Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane to teach next generation of culinary greats
L:R Hon. Shannon Fentiman Minister for Training and Skills Development, Tom Milligan Le Cordon Bleu Australia Technical Director, Derrick Casey Le Cordon Bleu Australia Chief Executive Officer, Rodolphe Cointreau Le Cordon Bleu Australia Chief Operating Officer.
The official opening of Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane Institute was celebrated in style with a high-profile media conference and formal cocktail function attended by VIPs, local MPs, media corps, industry partners, education agents, and Le Cordon Bleu representatives.
Partnering with TAFE Queensland to meet high industry demand for qualified chefs and hospitality professionals, the expansion is supported by a $3.7 million Queensland Government investment. Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane Institute will deliver the acclaimed Diplôme de Cuisine (SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery), Diplôme de Pâtisserie (SIT31016 Certificate III in Patisserie) and Diplôme Avancé de Gestion Culinaire (SIT60316 Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management) from July this year.
Minister for Training and Skills Development, Hon. Shannon Fentiman says that Brisbane is at the beginning of a new era for hospitality and cookery in Queensland.
This fantastic partnership with TAFE Queensland and Le Cordon Bleu will provide Queenslanders with world class culinary training and I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them to the State
Le Cordon Bleu CEO Derrick Casey says the Brisbane Institute will continue to spur growth across the Australian hospitality sector which is currently worth more than $24.3 billion. “Le Cordon Bleu’s new Brisbane Institute will offer students both practical and theoretical training, providing them with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills while building industry networks and relationships.”
L:R Dr. Paul Wilson General Manager TAFE Queensland Brisbane, Mary Campbell CEO TAFE Queensland, Tom Milligan Le Cordon Bleu Australia Technical Director, Hon. Shannon Fentiman Minister for Training and Skills Development, Derrick Casey Le Cordon Bleu Australia Chief Executive Officer
TAFE Queensland Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mary Campbell is excited to introduce new programmes expanding educational options for Queensland students and the local industry. “Le Cordon Bleu offers a great range of vocational and higher education programmes in Australia, and it’s great to partner with a like-minded, highly respected and credible institute launching at our South Bank campus.”
Each year over 2,000 students from a diversity of cultures choose to study with Le Cordon Bleu across its campuses and the Brisbane Institute will be joining existing schools in Melbourne Sydney, Adelaide and 35 more institutes worldwide.