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Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand offers a range of qualifications at all levels – Certificates, Diplomas, and Undergraduate Degree programmes. Our prestigious qualifications in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management ensure that graduates are highly sought after, are able to climb the industry ladder with confidence, and achieve their dream culinary career.

Why Study in Wellington, New Zealand?

  • Wellington is ranked as the best city in the world to live by the Deutsche Bank for two consecutive years.
  • New Zealand is ranked the first most friendly and sociable country in the world by the 2018 Legatum Prosperity Index.
  • New Zealand is ranked the second safest country in the world according to the 2018 Global Peace Index.
  • 25% of people that call Wellington ‘home’ were born in another country. Wellington is a melting pot of different cultures.
  • New Zealand is ranked the second best country in the world for business due to its entrepreneurial environment, business infrastructure and labour market flexibility


Le Cordon Bleu provides Scholarships for students with a true commitment and passion for the Culinary Arts. View our scholarships and pursue your culinary dreams.


  • candy-testimonial
    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.
    Candy Puterigunawan - Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Business
  • Emily NOVAK thumb
    My time at Le Cordon Bleu NZ helped prepare me for the industry, not only in necessary foundational skills, but also in the ability to transform ingredients. Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand was such a positive growth experience for me, and I definitely miss the comraderie amongst students, staff, and faculty. The encouraging yet honest criticism by the Chefs prepares students for the field in which every customer becomes a critic, and there is always room to improve.  Emily Novak, Food Scientist, Ferrara Candy
    Emily Novak - Grand Diplome
  • brad-testimonial
    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.
    Brad Grevatt - Grand Diplôme
  • Eilish-testimonial
    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
    Eilish Roberts – Diplôme de Pâtisserie
  • Lydia-Lee-testimonial
    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.’
    Lydia Lee- Grand Diplôme

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