with Lavonne?
Yes, of course! Prior baking experience is not a pre-requisite for any of our courses.
The Diploma de Patisserie is carefully designed in a manner such that students are taught the basics first, and slowly progress to more advanced techniques. The only requirements are being above 18 years of age, and having successfully completed Level 12 or 2nd Pre-University Course.
Do you provide food for the students?
Both food and accommodation for the students, is something we do not provide presently. However, since we are situated in the heart of the city, there are many eateries and restaurants in the vicinity to accommodate the same. We also have our own café in the ground floor that serves some delectable food and drinks, that our students can make use of.
Please also note, that the students are allowed to taste and take home their creation for the day.
How is each class or module conducted? What are the timings for the same?
We at Lavonne focus on teaching hands on techniques in classic and modern French baking and pastry. The program comprises of demonstration classes, practical classes, theory classes, tasting sessions, evaluation, assignments, field trips and other events all in accordance with the syllabus.
During the classes, our chefs reinforce basic information like appropriate storage temperatures and techniques, hygiene, recognising fresh produce, definition of terms and techniques, the science behind baking and ingredients used.
All classes are held between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
When is the last date for registration?
Seats for the said Diploma batch is usually booked off at least a year in advance. Therefore, it’s imperative to plan your pastry studies much in advance. Seats are booked on a first come first serve basis and is also dependant on applicable interviews. Hence, it would be hard to estimate the last date for registration. We urge you to register for the course at the earliest since batches tend to fill up fast.
What is the course fee and payment process?
The course fee varies from country to country. For NRI’s and foreign national students, the fee is slightly higher. Best if you contact the student office via email or phone for accurate information.
Do you provide internships or placements when the course is finished?
For candidates who are seeking internship, we will be happy to assist you in finding internships at either 5 star or stand-alone establishments across the country. Once the internship is completed, we can also assist you in finding a job at the said establishment. Securing the internship / job placement will be based on interview process.
Are the internships paid or unpaid?
The internships are usually stipend. The stipend amount is always decided by the hotel or the establishment where the internship takes place.
Are there any placements once the internship is complete?
Yes. Upon successful completion of the internship, we do offer assistance in finding a job placement based on the candidates skillset.