Cannes Culinary Program

May 10–26, 2024 ~ Applications now open!

Learn, Experience, Connect

  • Learn

    • Experience the cuisine of the South of France
    • Visit wineries, working kitchens, vineyards and outdoor markets

  • Experience

    • Help prepare over 1,000 meals a day for film industry professionals in The American Pavilion
    • Plan and prepare cuisine for high-profile parties, intimate dinners and celebrity events

  • Connect

    • Meet other working chefs
    • Meet other like-minded culinary students

  • Tyler Florence tending bar (2001)
  • Todd English and Sandra Suria celebrating AmPav's 15th Anniversary (2003)
A fantastic glimpse into the cuisine of the South of France...
— Mario Batali, Chef/Restauranteur

Registration Process

Application Requirements

1. Completed online application form with essay questions – Please note that applicants must be 18 years of age by May 10, 2024.

2. Current résumé

3. Unofficial college (or high school) transcript – If you haven’t received grades from your current college, please include your high school transcript (or previous school transcript) along with a list of your current classes.

4. Photo for Festival badge – Photo should be ID-style, of face only, with a light background and no headwear or other items/people in the photo. File should be a jpeg under 1mb.

5. Non-refundable application fee of $55


Completed applications are reviewed by The American Pavilion Selection Committee on a rolling basis. Candidates who meet all of the requirements for admission will be contacted for an interview and notified of a decision on a first come, first served basis.

Conditions of Acceptance

If accepted into the program, a non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due within two weeks of acceptance to hold your spot. The balance of $1,195 is due no later than March 31, 2024. Please note that all fees are non-refundable.
*Receive a $200 discount by paying the program fee in full within two weeks of acceptance!
Returning culinary participants get the discount automatically!

Failure to comply with the above stated conditions may result in forfeiting your place in the program.


*Program fees are non-refundable. Acceptance can be rolled over to a future year if participation is not possible due to travel restrictions, date change, or cancellation of the Festival.

Adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocols will be required. Depending upon conditions at the time of travel, this could include proof of vaccination/boosters, masking, and/or frequent testing. We will keep participants updated regarding policies and safety measures put forth by the French State Department and the Festival organization.

Important Info:

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Culinary Program Fee: $2,195*
*Receive a $200 discount by paying the program fee in full within two weeks of acceptance!

Program Dates: May 10–26, 2024

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

If accepted, participants are responsible for travel arrangements to and from Nice, France. AmPav will provide shuttles from the Nice Airport to the residence on May 10 (and back to the airport on May 26).

Program Fee includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
  • Shared accommodation in a European-style residence apartment (a 10-minute drive from the Festival)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Welcome Party and End-of-Program Party
  • Pre-Festival tours of wineries, markets, and restaurants
  • Unique and exclusive Cannes International Film Festival accreditation allowing privileged access reserved to The American Pavilion participants
  • Membership to The American Pavilion

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