The Superior Cuisine (Superior Certificate) programme culminates in Le Diplôme de Cuisine Le Cordon Bleu (Cuisine Diploma). You will learn about the current evolution of French cuisine. Full menus, demonstrated by the chefs, are inspired by trends from today’s top kitchens. Some recipes are original; others are contemporary interpretations of the classics. The ingredients are richer and more refined: exposing the students to working with such ingredients as foie gras, truffles and lobster. Now well-versed in French culinary skills, you are encouraged in Superior Cuisine to be more creative in both taste and presentation.
Duration: 10 weeks
Price: NZD 13,800.00 (Subject to change)
Fees Include: 2x uniforms (jacket, trousers, hat, necktie), ZWILLING Knife Tool Kit, All Ingredients, Course Materials, Exams, Graduation.
Hours per week: Approximately 20-24 hours
Entry Requirements: IELTS score (or test equivalent) of 5.5 overall, completion of Basic and Intermediate Certificates, 16 years old (no upper age limit)
Since graduating from Le Cordon Bleu I’ve had exciting opportunities to work with many celebrity chefs around the world such as Mark Best, Charles Michel, Ash Heeger and Alanna Sapwell. I recently travelled to Australia with Hiakai’s Celebrity Chef Monique Fiso for The Curated Plate Culinary Festival and won Emerging Chef of the Year in the Felix Wellington Hospitality awards 2019. Read more.
Vaibhav Vishen Head Chef at Spring Kitchen by Hilton. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can with no inhibitions. That is what Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand taught me. This has influenced my constant yearning to always question, improve and innovate. Read more
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