Le Cordon Bleu, the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes, welcomes its first intake of students to its new campus, on June 22nd 2016.
Founded in Paris in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu has recently taken up home in a new 4 000 m2 establishment in the 15th district, next to Beaugrenelle shopping centre and opposite the statue of Liberty. The new building will welcome more than 1 000 students, of more than 100 different nationalities, every year, to carry out training in the fields of gastronomy, wine, hospitality and tourism, from initiation level through to Bachelor Degree.
The new institute will provide students with ultramodern, high-tech equipment, with emphasis on the use of digital systems. Designed by the Gabrielli - Pierres - Primard architectural firm, the building’s design, in aluminium and glass, was envisaged with the latest environmental norms in mind, enabling it to be eco-friendly.
One of the innovations in the new premises is the roof, which has been transformed into an energy autonomous vegetable garden, measuring more than 800 m². The garden allows students to learn about how fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers are grown in an urban setting. It also supplies some of the fresh ingredients for cuisine lessons. Beehives also provide the institute’s honey
Le Cordon Bleu Paris in figures:
- A total of 18 classrooms for cuisine, pastry and boulangerie, and management.
- 1 cellar-style room dedicated to wine.
- 1 room dedicated to Asian cuisine.
- 1 workshop dedicated to individual or group lessons for all gourmets.
- 1 student area with multimedia equipment and a large library with a wide selection of international culinary books and magazines.
- 1 boutique with a range of gourmet products and gifts, all carefully selected by Le Cordon Bleu Chefs, as well as an array of cuisine and pastry equipment.
- 1 Café – Official opening in September 2016.
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