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California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu Programs Pasadena, California

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General Information

Private, coeducational, culinary institute. Urban campus. Founded in 1994. Accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Program Information

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.

Program Affiliation

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.

Student Profile

1693 full-time.


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).

Special Programs

ACF culinary competitions, Epicurean Club (gourmet dining club), Confiserie Bleu (baking club).

Typical Expenses

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).

Financial Aid

Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.


Average off-campus housing cost per month: $700.

Application Information

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.



Edwin Colon

Vice President


Le Cordon Bleu Programs

521 East Green Street

Pasadena, CA 90026

Telephone: 888-900-CHEF

Fax: 626-403-8494


World Wide Web:



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California School Of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu Programs Pasadena, California