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Summer 2015

Le Cordon Bleu has a large variety of cookery courses available this summer.
From classes of just few hours to formally accredited 6 week courses, you should be able to find the cooking course that would suit you best. Our culinary courses are a wonderful way to learn more about the fundamental techniques in cuisine, pâtisserie or wine in entertaining and informal classes.

Whether you are preparing for a professional cooking career or just wish to study over the summer for your own interest you should be able to find a summer programme for you.


How long do you want to study with us?

6 weeks 3 weeks 10 days 4 or 5 days 1 day or less


Intensive Cuisine and Pâtisserie Certificates

Complete our Basic and Intermediate certificates as an intensive programme this summer.


 Diplôme de Cuisine - Basic Cuisine Certificate

Intensive Basic Cuisine

Prerequisite: none
Duration: 6 weeks

Intensive Basic Cuisine introduces you to the traditional French culinary techniques. In this initial programme you will learn:

  • Classical cooking techniques including professional knife skills, fish filleting, introduction to plating presentation…
  • Elementary methods of cooking and basic cuisine preparations
  • Introduction to wine and cheese knowledge
  • Food safety and hygiene in the kitchen
  • Personal kitchen organisation and management skills


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Diplôme de Cuisine - Intermediate Cuisine Certificate

Intensive Intermediate Cuisine

Prerequisite: Basic Cuisine Certificate
Duration: 6 weeks

An introduction to classic French regional dishes and European cuisine techniques, through which you will apply the techniques introduced during the basic level certificate.

  • The importance of mise en place: understanding, organisation and production
  • Comprehensive study of classical cuisine and French regional cuisine
  • European culinary techniques and cuisine
  • Enhanced knowledge of professional kitchen skills
  • More advanced knowledge of food and wine

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Diplôme de Pâtisserie - Basic Patisserie Certificate

Intensive Basic Pâtisserie

Prerequisite: none
Duration: 6 weeks

Intensive Basic Pâtisserie is designed to give students a strong foundation on which to build their Pâtisserie skills and knowledge. As students progress, they learn to prepare a wide selection of desserts and pastries through practical sessions and demonstrations. This exciting course introduces the various concepts, properties and applications of Pâtisserie which are essential for working in the industry.

  • Classical French Pastry Techniques
  • Kitchen management 1
  • Implementing health, safety and hygiene procedures


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Diplôme de Pâtisserie - Intermediate Patisserie Certificate

Intensive Intermediate Pâtisserie

Prerequisite: Basic Pâtisserie Certificate
Duration: 6 weeks

During Intensive Intermediate Pâtisserie you begin to master fundamental techniques, such as making a génoise sponge, and your proficiency will allow you to focus more on decoration. You will also be introduced to sugar sculpting and more advanced chocolate work, developing skills such as chocolate piping and casting, and preparing restaurant-style desserts. Under the guidance of our chefs, you are able to develop essential artistic skills.

  • Viennoiserie and French Bread Making
  • Decoration Techniques in Chocolate
  • Complex Entremets and Gateaux Production
  • Kitchen Management 2
  • Implementing Health, Safety and Hygiene Procedures

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Summer Essentials

Prerequisite: none
Duration: 3 weeks

Summer Essentials is designed for home cooks and food enthusiasts who want to learn practical skills and gain confidence in the kitchen. In our intensive three week cooking courses, you will be trained with a mix of key techniques and recipes based around the traditional teaching methods of Le Cordon Bleu as well as classic and modern interpretation.
Summer Essentials has been created for those who love good food and cooking, but are subject to limited time to improve and learn new techniques.

  • Demonstrations from Le Cordon Bleu Chefs
  • Practical classes in state of the art teaching kitchens with individual stations
  • Interactive workshops on canapés, starters and desserts
  • Expert cheese lecture and tasting
  • Expert wine lecture and tasting
  • Market trip to Smithfield’s - one of the largest meat markets in Europe
  • Market trip to Billingsgate - UK’s largest inland fish market
  • Food hygiene qualification to level 2
  • Preparation of a group buffet event with presentation of certificates


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10-day Courses

Cake Decorating

Cake Decorating

Prerequisite: none
Duration: 60 hours

Created by our renowned pâtisserie team, the Cake Decorating course is a combination of practical sessions, demonstrations and lectures. Our professional chefs will teach you a wide range of recipes, how to temper chocolate and will give you an overview on the different decoration techniques.

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Bakery Programme


Prerequisite: none
Duration: 60 hours

Designed for the aspiring baker, you will be taught hand and machine techniques through a combination of practical sessions, demonstrations and lectures. This course aims at giving you a comprehensive understanding of a variety of yeasted doughs and associated production method.

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Wine Essentials

Wine Essentials

Prerequisite: none
Duration: 14 hours

Over a series of evening classes, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best wine professionals in a lively, friendly but studious atmosphere where students are encouraged to actively participate in the discussions.

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4-Day and 5-Day Courses

5-day cuisine or patisserie course

Prerequisite: none
Duration: 4 or 5 days

Our 4 / 5 day courses are perfect for those wishing to immerse themselves in cooking courses in the heart of London. The courses have been designed for both the culinary enthusiasts and for the experienced cooks who want to brush up some of their skills.

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1 Day or less Courses

5-day cuisine or patisserie course

Prerequisite: none
Duration: from 2.5 hours to 1 day

We offer a great selection of short courses designed especially for enthusiastic home cooks who want to discover new techniques and improve their cooking skills. All courses usually focus on specific skills or cuisine. They are are a wonderful way to learn more about cuisine and pâtisserie in entertaining and informal classes.

We have the following range of courses:

  • 1-Day Courses
    Under the guidance of a Le Cordon Bleu Master Chef, you will work at your own station and learn new techniques in an fun, informal and hands-on classes.
  • 2.5 Hours Workshops
    you will work at your own station and be guided by our Master Chefs. Throughout the workshop, you will acquire new culinary knowledge and hone a new technique.
  • 2.5 Hours Demonstrations
    Sit back, relax and let the chefs do the cooking for you in our Demonstrations. Follow our Master Chefs as they talk you through the theme of each session.

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