Le Cordon Bleu News, 02/12/2008
M.Andre J COINTREAU awarded Highest French Honor
On Wednesday, January 23, 2008, M.Andre J COINTREAU received
the high French Honor of the Insignia of Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
at the Museum of Patrimoine and Architecture in Paris, overlooked by the Eiffel Tower.
With him, Le Cordon Bleu has shared an educational mission to promote French cultural influences and values across the world.
The Legion d'Honneur was created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 after the 2 previous orders were dissolved by the French Revolution.
The 2 previous orders were the Royal Order of St. Louis, awarded for military service and the Order of St. Esprit, which was given for civil recognition.
The latter's insignia was comprised of a blue ribbon after which the Le Cordon Bleu ribbon was modeled.
It is a great honor to be a distinguished recipient of Legion d'Honneur and we comment M.COINTREAU on such an achievement in leadership.