Known as “Oriental Paris”, Shanghai is one of the most vibrant cities in the world as well as a shopping and food paradise. Shaped by its exceptional historical background and unique location in China, where the civilizations of East and West meet, Shanghai’s food culture is unique. A wide variety of cuisines can be found in the city and today Shanghai offers a myriad of culinary delights focusing on the traditions of major Chinese cuisine as well as Shanghai-Style western food.
Since 1895, the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute is recognized around the world for innovation in the training of professionals of excellence for world tourism. Le Cordon Bleu has successfully evolved in the tourism industry and hospitality, so that today, after 120 years, our brand has established itself worldwide as a symbol of innovation and excellence.
In April 2015, Le Cordon Bleu, one of the most reputed culinary education providers in the world, officially opened in the city of Shanghai, China. The first Le Cordon Bleu School in China, this significant undertaking – the first joint venture between a private entity and a Chinese government school: Shanghai Business & Tourism School (SHSMLY) - will see the delivery of various Le Cordon Bleu educational programs that have been built on 120 years of tradition and excellence.
Le Cordon Bleu, as a culinary arts school, was founded in Paris in 1895 by the journalist and publisher of La Cuisinière Cordon Bleu magazine, Marthe Distel. On January 14th, 1896 the first cooking demonstration ever to be held on an electric stove was staged at Le Cordon Bleu in an effort to promote the magazine and launch the Paris cooking school. From this point on, the international reputation of Le Cordon Bleu spread rapidly. Great chefs came to the school to teach students further contributing to the world-renowned reputation of the school. As a result, students from a variety of countries were enrolling in classes as well as notable figures including Julia Child in 1950.
Over the last century Le Cordon Bleu has seen revolutionizing change as we have evolved from a Parisian cooking school to an international network of culinary arts and hospitality institutes. Our philosophy of achieving excellence through constant practice and refinement remains the same, even as we grow to meet the needs of the contemporary culinary and hospitality industries.
The programmes offered are aimed at training students to become skilled professionals capable of working, leading and setting up businesses in today’s very competitive market in any part of the world.
Restaurant and Hospitality Programmes
Gourmet Short Courses and more...
La Boutique offers a large range of the best quality products selected by Le Cordon Bleu Chefs. These products will please everyone, from the occasional taste-tester to the experienced epicurean gourmet. We offer informative books and videos, fine kitchenware and a variety of food products which reflect the flavour and innovation of the French Art de Vivre. Share your passion for good food and fine living with Le Cordon Bleu!
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