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Our Grand Diplôme® is the most prestigious culinary qualification at Le Cordon Bleu, combining the study of our Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie. Following completion of the Grand Diplôme®, this packaged course includes the study of the Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness, the Diploma in Culinary Management and the Internship Pathway, totalling 18 months of study.

Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme®: Your passport to the culinary world

Truely the most conprehensive package offered by Le Cordon Bleu London, the total package covers patisserie, cuisine, advanced pâtisserie and innovation, culinary management and an internship placement.

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

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Duration: 18 months | 6 terms
Price: £51,915
Diploma fees include: ingredients, uniforms, Zwilling knife set, learning materials
Hours per week: approximately 32 to 39 hours
Entry requirements: high school diploma or equivalent, evidence of English language. No prior culinary experience is required. All students must be aged 18 years or over.

Please note that in order to successfully complete our Grand Diplôme®, students will be required to handle live shellfish, prepare and use veal stock, take part in practical butchery classes on beef, pork and chicken, and handle alcoholic beverages within a culinary context.

Please note: applications requiring a visa can close up to 12 weeks before the course start date.

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  • Course Structure

    The curriculum is composed of four Le Cordon Bleu diplomas and a work experience:

    • During the first 9 months of the programme, you will study simultaneously our Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie in order to complete Le Cordon Bleu's most prestigious diploma: Grand Diplôme®. You will be first taught basic culinary and pastry skills before applying them to high-quality produce and specialist ingredients. Additionally, prior to your internship you will be supported by a number of workshops to assist you in finding the right position, including how to write your Curriculum Vitae, interview skills and preparing you to enter the workplace
    • Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness: upon successful completion of Grand Diplôme®, students will start studying this diploma over a period of 3 months. The Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness will provide culinary education to students and professionals wishing to build knowledge and skills in advanced pâtisserie with emphasis on recipe development, transformation and evolving classical recipes.
      • Diploma in Culinary Management: upon successful completion of Diploma in Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness, students will start studying this diploma over a period of 3 months. The Diploma in Culinary Management includes advanced culinary classes, key operational and management disciplines as well as business and marketing.
      • Finally a three-month internship with one of our highly regarded industry partners. On completion of the internship students should be able to apply theoretical situations to a real life work context, work as part of a professional team, assess their own skillset in practical situations, communicate at a professional level with their colleagues and analyse their performance.
  • Who is this Programme For?

    The Grand Diplôme® with Pâtisserie Innovation and Wellness, Culinary Management and Internship Pathway has been designed to provide students with an experience of working in a professional kitchen as part of their culinary training. This comprehensive programme is ideal for students who have already clear career objectives and know that culinary management knowledge associated to culinary arts skills and work experience will be key to their success. This course is particularly well suited to those looking to focus their career on health and pâtisserie thanks to the advanced techniques and ingredient understanding taught. We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required. This programme is suitable if:

    • You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (pâtisserie, restaurant or hotel)
    • You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to learn classic French techniques
    • You wish to open your own business
    • You have a particular passion for patisserie, innovation and health.
  • What Qualification will I Gain?

    Combining thorough training in cuisine, pâtisserie and culinary management as well as a 3-month internship, Grand Diplôme® with Culinary Management Internship Pathway is one of the most comprehensive diplomas available in our institute.

    This diploma course has been accredited as a “Customised Qualification” by national awarding organisation NCFE, and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 using Ofqual’s Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) level descriptors.

  • Term Dates & Apply

    Term Dates & Prices

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    Jan 7, 2022 - Jun 23, 2023 ( Standard )
    £ 51,915.00

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