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Le Cordon Bleu International Competitions are now open!



While celebrating 125 years of excellence in teaching around the world, Le Cordon Bleu is launching two global competitions dedicated to aspiring culinary professionals and its alumni.


Future Talents competition
– open to 18 years old and over, looking for a career in hospitality, this competition offers the winners training in Cuisine and/or Pâtisserie in one of our prestigious institutes, among other prizes.
The competition takes place locally in 16 state-of-the-art Le Cordon Bleu institutes, where 1 out of 16 candidates in each campus are designated to take their chance for the Grand Finale in the flagship Paris institute, taking place on October 15th.

Alumni Trophy of Excellence – Le Cordon Bleu is inviting all its culinary diploma graduates to enter the alumni competition, for the chance to win the coveted trophy, for either Cuisine or Pâtisserie categories, among many other prizes.

The semi-finals take place locally in 8 state-of-the-art institutes, where 2 candidates per campus (one for Cuisine and one for Patisserie) are given the chance to compete in the finale which takes place on October 15th.

Applications to the competitions are open from February 17th until May 3rd, 2020. To apply, candidates must register online, and complete the application form, where one’s true passion for the culinary arts will help join the selection to compete in the semi-final.


With this, Le Cordon Bleu marks 2020 as a year to celebrate Culinary Excellence with all the passionate and talented, looking at the future generation and honouring current successes.

Save the date!

Applications Open: February 17th, 2020
Applications close: May 3rd, 2020
Announcement of Semi-finalists: May 20th, 2020
Local Semi-final: June 22nd- 3rd July, 2020
Announcing regional finalists: July 7th, 2020
Finale in Paris: October 15th, 2020


In this international event, Le Cordon Bleu is proud to count as partners, leaders such as Clement Design, Gosset Champagne and Electrolux.

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