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Julia Child Scholarship 2019 Winner: Bianca Tia Mesuria
Term One Update

We caught up with our 2019 Julia Child Scholarship winner, Bianca Tia Mesuria, on how she is progressing through the first part of her scholarship, studying the Diplôme de Pâtisserie with Culinary Management alongside the Diplôme de Boulangerie. All this while living in the central London accommodation provided by our accommodation partner, Londonist as part of the prize worth over £40,000.

How was your first term studying at Le Cordon Bleu London?

"I've just finished my first term at Le Cordon Bleu. It's been really challenging, but also really exciting. I get really excited to go into the kitchen and put what I've learnt into practice.  It just makes it all come together and it is just really fun."

Has the experience lived up to your expectations?

"The course is definitely everything I expected and more. For the next stage of my scholarship, I’ll be starting Intermediate in both of my courses, but I'll also be starting my internship at the Savoy Hotel. I'm really looking forward to how that chapter unravels itself and I'm learning so many things about the industry. It's a new industry that I've stepped into, so I'll be starting off as a newbie to the world. It's fun and exciting at the same time."

How does it feel to have changed career to pursue your dreams?

"There's nothing I regret about what I've done. It's been a massive risk, obviously, and there are so many factors that you have to consider, but it feels like, for the first time, this is where I should be and it's been a long time since I've felt that way."

How do you intend to use your new skills once you graduate?

"When I graduate from Le Cordon Bleu I plan on setting up my social enterprise and my own establishment, but I would also like the opportunity to work abroad. I don't know, this course might open new doors for me, which I have open arms for."

If you are interested in following in Bianca Tia's footsteps, then you can apply for this years International Competition which celebrates 125 years of Le Cordon Bleu. Alternatively, browse our programmes and courses to apply.



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