My three years of study at Le Cordon Bleu has been the most valuable experience yet. It's not merely a matter of graduating with a Bachelor degree, it helped me grow towards an excellent career in culinary arts. Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Business allowed me to learn not only the French technique of cuisine and patisserie, but also how to manage our own business, be a leader and a problem solver. The knowledge and the skills taught gave me the confidence to pursue my passion and provided me with opportunities to work in excellent hotels and restaurants in Wellington. Not to mention, the lecturers, chefs and staff are professional and they are open to students' opinions. Definitely not an
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. With each and every class being more exciting and fulfilling than the last. I have been constantly reminded of how fast paced, exciting and ever-changing this industry is, and although we’re taught the traditional classics of French cuisine we are always encouraged to bring our own creativity and flair to our products always preparing us for the future after graduation
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 time at Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand helped prepare me for the industry, not only in necessary foundational skills, but also in the ability to transform ingredients. I specifically think of the Superior Patisserie final in which each student was tasked with developing and designing their own entremet. This was a perfect exercise to prepare me for the industry. Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand was such a positive growth experience for me, and I definitely miss the comradery amongst students, staff, and faculty. The encouraging yet honest criticism of the Chefs prepares students for the field in which every customer becomes a critic, and there is always room to improve.
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