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Le Cordon Bleu News, 03/21/2011
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa named one of the Top Culinary Arts Schools for Asian Students
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March 21, 2011

Ottawa, Ontario – March 21, 2011 - Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute has been named one of the top 25 hospitality and culinary arts schools for Asian students according to a study by Asian Correspondent., the fastest growing news service in Asia identified the top 25 hospitality and culinary arts schools for Asian students using a thorough evaluation process. The criteria for determining the top hospitality and culinary arts schools included empathy to Asian cultures, career opportunities after graduation, quality of education and facilities, quality of instructors, class sizes, opportunities for internships at affiliated restaurants and location of the campus.

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa ( was acknowledged for the top rankings in categories such as quality of education and facilities, quality of instructors, low student to chef ratio,career opportunities for graduates in leading kitchens and restaurants, and the location of the school. The school is situated in the Ottawa, Canada which was voted “best place to live in Canada in 2010” by Moneysense magazine based on booming population growth, a low crime rate, diversity and low cost of living.

“It is nice to be recognized as an ideal place for aspiring Asian chefs to learn the culinary arts, “ says Philippe Kopcsan, General Manager at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa. “With almost half of the student body made up of foreign students and a sizeable contingent of Asian students, the mix of culture and languages here really helps them blossom as the next generation of top international chefs. A truly international experience is something every parent wants to have for their children in today’s global environment.”

"Le Cordon Bleu has an exceptional international network well known to many of our readers. Their brand is synonymous with quality and high standards. When a young student from Asia travels abroad to learn culinary skills it is essential they are comfortable, safe and able to enjoy the city in which they live. Ottawa is a unique destination - culturally diverse, reasonably priced and full of wonderful food and drink venues. To receive the best possible training in this environment is a unique opportunity. Asian Correspondent welcomes LCB Ottawa to our "Top 25" in 2011." - James Craven, Publisher

This newest recognition will be added to the list of previous accolades including Pastry Chef of the Year 2010 for Chef Christian Faure Meilleur Ouvrier de France and Winner of Skills Ontario 2010 in the Pastry and Baking category.

About Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa

Le Cordon Bleu is dedicated to teaching classical French culinary arts programs and restaurant and hospitality management programs. Today Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts programs are internationally recognized and taught in over 40 schools in 20 countries around the world, training more than 20,000 students of over 70 nationalities every year. Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute offers internationally recognized Cuisine and Pastry Courses and Diplomas which can be combined in the Grand Diplôme and the unique Grand Diplôme Professionnel combining 3 terms of top cuisine and pastry classes with a 3-month internship in a top hotel/restaurant in Canada.


For further press information please contact:
Laura Kedziora
Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute

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