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Le Cordon Bleu News, 06/10/2009
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Carol Armstrong, Grand Diplôme graduate at Le Cordon Bleu London

 



Carol Armstrong, Grand Diplôme graduate

Carol Armstrong, Grand Diplome graduate at Le Cordon Bleu London

 

 


“My name is Carol Armstrong and I graduated with the Grand Diplôme at Le Cordon Bleu London in December 2008.

I already miss my days at school. I made great friends and the environment at the school is really entertaining. As well as being great fun, I feel I have left with an extensive knowledge of French cooking techniques and now have a solid foundation, on which I can build my career as a chef.  Le Cordon Bleu taught me everything from techniques to theory or ingredients.

I also benefited from Le Cordon Bleu Work to Study programme and worked six months in the preparation kitchen. I think it was the best decision I ever made. I learnt so much in those months and also got to hear about the personal experiences of the chefs at the school! This gave me a valuable experience in “mise en place”, ordering ingredients and organising classes.

Having completed the course, I really feel that I am ready to learn what it is like to be a restaurant chef!

I wish to be a cuisine chef in the future, and one day a Head Chef. Although Cuisine was initially my real passion, I felt I needed a strong background in Pâtisserie too. I found the Pâtisserie side to the school incredible. I actually work now for Marcus Warring at the Berkeley, a 2 Michelin starred restaurant, as a commis chef chocolatiere. It is really hard work but I love it very much! If I became Head Chef one day, I could command the respect of the pastry chefs in my brigade with my training and my experience as a Pâtisserie chef.”

 

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