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Le Cordon Bleu News, 04/21/2009
Extra Strong Dijon Mustard Wins A Gold Medal
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2009 Worldwide Mustard Festival - Napa Valley

Le Cordon Bleu, known as “the world’s most famous cooking school” for its quality education, has once again won accolades for its award winning mustards. Le Cordon Bleu Extra Strong Dijon mustard was awarded a Gold Medal in the Classic Dijon category at the Napa Valley Festival 2009 World Wide Mustard Competition. 313 mustards competed in 19 categories for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and ultimately the Grand Champion award. Entrants were judged by chefs and food journalists.

The World Wide Mustard Competition, coordinated by Barry Levenson, Curator of the Mt Horeb Mustard Museum® in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, is one of many events and activities held at the Napa Valley Mustard Festival. This annual event celebrates the bounty of wild mustard grown in the Napa Valley region of California with food, wine, art, entertainment and cultural events. Its proceeds support local businesses and non-profit organizations and the festival attracts national and international sponsors.

Le Cordon Bleu mustards have previously won the praise of judges at the World Wide Mustard Competition. In 2002, Cordon Bleu Extra-Strong Dijon mustard won the Gold Medal in the Classic Dijon category and Le Cordon Bleu Provence Herb mustard took the Gold Medal in 2008 and the Bronze Medal in 2002 within the Herb category.

Le Cordon Bleu mustards and gourmet foods have earned the respect of discerning palates in over forty countries. Le Cordon Bleu exhibits it gourmet foods and chef accessories at annual events such as the NASFT® Fancy Food Show in New York, USA and ANUGA® International Trade Fair for Food and Drink in Cologne, Germany. Le Cordon Bleu, a world wide leader in culinary and hospitality management education, has partnerships with several companies in co-branding and licensing ventures.

Le Cordon Bleu gourmet foods and chef accessories are available in Le Cordon Bleu school boutiques and at retail establishments. They are also available online at . Pierre Deux®, purveyor of exquisite and distinctive French Country fabrics and furnishings and sister company of Le Cordon Bleu, carries a selection of these products in its 22 stores and showrooms and at

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Le Cordon Bleu Paris
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Secaucus, New Jersey USA
Tel: 1 201 617-5221

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