Le Cordon Bleu – London
Private, coeducational, culinary institute. Urban campus. Founded in 1895.
Offered since 1933. Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission. Program calendar is divided into quarters. 10-week certificate in basic cuisine. 10-week certificate in superior patisserie. 10-week certificate in superior cuisine. 10-week certificate in basic patisserie. 10-week certificate in intermediate cuisine. 10-week certificate in intermediate patisserie. 30-week diploma in cuisine. 30-week diploma in patisserie. 30-week diploma in grand diplome.
American Institute of Wine & Food; Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs; Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; International Association of Culinary Professionals; James Beard Foundation, Inc.
Areas of Study
Baking; buffet catering; cheese; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; meal planning; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; sanitation; table service; wines and spirits.
2 bakeries; 2 demonstration laboratories; food production kitchen; student lounge; 4 teaching kitchens.
8 total: 8 full-time. 8 are master chefs; 2 are specialists in cheese, nutrition, and wine. Prominent faculty: Chef Yann Barraud; Chef John Power. Faculty-student ratio: 1:10.
Restaurant market tours and hotel visits, exchanges between Le Cordon Bleu Schools worldwide, culinary competitions.
Tuition: £3250-£18,945 for 5 weeks-9 months.
In 2005, 10 scholarships were awarded (average award was £2230). Program-specific awards include International Association of Culinary Professionals scholarship, James Beard Foundation scholarship. Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.
Average off-campus housing cost per month: £1400.
Students may begin participation in January, March, April, June, July, August, September, and October. Applicants must submit a formal application, curriculum vitae, and letter of motivation.
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