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              Annual Graduation and Gala Dinner

              Le Cordon Bleu’s night of nights

              Le Cordon Bleu Australia Annual Graduation and Gala Dinner 2016

              Special guests and friends travel from far and wide to celebrate our graduating students.

              On Thursday, 25th August 2016, 420 guests arrived at the Adelaide Town Hall for Le Cordon Bleu’s night of nights.  94 students from both Adelaide and Sydney’s Bachelor degrees, and Adelaide’s Master’s degrees, graduated at the annual formal gala dinner. 

              Upon arrival, guests were treated to exquisite music from local harpist and singer, Emma Harwood, and during the ceremony and dinner, the Amicus Strings quartet provided the entertainment.

              Amongst those in attendance were also VIP guests, Councilor Sandy Wilkinson, representing the Lord Mayor and the Adelaide City Council; Ms. Brenda Cleaver, Institute Director, for The Northern Sydney Institute part of TAFE NSW; Professor Elizabeth Roberts, Head of School, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Southern Cross University; Mr. Norm Harrison, Bailli Délégué Australia for La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs; Ms. Serena Harrison-North, Bailli South Australia, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs; Ms. Sally Neville Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Restaurant & Catering Industry Association; and our valued industry supporters from the Hilton Adelaide, InterContinental Adelaide, Mayfair Hotel Adelaide, and Adelaide Oval.

              Guests dined on an entrée seasonal tasting plate of seared limestone coast beef salad, wild mushroom, garlic emulsion; chilli tequila prawn, avocado gel, lime sugar; and baked heidi gruyere, leek & chestnut tart.  Main course was a sesame crusted ocean trout, braised gai lan, oyster mushroom, soba noodles and dashi broth; or a confit leg of wimmera duck, goats’ curd mash, maple roasted beetroot, pepperberry, orange glaze.  Dessert was a decadent platter of chocolate lava cake, liquid chocolate centre, crème fraiche, and white chocolate crumbs. Délicieux!

              In addition to the graduates, there were a number of students who were recognised for their outstanding academic results via the DUX Award. Le Cordon Bleu would like to congratulate the following students once again for their achievement:

              DUX (Bachelor of Business International Hotel Management 2015)
              Richard Barthes

              DUX (Bachelor of Business International Hotel Management 2016)
              Anthea Dianne D’Aloia

              DUX (Bachelor of Business International Restaurant Management 2015)
              Tracey Vy

              DUX (Bachelor of Business International Restaurant Management 2016)
              Ellen Louise Reinhardt

              DUX (Master of International Hospitality Management 2015)
              Nguyet Thao Tran

              DUX (Master of International Hospitality Management 2016)
              Samantha Hui Tey

              DUX (Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism 2016)
              Hannah Killalea

              A big congratulations to all our graduation students!

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