California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu Programs Pasadena, California
Private, coeducational, culinary institute. Urban campus. Founded in 1994. Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
Offered since 1994. Accredited by ACF Educational Assurance (Patisserie and Baking). Program calendar is clock-hour. 30-week diploma in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Banking. 42-week diploma in Le Cordon Blue Patisserie and Banking. 51-week diploma in Le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management. 60-week associate degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts.
American Culinary Federation; California Restaurant Association; International Association of Culinary Professionals; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.
Areas of Study
Baking; beverage management; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; convenience cookery; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; food service communication; food service math; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meal planning; meat cutting; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.
Bake shop; bakery; catering service; classroom; computer laboratory; demonstration laboratory; food production kitchen; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; 13 lecture rooms; library; public restaurant; student lounge; 15 teaching kitchens; café.
98 total: 83 full-time; 15 part-time. 76 are industry professionals; 7 are (academic instructors). Prominent faculty: Donald R. Andrews, Jr., PhD; Angela Goodman, Executive Chef; Joshua Orlando, CWPC, CCE; Alyson Cook, CEC; David Edens, CCC. Faculty-student ratio: 1:16 (Lab Courses).
ACF culinary competitions, Epicurean Club (gourmet dining club), Confiserie Bleu (baking club).
Application fee: $75. Tuition: $24950–$43,950 per 30–60 weeks. Program-related fees include $2102 for uniforms, books, and tool kit (associate degree); $1919 for uniform books, and tool kit (P&B diploma); $4301 for uniforms, books, tool kit, and computer (Hospitality and Restaurant Management diploma).
Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.
Average off-campus housing cost per month: $700.
Students may begin participation in January, February, April, May, July, August, October, and November. Applications are accepted continuously. Applicants must interview; submit a formal application and pre-enrollment exam, high school diploma or equivalent.
Le Cordon Bleu Programs
521 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 90026
World Wide Web: http://www.csca.edu
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