Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship


For over a century, Le Cordon Bleu has helped shape the careers of some of the best chefs and food enthusiasts around the world. Regularly offering scholarship competitions each year, 2024 will focus on Le Cordon Bleu’s most prestigious programme, the Grand Diplôme®.

The prize will also include an internship at CORD by Le Cordon Bleu restaurant and some incredible money can't buy prizes, including mentoring from Michel Roux, work experience with Galvin Restaurants, 12 months accommodation from Londonist.

Michel Roux commented on his involvment in the Scholarship, “I am delighted to be a part of the Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship and help nurture the culinary talent of the future. The competition offers a life-changing opportunity for an aspiring chef to gain valuable training and industry experience, and a secure foothold on the first step of their career in hospitality.”

This Scholarship follows the success of the Julia Child Scholarship and Wine Scholarship by Le Cordon Bleu, providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone who has a passion for the culinary arts and aspires for a career in the culinary hospitality industry.

Le Cordon Bleu London is searching for some of the country’s most passionate culinary enthusiasts – regardless of age, location or background – giving them the chance to follow their dreams and aspirations, learning from Le Cordon Bleu London's Master Chefs and interning under the kitchen team at CORD by Le Cordon Bleu.

Entries close on Friday 31st May 2024.

The Prize

Worth over £60,000!

Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to the most passionate culinary enthusiast living in the United Kingdom.

The 2024 winner will be awarded a place on our prestigious Grand Diplôme®, with an exclusive internship placement at CORD by Le Cordon Bleu, the first fine dining restaurant in London from Le Cordon Bleu. Combined, the 12-month programme comprises the 9-month diploma and a 3-month internship.

The prize includes mentoring from Michel Roux, work experience with Galvin Restaurants, 12 months accommodation from Londonist during the winner's studies and a trip to visit Andros’ site at Bairs-sur-Cère, in the South-West of France.  

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How to apply

Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship is open to everyone who is lawfully a resident in United Kingdom. You need to be at least 18 years old and make sure you read and understand our terms and conditions before applying.

Please fill in the form via the link below to apply. You will need a to provide your full name, address, date of birth, current occupation, a copy of your CV/resumé and confirmation you have the right to study and work in the UK.

In addition, please prepare answers to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to study culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu London?
  • What do you love about the culinary arts the most?
  • Where did your love of culinary arts come from and when did it first develop?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time if you are successfully selected for the Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship?

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Our Partners

Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship has partnered with some fantastic brands for this years competition and prizes. You can find out more about each of these brands on the partners page.


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Michel Roux Jr
Chris Galvin
Karl O'Dell
Galvin Restaurants