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Grand Diplôme®

Respected across the culinary and hospitality industry as a mark of excellence, Le Cordon Bleu's Grand Diplôme® is an influential qualification combining classical training in both cuisine and patisserie. Students are first taught basic culinary skills before applying this knowledge to high-quality produce and specialist ingredients.

This Diploma is awarded after the successful completion of both the Diplôme de Cuisine and the Diplôme de Pâtisserie.

The Grand Diplôme® is our most influential qualification, which
simultaneously combines classical training in both cuisine and pâtisserie.

Throughout the 9 month tuition, you are first taught basic culinary skills before applying them to high-quality produce and specialist ingredients. Supervised by some of the most qualified and classically trained Chefs, you will learn fundamental culinary techniques through a succession of  theoretical and practical training combining Chef demonstrations and practical sessions.

4 intakes yearly: January, April, July and October

Course Details

  • COURSE STRUCTURE

    Under the supervision of Chef Instructors, lessons are divided into two parts:

    • Culinary demonstrations in front of the whole class where students become familiar with techniques taught by the Chefs
    • Practical classes where they practise the techniques learnt during the demonstration at individual work stations

    The Grand Diplôme covers two disciplines: cuisine and pastry. Each discipline is made up of three levels:

    • Basic level
    • Intermediate level
    • Superior level

    The Grand Diplôme structure:

    For each level successfully completed, students are awarded a certificate to prove their skills. To obtain the Grand Diplôme®, students must successfully complete Superior level in each discipline.

  • WHO IS THE PROGRAMME FOR?

    This comprehensive culinary course is recommended for students with strong ambition who want solid knowledge in pastry and cuisine.

    This programme is suitable if:

    • You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (Michelin starred restaurant or five star hotel)
    • You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to learn classic French cooking techniques to then open your own business
    • You love cooking and always wanted to learn ‘the right way’ to do things in the kitchen

    We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required.

  • WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN
    Graduates will gain the French qualification of Grand Diplôme certificate which is recognized worldwide
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