After touring local markets and vineyards, learn how to prepare meals for AmPav’s restaurant and event menus for VIP guests, all from our beachside venue! More than just another boot camp, the exclusive Culinary Program is a targeted and hands-on approach to effectively presenting unique and stylish menu items to hundreds of daily visitors. Bon appétit!

Cannes Culinary Program Details

Important Info:

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024

Culinary Program Fee: $2,195

Program Dates: May 10–26, 2024

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
  • Pre-Festival tours of wineries, markets, and restaurants
  • Welcome Party and End-of-Program Party
  • Unique and exclusive Cannes International Film Festival accreditation allowing privileged access reserved to The American Pavilion participants
  • Membership to The American Pavilion

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).

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.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early as the program can fill up quickly.

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 February 15, 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!

Failure to comply with the above stated conditions will result in being put on the waiting list or forfeiting your place in the program.


Program fees are non-refundable. Acceptance can be deferred to a future year only if participation is not possible due to travel restrictions, date change, or cancellation by 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.