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Le Cordon Bleu Paris, Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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General Information

Private, coeducational, culinary institute. Urban campus. Founded in 1988.

Program Information

Offered since 1988. Program calendar is divided into quarters. 10- to 12-week certificate in superior pastry. 10- to 12-week certificate in superior cuisine. 10- to 12-week certificate in intermediate pastry. 10- to 12-week certificate in basic pastry. 10- to 12-week certificate in intermediate cuisine. 10- to 12-week certificate in basic cuisine. 4-week certificate in introduction to catering. 8-month diploma in culinary arts.

Program Affiliation

American Institute of Wine & Food; Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks; Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association; Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs; International Association of Culinary Professionals; James Beard Foundation, Inc.; Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

Areas of Study

Baking; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; culinary French; culinary skill development; garde-manger; meat cutting; patisserie; saucier; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.


Demonstration laboratory; food production kitchen; gourmet dining room; learning resource center; lecture room; library; public restaurant; student lounge; 2 teaching kitchens.

Typical Student Profile

270 full-time. 54 are under 25 years old; 189 are between 25 and 44 years old; 27 are over 44 years old.

Special Programs

One-week programs in cuisine and pastry topics of general interest, short workshops in boulangerie, chocolate, sugar work, and creative cakes, introduction to catering.

Financial Aid

Program-specific awards include Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks Awards Can$5500), International Association of Culinary Professionals awards (Can$5500). Employment placement assistance is available.

Application Information

Students may begin participation in January, March, June, September, and October. Applications are accepted continuously. Applicants must submit a formal application, an essay, secondary school transcript.



Director of Admissions

453 Laurier Avenue East

Ottawa, ON K1N 6R4


Telephone: 613-236-2433

Fax: 613-236-2460

World Wide Web:


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