ESCF Ferrandi Cuisine Program - February 2011

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Hello,
Has anyone applied for the ESCF Ferrandi cuisine program for the February 2011 term? I applied at the end of September and I'm very anxious to hear back. 

Please let me know,

Thanks,

p.s I started a Facebook group, hoping to get some more info from applicants or ex-culinary students. As of now I'm the only member!!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=165496780134248
 
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i was doing some research on culinary schools with a concentration in Baking and Pastry and Ferrandi comes highly recommended! I am applying for sept 2011 too, just waiting on my recommendation. There is a guy on chef talk who says he is in the program and apparently it sucks. Now whether its true or not, i dont know. I wanna go to ferrandi because of french pastry skills then i would like to open up my own little cake shop
 
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Hi Bardi,

I tried to join your group today in FB :) Someone need to approve me as it is closed group.

I'm in for Patisserie program in February 2011. 
 
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Hello,

I am applying for the September slot as well. I haven't submitted anything yet, but I am working on it. I would like to concentrate in Pastry. Does anyone have advice about housing or finding apartments (if I were accepted)? I have no professional culinary background so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Hi there!

I've just been accepted into the Professional French Pastry & Bread Baking program at ESCF Ferrandi for September 2011 semester. Is there any only who also got accepted and will be attending the course in September?? Hope to cu guys there in September 2011.

Cheers!
 
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Congratulations! I applied for the course as well, but have yet to hear from them.... :( 

Did they email you?
 
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I wish! I am still waiting on my freakin passport. Grrr!  Hopefully, I will get everything in before the sept session is full.  Does anyone how many spots are left for cuisine?
 
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Hi Spagetti07 - I'll also be attending the Sept 11 session of ESCF's pastry program.
 
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hi feebs and mashav,

i was wondering when you guys got your acceptance letters? i think i might not have gotten in :( ....
 
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Hi! I am also attending the September 11 session of the pastry program :)
 
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I got an email with the letter and it's supposed to be sent by post as well. In the meantime they're waiting for me to pass the first payment. I guess you could be on a waiting list couz they're waiting till the end of April for people to pay.. am I right?

Didn't anyone here apply for the culinary program?

what are your plans regarding an apartment etc?
 
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Hi feebs & cait - Congratulations!! I will cu guys at the school or we can arrange to meet before then. I'm planning to be in Paris to find suitable apartment to stay or share with other students (hopefully from the same class). I talked to Stephanie about the list of accommodation she will send to us in the upcoming weeks. But still haven't heard back from her on this. So right now I'm looking for an apartment to stay during my course via some online website. When do you plan to be in Paris? I am planning to be there a week earlier in August before the start date of the Pastry course.
Feel free to email or add me on FB.
Btw, where are you guys from? I'm from Thailand.
 
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@Mashav Congratulation to you too!! Hope to see you in Paris in Aug'11. Have you already plan when you will be in Paris?? Probably we can all arrange to meet and introduce each other before our classes start. For housing, I'm looking for a studio room in an apartment in a little bit out of Paris (20-30 mins travel by Train) as I read many online posts and blogs and they are said to be mug cheaper cost than staying right in Paris. Let me know if you plan to be there early, so we all get to meet each other (a small gathering) then.

(sorry I just read your post and realized you were inviting me to be added to your FB. I have added you now so we can have a chat.)

@TheUnknowCook I've read many posts and feedback & reviews from many blogs and personal comment online before choosing to apply to ESCF Ferrandi. But you an never know the truth or judging it until you there yourself. So once I started my course, I will then be able to share my thought and experiences with you and others. Thanks for your comment on this.
 
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I will be happy to meet with you guys before beginning of the course.

I see everyone here are pastry students! what about some culinary people?

On the housing - I would probably prefer finding a smaller place in the city center so I can be close to everything, though I know it is more expensive. And anyway, I understand that living in Tel-Aviv (where I'm from) costs about the same so what the hack? ;)

I have tuns of questions still yet to be answered, some of them I sent to Stephanie and waiting for a response from her. Did any of you got some answers along the applications process that can be helpful to others as well?
 
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Mashav - Nice chatting with you on FB. It's good to get to know someone who is going in the same direction (destination) at least. ^_^
 
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For your questions, I'd suggest you email and call Stephanie and confirm to her that you will be joining in their culinary class in September 2011. If she doesn't response, just give her a call during her working hours.

About the housing, I used to ask her and she said she will be sending me a list of housing accommodation in the upcoming weeks (as it has already been almost a month now). So I think I will just email her again to ask her about this since I'd need to find a temporary housing upon applying for the student visa to show them that I've got everything organized (for at least 2-3 months) prior to arriving in Paris. I will also ask the local French consulate if I'd require to have proof of 3 months accommodation or would 1 month would do it when applying for the visa. Will share with you on this later. Although not sure if this might be varies depending on each country's requirement or not.

Does anyone here have any suggestion for a good accommodation listing that we could find a temporary or permanent apartment in either Paris or Suburban in English??

@feebs @Cait  Have you guys already confirmed your offer of place in Pastry course? Where are you come from??
 
Mashav - Nice chatting with you on FB. It's good to get to know someone who is going in the same direction (destination) at least. ^_^
 
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I'm from HK.  Going to send my confirmation tomorrow, and yes it would be great to catch up with other students before the program starts.  Hoping to be there one or two weeks before the first day.
 
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Hi! I am planning to mail my confirmation in tomorrow.  I am also planning to move a couple of weeks prior to the start date, and would love to meet up.  I am from the United States and it seems as though I have to provide plans for housing in order to apply for my Visa.  I have been looking at several websites in order to find a long term apartment within the city, but will most likely wait for Stephanie to send us suggestions on where to look (which will hopefully be soon!).  I am a bit nervous about finding a place, primarily because I am unsure of the specifics of renting an studio in Paris, i.e. which costs you should make sure are included or what area is a safe one to live in. 

I hope everyone is having/had a great day/night :)
 
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