How to Register
Le Cordon Bleu is a private school of culinary arts. The training provides students with the skills they need to apply French culinary techniques to any cuisine and develop their own creativity and artistic expression. With or without experience, you can register. It is necessary to comply with the following conditions.
Once an application has been received by Le Cordon Bleu and assessed by the Admissions Jury, an admission proposal is sent with details of total payment due. The balance of fees must be paid in cleared funds no less than height weeks prior to the commencement of the course(s). Only students whose tuition fees are paid in full will be permitted to commence class. For all applications sent less than height weeks prior to the start of the program please contact the school directly. Please refer to the application form for full details.
Le Cordon Bleu welcomes applicants and parents who wish to visit the school. Visits can be scheduled from Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 5:00p.m. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment by phone + 33(0)1 53 68 22 50
A form for the candidate is included in the school’s brochure. To receive a brochure, please click on “Request for a brochure” in the main menu found on the left hand-side. You can also select the format of the brochure that you prefer.
Once the candidate’s file has been processed and approved by the Admission Jury, an admissions letter is sent to the candidate which indicates the different means of payment for the total tuition costs.
The total costs must be paid no later than six weeks before the beginning of the program. Only those students who have paid the total amount will be allowed to follow the program.
For those candidates that send applications less than six weeks before the beginning of the program we request that they contact the school directly. You will find in the application form all the information concerning the terms and the conditions of payment, of possible deferrals and cancellations.
Once your application has been accepted by the school you will receive your welcome package by post. It will include:
Most students choose to finance their education through private funds, a loan from family or friends or a student line of credit from a bank. As Le Cordon Bleu is a private school, we do not offer any financial aid nor do we currently accept Federal government loans.
If you need assistance in financing you education, we recommend that you contact various banks in your country to see what kind of student loan options they can offer you.
Le Cordon Bleu offers two scholarships through external organizations. The first scholarship opportunity is through the Culinary Trust and the recipient of this scholarship will receive tuition for the Basic Cuisine course, not including uniform, knife kit, class work books or student activity fees. The other scholarship opportunity is through the James Beard Foundation and this scholarship is for tuition for the Superior Pastry course, not including class work books or student activity fees. These organizations also offer non school specific scholarships which can be applied towards tuition at Le Cordon Bleu Paris.
You can also apply for the National Restaurant Association scholarships (for American citizens only) or you can contact your local Rotary International Club for available scholarships.
If you need more information, we suggest to contact directly the above associations. Le Cordon Bleu identification number for continuing education funds is 11 75 11 97 97 5. This number may be used by residents of France who are eligible for state supported training.
With the guidance of Le Cordon Bleu Chefs, we have compiled a comprehensive package of all the equipment and uniform that students need. This uniform and equipment package is remitted to students entering Basic Cuisine and/or Basic Pâtisserie. Additional items may be purchased at the school’s boutique.
Students enrolled on our diplôme or certificate programs must wear Le Cordon Bleu uniform and keep it tidy and presentable at all times. Students must wear professional, non-skid shoes that ensure their health and safety (sports shoes do not meet these requirements). We recommend to purchase your shoes before arrival.
Visa - Carte de Séjour
Different immigration requirements do apply to citizens of different countries. Applicants are advised to obtain information on visa requirements weeks in advance of departure by consulting the France Diplomacy website (available in French, English, Spanish) or their local French embassy or consulate.
Please note that students who wish to apply for an internship placement must be in possession of a visa with the stamp “voir carte de séjour”. Only students in possession of a valid carte de séjour can be accepted for an internship.
* Each level is usually completed within 10 weeks, although examinations and the awards ceremony may be held subsequently. Please refer to the Le Cordon Bleu calendar for exact dates.
Due to the high demand for places, the school reserves the right to place applicants on a waiting list. Applicants are advised to check with the school’s admissions office on availability of places.
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