World famous culinary arts and hospitality school, Le Cordon Bleu, in collaboration with Southern Cross University have launched an exciting new online postgraduate degree for ‘foodies,’ the Master of Gastronomic Tourism (MGT). The first cohort for the degree started on Monday (7th May 2012) with more than 25 students enrolled from around Australia and the world.
On Friday 11th May Le Cordon Bleu President, Mr André J. Cointreau, visited Australia and met with Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew McAuley from Southern Cross University at a function to officially recognise the special partnership between the two educational institutions for the delivery of the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism.
“Le Cordon Bleu is very pleased to be working with Southern Cross University, which is delivering the Master of Gastronomic Tourism online. Southern Cross University was a pioneer in the development of tourism and hospitality degrees and is a leading provider of distance education in Australia. They were a logical choice of partner for Le Cordon Bleu for this program” says Mr Cointreau.
Students in the first cohort for this program included journalists, general surgeons, lawyers, hospitality lecturers and therapeutic chef at Cabarita Ocean Retreat just north of Byron Bay and founder of Gowings Food Health Wealth, Samantha Gowing. Samantha was the first applicant for the program.
“The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism gives me an opportunity to distil my life experiences in the executive wellness arena into a recognised postgraduate qualification. I am looking forward to commencing my studies this week,” says Ms Gowing.
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