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Le Cordon Bleu News, 10/29/2009
Juri Miyawaki receives the Top Tea Place award
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Juri Miyawaki, Japanese - Grand Diplôme graduate

Juri Miyawaki Grand Diplome graduate of le Cordon Bleu

In this picture: Juri Miyawaki, Grand Diplôme graduate, in her tea room, JURI'S, located in the centre of Winchcombe.



"I keep a vivid memory of my 9 month training at LCB London. Although I wasn’t the best student, I was determined to be successful.

And with the help of Le Cordon Bleu’s Master Chefs and staffs, I successfully won the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme in
1999! This training gave me the fundamental techniques of French cuisine and patisserie I had always longed to master.

After gaining crucial experience in prestigious kitchens, such as Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saison in Oxford (under the supervision of Chef Raymond Blanc) or the Lanesborough in London, I decided to launch my own business, and converted a 380 years old building in the historical centre of Winchcombe into what is now the best tea place in England: JURI’S, my tea room, has recently received the prestigious TOP TEA PLACE 2008 award by the UK Tea Council, much to my delight!

I never compromise on the quality of the ingredients and I believe that’s part of my success! We serve an impressive selection of hand-crafted cakes and pastries, all made from locally sourced organic and free range ingredients. My biggest challenge was giving traditional British tea cakes recipes a modern twist while preserving their authenticity, made possible thanks to my strong Le Cordon Bleu savoir-faire.

If you are interested in the culinary arts, then I would recommend that you enrol in Le Cordon Bleu courses! Be ambitious but keep in mind that cooking is a life-long project and that you have to be very patient!”

Visit JURI'S website for more information about this tea room in the centre of Winchcombe. 
Visit the UK Tea Council's website for more information about the Top Tea Place award.


For more information about our Cuisine and Pâtisserie training, please visit our Programs & Apply page. For more stories from le Cordon Bleu London students, please visit our Testimonial page. If you are a graduate and wish to share your story please contact us by email.






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