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              Transform your everyday ingredients into exquisite desserts! The Cordon Bleu Pastry program is designed for you to master French pastry and baking techniques found in the finest pastry shops worldwide. This program acts as a passport into an exciting and dynamic career in pastry.

              Advance through basic, intermediate and superior levels of the pâtisserie program and earn a diploma that is recognized worldwide.

              4 intakes each year: January, April, July, October

              Key Information

              Duration: 9 months

              • Local students: CAD $29,850.00
              • International students: CAD $31,300.00

              (Fees include: tuition, uniform and equipment, all learning materials and student activities fees)

              Hours per week: Approx. 15 hours
              Teaching Method: Chef Demonstration, Practical, Theory Class
              Entry requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. No prior culinary experience is required

              Diploma Details

              • Course Structure

                The Diplôme de Pâtisserie can be completed in 9 months. It is also possible to apply for the certificates individually, beginning with Basic Cuisine.

                Pâtisserie de Base
                11 weeks • Certificate

                • Introduction to French pâtisserie

                • Basic doughs and fillings

                • Mousses, traditional desserrs and cakes

                • Classic techniques and basic decoration

                 Pâtisserie Intermédiaire

                11 weeks • Certificate • Prerequisite: Pâtisserie de Base

                • Refine artistic and decorative skills

                • Variations on restaurant desserts

                • Introduction to chocolate: tempering and dipping

                • Caramel, nougatine and sugar work

                 Pâtisserie Supérieure

                11 weeks • Certificate • Prerequisite: Pâtisserie Intermédiaire

                • Dessert menus

                • Decoration and presentation, flavour, aroma and spices

                • Hand-dipped and moulded chocolates

                • Sculpture and display in chocolate and sugar


              • Requirements
                Admissions Requirements

                Prospective students must:

                • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent


                • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the start date of the programme, and pass a qualifying test (Wonderlic)
                • Students whose first language is not English may be required to provide proof of English Language Proficiency
                Application Checklist

                To complete your application package, please submit the following:

                • Application, completed and signed
                • CAD $500 application fee
                • A photocopy of government issued photo I.D. or passport
                • A resume/CV (no culinary experience required)
                • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)
                • A letter of motivation detailing your goals, aspirations, and how you think Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa will help you achieve them
                • A $500.00CAD application fee for each program that you would like to register for
                • Official Transcript showing completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent


                • Passing grade on the Wonderlic test
              • Term Dates & Apply

                Term Dates & Prices

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                Jan 6, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017 (Standard, in English)
                CAD 29,850.00
                Mar 31, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017 (Standard, in English)
                CAD 29,850.00
                Jun 30, 2017 - Mar 23, 2018 (Standard, in English)
                CAD 29,850.00
                Sep 29, 2017 - Jun 22, 2018 (Standard, in English)
                CAD 29,850.00
                Jan 5, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018 (Standard, in English)
                CAD 29,850.00
                Apr 6, 2018 - Dec 21, 2018 (Standard, in English)
                CAD 29,850.00


              • Daron
                I realized I always wanted to be in the kitchen with my mom, but not necessarily watch her cook, but rather have her move aside and let me do the cooking. That's really when I realized that this is what I want to do, this is what I want my life to be about.
                Daron Nazirganian - Diplôme de Pâtisserie 2015
              • melanie
                The people here are incredible! Obviously there is the learning experience, but also the ability to meet people from around the world and hear about what food means to them.
                Melanie Moller - GRAND DIPLÔME® 2015
              • sarah2
                ... that's the key to the Cordon Bleu experience - we have amazing Chefs who want to teach us everything they know - and we need only ask. We have the opportunity to learn that goes far beyond the demos, practicals and the workshops.
                Sarah Fudge - Diplôme de Cuisine 2013

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