The official signing ceremony of the new agreement between Le Cordon Bleu and Ateneo University de Manila took place on November 8th 2013. This agreement heralds a new partnership that will offer students the opportunity for a premium education in hotel, entrepreneurship and restaurant studies.
The official ceremony was attended by Mr. Andre Cointreau, President and CEO of Le Cordon Bleu International and Father Jose Ramon T. Villarin, University President, Ateneo University de Manila.
This new partnership has been developed in response to a strong regional demand for quality hotel and restaurant management training and education, in a country boasting many economic opportunities.
This signing is significant in the region for the opportunities it offers potential students who will be able to study globally recognised programs in hospitality and culinary as taught by Le Cordon Bleu. It is recognised that Le Cordon Bleu International programs provide graduates with an internationally recognised qualification essential to open doors to a successful career.
The Ateneo de Manila University is a teaching and research university run by the Society of Jesus and is the oldest Jesuit school in the Philippines and the third-oldest university in the Philippines, tracing its roots to 1859. In the first half of the 20th century it was privatised during the American occupation of the Philippines with Ateneo receiving its university charter in 1959.
In its long history dating back to 1859, the Ateneo de Manila University has produced thousands of graduates from grade school up to the professional schools and has established a charter of excellence in education. It is with great pride that Le Cordon Bleu partners with this distinguished University.
With over 100 years of teaching experience, Le Cordon Bleu offers courses in gastronomy, hospitality, and tourism from initiation to MBA level. Today, Le Cordon Bleu is present in more than 20 countries with 53 schools, and is attended by 20,000 students of 70 nationalities every year.