Le Cordon Bleu Logo

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 and the Diploma in Culinary Management, totalling 15 months of study.

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

One of the most conprehensive packages offered by Le Cordon Bleu London, the total package covers pâtisserie, cuisine, advanced pâtisserie and innovation and culinary management.

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

Key information


Duration: 15 months | 5 terms
Price: £56,440
Diploma fees include: ingredients, uniforms, knife kit, learning materials
Hours per week: approximately 32 to 39 hours
Entry requirements: 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.

Term Dates and Apply

  • Course Structure

    The curriculum is composed of four Le Cordon Bleu diplomas:

    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Who is this Programme For?

    The Grand Diplôme® with Pâtisserie Innovation & Wellness and Culinary Management is a comprehensive programme, ideal for students who have already clear career objectives and know that culinary management knowledge associated to culinary arts skills. 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 pâtisserie innovation and health.
  • What Qualification will I Gain?

    Combining thorough training in cuisine, pâtisserie and culinary management, Grand Diplôme® with Pâtisserie Innovation and Culinary Management is one of the most comprehensive diplomas available in our institute.

    Qualification title: Grand Diplôme with Advanced Study (Pâtisserie Innovation, Culinary Management)

    SCQF level: 8

    SCQF Credits: 218

    This qualification is listed on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) and has been independently credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). Further information is available here. This gives assurance that the content of our qualifications are of a high standard, meeting the rigorous quality assurance requirements of a national awarding body.

    For more information about accreditation and student visa sponsorship, visit our Accreditation and Educational Oversight page.

  • Add a combination of programmes
  • Term Dates & Apply

    Term Dates & Prices

    Select a date
    Jun 30, 2023 - Sep 13, 2024 ( Standard )
    Sep 29, 2023 - Dec 13, 2024 ( Standard )
    Jan 5, 2024 - Mar 21, 2025 ( Standard )

More Information

How to apply
Find out more
International students
Find out more
Find out more

Request information