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Le Cordon Bleu Paris Graduation Ceremony – March 2014
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Le Cordon Bleu Paris Graduation Ceremony – March 2014
The first 2014 session Le Cordon Bleu Paris graduation ceremony took place on March 21, 2014. The ceremony was held at the prestigious ‘Cercle de l’Union Interalliée’ with graduate’s family members and friends. On this special day, Le Cordon Bleu was honored to welcome Chef Pierre Gagnaire as class patron.

Pierre Gagnaire and Patrick Terrien, Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, has been friends for more than 40 years. They both have witnessed the evolution of French Cuisine, from Cuisine to Nouvelle Cuisine, Molecular gastronomy and “Note to Note” Cuisine with Hervé This.

Chef Patrick Terrien introduced Chef Pierre Gagnaire like “a musician and a composer in Cuisine, and a pioneer of Nouvelle Cuisine”.  Chef Pierre Gagnaire highlighted the importance of the work, perseverance and patience. He also added “To build a career, you need to maintain your relationships, to be yourself and believe in yourself. And never forget that the world is full of opportunities”.

This class was composed of 74 students, come from 25 countries.

We are delighted to announce the top of the graduates, from each level of first 2014 session:

Basic Cuisine
  • 1st: Kai Olga Martynovska, Ukraine
  • 2nd: Jean He, United States
  • 3rd: Montana Pawittranon, Thailand
  • 4th: Mariana Chedid, Australia
  • 5th: Daniela Bieder, Switzerland
Basic Pastry
  • 1st: Natasa Jokic, Croatia
  • 2nd: Mariana Chedid, Austrialia
  • 3rd: Xindi Lin, China
  • 4th: Young Mi Han, South Korea
  • 5th: Damla Ander, Turkey
Intermediate Cuisine
  • 1st: Lynette Andersson, Australia
  • 2nd: Benjamin Kamu, Finland
  • 3rd: Yuan Cai, China
  • 4th: Nicolas Rodriguez, France
  • 5th: Kai Siang Yeo, United States
Intermediate Pastry
  • 1st: Jennifer Pogmore, United Kingdom
  • 2nd: Paroma Ahuja, India
  • 3rd: Yasuki Kitano, Japan
  • 4th: Xin Jin, China
  • 5th: Fatima Zahra Souha, Morocco
Superior Cuisine
  • 1st: Yasuko Ishikawa, Japan
  • 2nd: Jeehee Ha, South Korea
  • 3rd: Adolfo Zuberbuhler, Argentina
  • 4th: Hannah Van de Ruit, United Kingdom
  • 5th: Flávia Cipriano, Brazil
Superior Pastry
  • 1st: Mika Wulff, Denmark
  • 2nd: Tian Zhuang, China
  • 3rd: Özge Gultekin Muz, Turkey
  • 4th: Tatiana Alekseeva, Russian Federetion
  • 5th: Ana Carolina Mattos Koglin Garcia, Brazil


Le Cordon Bleu Paris congratulates all students! We wish our graduates every success. Best of luck to those who are pursuing internships or other professional projects.

Photos of the graduation ceremony are available online. To see them, visit our photo gallery:

Photos gallery - graduation ceremony

You may purchase photos taken during graduation by clicking here (all students were given the access codes on the day of the graduation ceremony).

Photo - graduation ceremony


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