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Alumni shine at Le Cordon Bleu events in Darwin

Le Cordon Bleu alumniLe Cordon Bleu Australia recently hosted a recruitment drive with alumni networking events in Darwin to promote Le Cordon Bleu programmes and strengthen alumni relationships in industry.

Information evening

Le Cordon Bleu Australia welcomed Career Counsellors, Teachers, and High School Students to the five-star Adina Hotel on the Darwin Waterfront for an evening to network and discuss how Le Cordon Bleu prepares students for rewarding, lifelong careers in the hotel, restaurant and culinary arts industry through its world-class programmes taught by expert chefs and lecturers at four campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Guests were invited to explore potential career opportunities within the thriving hospitality industry resulting from Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts and hospitality management programmes such as: Diplôme de Commis Cuisinier (SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery), Diplôme de Commis Pâtissier (SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie), Bachelor of Business (International Restaurant Management), Bachelor of Business (International Hotel Management), and Master of International Hospitality Management.

Le Cordon Bleu alumni proudly shared their career journeys at the event, reflecting on their industry and study experiences. They discussed the value of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) real industry workplace experiences, and the Le Cordon Bleu international alumni network with its lifelong membership to open doors in Australia and abroad.

Alumni networking event

The first formal Le Cordon Bleu alumni gathering in Darwin revealed a thirst from alumni genuinely happy to meet and tell their stories of career, personal and family success.

After an alumni dinner at Hilton Darwin (two alumni are in senior roles at the Hilton), alumni indicated their intention to organise informal get-togethers to continue this network. As Darwin is a remote location this will be a valuable network, and a positive initiative for future students and alumni who may want to re-locate to the Northern Territory.

Le Cordon Bleu alumni working in Darwin have enjoyed rapid career progression and are now in senior positions - two run their own business and two work in the disability sector in senior roles.

Recruitment drive

Le Cordon Bleu student Zara Jae Hollis presented an excellent discussion about her Le Cordon Bleu learning experiences to 60 students at her former secondary school, Darwin High.

A special thanks to Sanjukta Ghosh for assisting in the organisation of the alumni dinner and for her recruitment event presentation; and to Yuvraj Pawar and Julian Mou who were excellent guides around Darwin.

CRICOS 02380M / RTO 4959