Successful completion of the Diplôme de Cuisine & Diplôme de Pâtisserie results in the award of the Le Grand Diplôme. You will learn to master the necessary skills to create fine Pâtisserie & Cuisine dishes through a combination of demonstrations, practical sessions and theory lessons, gaining knowledge from our classically trained Le Cordon Bleu master chefs who have experience working in senior positions in the world’s finest kitchens and Michelin starred restaurants.
Our Le Cordon Bleu master chefs lead demonstrations to show you how to produce dishes to the highest professional standard. You are then tasked with replicating what you have been shown in one of our practical kitchens.
Duration: 18 Months
Price: NZD $36,200/ per year* OR NZD $70,100 full payment (discount of $2,300)*
Fees Include: 2x uniforms (jacket, trousers, hat, necktie), ZWILLING Knife Tool Kit, All Ingredients, Course Materials, Exams, Graduation
Hours per week: Approximately 25-30 hours
Entry Requirements: IELTS score (or test equivalent) of 5.0 overall for Basic Cuisine, 5.5 for Intermediate and Superior Cuisine with no band lower than 5.0 for all courses
Le Cordon Bleu Wellington has given me the best 9 months of my life. My experience under the watchful eyes of the highly regarded Chefs here has not only been rewarding, challenging but most of all has confirmed my passion for all things culinary. I have been taught a number of invaluable skills that will stay with me forever.
I loved studying at Le Cordon Bleu because of the variety of nationalities within my class. Le Cordon Bleu has a very high level of standards and is highly respected in the culinary industry and throughout the world, which gives every student a higher chance to travel the world as a chef. I really enjoyed how they marked every lesson it made every day important, so it forced me to push myself. Le Cordon Bleu classes are practical and hands on; this was my favourite because I feel that this is the best way to learn, especially for me.
I have always had much love and passion for food ever since I was a kid. While researching about culinary schools on my last year of college I came across Le Cordon Bleu. Knowing that Le Cordon Bleu is one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the world I was excited to find out that Le Cordon Bleu was opening in the Heart of New Zealand, Wellington. Studying at Le Cordon Bleu Wellington for 9 months as a cuisine student was definitely the most awesome experience I have ever had. I was able to learn many cooking techniques, be taught by highly experienced chef tutors and even assist celebrity chefs during ‘Wellington on a Plate.’
My three years of study at Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand has been the most valuable experience yet. It's not merely a matter of graduating with a Bachelors degree, it helped me grow towards an excellent career in culinary arts. The degree allowed me to learn not only the French technique of cuisine and patisserie but also how to manage my own business, be a leader and a problem solver. The knowledge and skills I have been taught gave me the confidence to pursue my passion and provided me with opportunities to work in excellent hotels and restaurants in Wellington. The lecturers, chefs, and staff are professional and they are open to students' opinions making it a great learning environment.
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