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Quebec pastry students travel to France


January 26, 2009
By Bakers Journal

trip_to_france_-_groupFrom Nov. 7 to 23, 2008, Roch Desjardins, a pastry instructor at Centre
de Formation Professionnelle Jacques-Rousseau in Longueuil, Quebec, and
four of his students participated in an exchange program with Marc
Godrie High School in Loudun, France.

trip_to_france_-_group
Arriving at the train station of Châtellerault
(left to right): Raphaëlle of Quebec, Audrey
of France, Françoise The Moroux
(proviseur-adjointe of France), Tanya Grenier
of Quebec, Bilitis of France, French pastry teacher
Breton Cyrille, Victoria of France, Stéphanie Faubert
of Quebec, Quebec pastry teacher Roch Desjardins,
Marie-Josée St-Jean of Quebec and Aurélie of France.
 trip_to_france_-_palace_of_flavours
Marie-Josée St-Jean and Stéphanie Faubert
with the owner of Palace of Flavours,
the bakery where they trained.
 trip_to_france_-_school
Marc Godrie High School displaying the
flags of Quebec and Canada.

From Nov. 7 to 23, 2008, Roch Desjardins, a pastry instructor at Centre de Formation Professionnelle Jacques-Rousseau in Longueuil, Quebec, and four of his students participated in an exchange program with Marc Godrie High School in Loudun, France.

This exchange was organized by Desjardins and his French counterpart, Cyrille Breton.

The four students participating were Raphaëlle Boyer-Godin, Stéphanie Faubert, Tanya Grenier and Marie-Josée St-Jean. Their trip to France was financed by CFP Jacques-Rousseau and the company Town & Country, which furnished their work uniforms. In September, to prepare for the trip, the students began emailing each other recipes and other information that would help them have a successful experience in Canada and France.

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The exchange unfolded itself in two steps: during the first week, students participated in hands-on workshops; the second week was focused on business training.
“We hope that the exchange projects will persist with the passing of the years, for these exchanges allow the students to open the spirit of other horizons and complete their formation,” Desjardins says.

For more information, see www.centrejacquesrousseau.csmv.qc.ca , e-mail rochpatissier@videotron.ca or call (450) 651-6800 ext. 2803.