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              Le Cordon Bleu International Master Chef Program is specifically designed for those who are interested in devoting themselves in the global hospitality industry or who plan to start their own business. This 15month program incorporates both practical techniques and culinary management where students can gain relevant industry knowledge and skills at the management level whether it is in hotels or restaurants.

              4 intakes each year: Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn

              Key Information

              Duration: 15 months (4 Stages)
              Price: NTD 1,054,220 (Fees include: ingredients, uniforms, knife kits, learning materials)

              Hours per week: Approximately 18 hours, 3-4 days per week
              Teaching methods: Demonstration classes, practical classes, theory classes and culinary management classes. The program will be taught in English. Only demo classes in Stage 1 to 3 will be taught alone with Chinese translators.
              Entry requirements:

              • Above 18 years old.
              • Evidence of English language proficiency. The English language requirement is IELTS 5.0 / TOEIC 550 / TOEFL ibt 67 or above.
              • Male applicants should complete their military service.
              • Entry level is accepted.

              Course Information

              • COURSE STRUCTURE
                Stage One:Basic Cuisine(3 months)

                Basic Cuisine opens the door to the adventures of classic cuisine. From day one, students begin to master the basic skills: how to hold a knife properly, peel vegetables and how to use and integrate condiments, herbs and spices which complement the dishes prepared. As a solid grounding in basic cuisine, this programme is for beginners and experienced students alike.

                Core Units
                • Traditional French Cuisine Skills
                • Cuisine Kitchen Operations 1
                • Food Safety and hygiene in Catering
                Core Objectives
                • Demonstrate fundamental basic cuisine preparations and cooking techniques including:
                  1. knife skills
                  2. basic classical vegetable cuts
                  3. fish filleting skills
                  4. elementary sauces and emulsions
                  5. basic stocks and derivatives
                  6. elementary sauces and emulsions
                  7. basic doughs e.g. pasta and puff pastry
                  8. introduction to plating presentation
                  9. basic plated desserts for restaurants
                  10. elementary methods of cooking e.g. braising, pan-frying, boiling, deep-frying, roasting, and steaming
                • Identify French culinary terms
                • Follow health, safety and hygiene regulations
                • Identify wine & alcoholic beverages
                • Obtain basic cheese knowledge
                • Develop personal kitchen organization and management skills
                Stage Two:Intermediate Cuisine(3 months)
                Prerequisite: Basic Cuisine

                The Intermediate Cuisine proramme introduces students to classic French regional dishes and European cuisine techniques, through which they will apply the techniques introduced during the basic level programme. Through practice, students will begin to perform tasks instinctively and with greater ease. Intermediate Cuisine emphasizes the importance of mise en place.

                Core Units
                • Traditional French Cuisine Skills
                • Cuisine Kitchen Operations 2
                • Food Safety and hygiene in Catering
                Core Objectives
                • Implement all the basic techniques learned and apply them to fundamental European regional cuisine and culinary techniques including:
                  1. developing specific knife skills
                  2. preparing live shellfish
                  3. methods of preserving
                  4. developing butchery skills and fish filleting
                  5. participating in canapé team production
                  6. compile classic and modern plating presentations
                  7. sweet and savory hot soufflé
                  8. developing soy sauce knowledge
                  9. practicing cooking methods
                • Follow health, safety and hygiene regulations
                • Experience food and wine pairing
                • Study cheese production knowledge
                • Extrapolate personal kitchen organization and management skills
                Stage Three:Superior Cuisine(3 months)
                Prerequisite: Intermediate Cuisine

                During the Superior Cuisine programme, which concludes our Diplôme de Cuisine, students will focus on advanced preparation and cooking techniques, whilst being encouraged to develop their own creative ideas and apply their kitchen operation knowledge. Alongside mastering intricate techniques students at this level will also individually gain group leadership skills that will prepare them for an industry environment. Working as a team, students will plan and host a dinner event where together they will produce items of high-quality appearance and taste.

                Core Units
                • Organization and preparation of projects
                • An integrated and comfortable restaurant
                • Menu adjustment
                • Global cuisine skills
                • Cuisine Kitchen Operation 3
                • Food Safety and hygiene in Catering
                Core Objectives
                • Demonstrate a wide range of fundamental classical and contemporary cuisine techniques including:
                  1. extending cooking techniques
                  2. advanced butchery skills
                  3. specific preparation and cooking skills for vegetables and garnishes
                  4. elaborating world flavors and texture techniques
                  5. expressing personal cultural choices with ingredients and flavors
                  6. cooking to order
                  7. seasonal and market influences on cuisine
                • Meet health, safety and hygiene regulations
                • Analyse sweet wine and dessert pairing
                • Discover cheese beyond taste
                • Establish personal kitchen organization and management skills
                Stage Four

                In this stage, you will incorporate the techniques and knowledge learnt previously and develop their self-management skills in the industrial environment through workshops and projects. In addition, you will also obtain management knowledge by taking courses including Food & Beverage Service, Management Concept, Restaurant Management and Communication and have the comprehensive skills to start your own business or work at the management level.

              • WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR

                Le Cordon Bleu International Master Chef Program is suitable for everyone, especially for those who plan to start their own business or try to pursue their career in the global hospitality industry.

              • WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN

                Successful graduates of the International Master Chef Program will earn a Le Cordon Bleu qualification celebrated in many countries across the world.

              • CONDITIONAL OFFER

                Applicants will have the conditional offer if he/she can not provide the evidence of English language proficiency. To fulfil the condition(s), applicants must send the official documentary proof of your English test scores no later than the commencement date of Stage 4.If students cannot provide English test result as required level, he/she can choose either:

                • Deferment: Student will need to provide the English test result within the deferment period  and continue to study in Stage 4.
                • Withdraw: If students withdraw the program, he/she can only be granted by Le Cordon Bleu with the Certificate of "Diplome de Commis Cuisinier " or "Diplome de Commis Patisserie". Students can still re-apply with appication fee to continue their study in Stage 4 once they can provide the evidence of English proficiency.
              • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                • Above 18 years old.
                • Evidence of English language proficiency. The English language requirement is IELTS 5.0 / TOEIC 550 / TOEFL ibt 67 or above.
                • Male applicants should complete their military service.
                • Entry level is accepted.
              • APPLICATION MATERIALS

                Applicants can apply either online or by email with the following mateirals:

                • Complete application form.
                • CV
                • Motivation letter (300 to 500 words).
                • 2-inches portrait photo.
                • A copies of your ID cards or passport.
                • Evidence of English language proficiency.
                • A copy of the Draft Discharge Order/Draft Exemption.
                • Proof of payment of application fee.
                • Relevant certificates (Optional).
              • PAYMENT METHODS

                Applicants are required to pay the administration fee and tuition fees by bank transfer. The tuition can be paid in full or by installment as below:

                • The first installment - Stage 1&2: NTD$ 504,670
                • The second installment- Stage 3: NTD$ 226,330
                • The third installment - Stage 4: NTD$ 315,220

                For the refund and deferment, please find on the General Policies page.

              • TERM DATES AND APPLY

                Term Dates & Prices

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                2018
                Jan 5, 2018 - Mar 22, 2019 (Standard, in English, Chinese)
                NTD 1,054,220.00
                Apr 13, 2018 - Jun 21, 2019 (Standard, in English, Chinese)
                NTD 1,054,220.00
                Jul 6, 2018 - Sep 20, 2019 (Standard, in English, Chinese)
                NTD 1,054,220.00
                Oct 5, 2018 - Dec 20, 2019 (Standard, in English, Chinese)
                NTD 1,054,220.00

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