Le Cordon Bleu understands the needs of industry partners. We listen to them when they tell us the qualities they seek in potential staff, and design programs that reflect those needs.
Industry Engagement Team
Our Industry Engagement teams, all hospitality and careers specialists, have a direct line of communication to our industry partners. When they are not busy engaging with and educating our students, teaching them the techniques they need to secure their dream jobs, techniques such as resume writing skills, interview techniques, career building and goal setting, professional presentation and networking skills, they are out in the field speaking with industry and sourcing work opportunities - for both current students and graduates alike.
We understand that without the valuable and ongoing support of our industry partners, helping our hospitality management and culinary students realise their future dreams and aspirations would not be possible.
Le Cordon Bleu has developed a number of outstanding industry partnerships, to provide an insight as to what they are looking for in those they hire, and why they value Le Cordon Bleu students; what qualities they value about them, and perhaps even uncover some other trade secrets along the way.
We had the privilege of interviewing Julien Pouteau, Executive Chef, QT Hotels and Resorts, where a number of Le Cordon Bleu students have been fortunate to work.
“We engage Le Cordon Bleu chefs because obviously they are a fantastic platform to find a chef that wants to build a career. Obviously with a program in place to develop their (LCB’s) chefs not only in the field (in the workplace) but also…giving them a general understanding of our industry…that really, for me, is a key part of hiring such a chef. Why? Because I know that they want to make a career. I know that they have a vision to develop, to grow and that it is my responsibility to help them out, to get there, but I know the foundation is right and that’s what really interests me about Le Cordon Bleu.”
Listening to Julien talk, it is clear to see that he places great value on the combination of theory and practice, both in the classroom and in practice, working in industry.