Love crêpes? Learn to make them at the Ecole Maitre Crêpier!
Located in the heart of Brittany (the French region where crêpes come from), the Ecole Maître Crêpier (EMC) is the top crêpe-making school in France. For over 30 years, EMC has trained cooking enthusiasts and accomplished chefs in the art of making crêpes—the thin, sweet pancakes that are a French dessert and snack favorite—and galettes, buckwheat crêpes that are filled with savory items and served as a main course.
Both crêpes and galettes offer endless possibilities, from classic dishes to modern innovations, and all are covered in the EMC curriculum.
Crêpe-making courses at EMC range from one-day introductory classes to two-week comprehensive training courses which are geared to food professionals but open to all cooks regardless of skill level. Class size is limited to 12 participants for a full-immersion, hands-on experience and optimal one-on-one interaction with instructors.
All courses are taught by experienced chef-instructors in the EMC’s state-of-the art teaching kitchens at the Centre Culinaire Contemporain in Rennes, France.
Anybody can swirl some batter in a skillet to make a crêpe. But mastering the art of crêpe-making requires expert instruction, specialized equipment, and plenty of practice.
At EMC, participants learn to prepare crêpes on a bilig, the large, round cast-iron griddle that is standard in professional crêperies. Chef-instructors demonstrate methods and help troubleshoot participants’ technique so that the spreading-swirling required to make perfect crêpes and galettes becomes more fluid and natural. Filling, folding, plating, and garnishing crêpes and galettes round out the instruction.
Participants also learn about how to choose and source flours and ingredients for batters and fillings, how to determine costs and pricing for crêpe-making businesses, and how to implement best practices in any food professional setting.
Planning to open a food truck or crêperie? Always dreamed of taking a full-immersion cooking course from a top culinary institute in France? Thinking of expanding your chef skills? At EMC, we take great pride in the new careers and business ventures our courses have led to. Our network of former students stretches around the globe, and the instructors and staff genuinely enjoy helping participants realize their crêpe-making dreams
(1 to 2-week course)
Designed for current and future food professionals but open to all participants regardless of skill level, the EMC’s professional crêpe-making course is THE industry reference for learning how to make crêpes and galettes. The first week of the course is devoted to learning the foundations of crêpe-making. The second week is spent preparing crêpes and galettes in the school’s teaching restaurant for hands-on experience serving real customers.
1 Day (9 am to 5 PM)
In this recreational cooking class, participants are taught the basic skills for making crêpes and galettes, from seasoning the traditional round cast-iron griddle (bilig) to making full batches of both crêpes and galettes along with a variety of fillings and garnishes. Participants make and enjoy their own crêpes and galettes for lunch, then spend the afternoon getting the hang of the crêpe making techniques they’ve just learned—and everyone goes home with stacks of sweet crêpes and savory galettes to reheat and enjoy!
EMC can work with you, your school, or your organization to develop a course that’s tailored to your needs and timeframe. Contact us directly for more details.
Go behind-the scenes at EMC with Cécilia as she completes the Professional Crêpe-Making Course
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