On Saturday 29th June, Le Cordon Bleu London will be hosting its first ever Summer Festival to give a taste of the range of culinary skills, techniques and knowledge it has to offer. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy food demonstrations from well-known chefs, themed practical workshops delivered by Le Cordon Bleu’s Master Chefs as well as some of its successful alumni. There will also be wine and beverage tasting workshops, a Slow Food market, and a pop-up bookshop from Phaidon. Tours of our state-of-the-art facilities will be offered throughout the day with friendly Le Cordon Bleu staff on hand to answer all your questions.
Cooking Demonstrations - Guest chefs from top restaurants will host engaging and informative demonstrations, showcasing expertly delivered recipes and techniques. Chefs include: Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express and featured in Netflix Chef’s Table, Anna Hansen of The Modern Pantry, Ramael Scully of Scully in St James’ Market, Rakesh Nair of Cinnamon Club, Kerth Gumbs of Ormer Mayfair and Robert Ortiz of Lima.
Practical Workshops - Practical culinary workshops will be run by the following Le Cordon Bleu alumni:
Sarju Ranavaya, a pastry chef at The Taste Lab, who came in fifth place in the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2019 and won Best Artistic Chocolate Showpiece at the UK Pastry Open 2019.
Joo Won, Head Chef at the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows, whose expertise lies in both traditional French cuisine and traditional Korean cuisine.
Olivia Burt, a Sous Chef at Claridges Hotel, who was the first woman to reach Roux Scholarship Finals in four years.
Le Cordon Bleu’s Master Chefs, who are some of the industry's most established and accomplished professionals, will be leading the majority of practical workshops to provide knowledge and skills from our diplomas in Cuisine, Pâtisserie, Boulangerie, Culinary Management, Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends and Plant-Based Culinary Arts. All workshops will take place in our state of the art kitchens, using some of the best equipment available, such as Zwilling knives.
Wine & Beverage Tasting Workshops - There will be three exciting wine tasting sessions with Master Sommelier Matthieu Longuere, focusing on how to choose the right wine for any event or occasion, to suit any food palette and how to decode labels; all in a fun, interactive setting!
Slow Food Market – This will be an all-day market with food suppliers and producers which all celebrate the three guiding principles of Slow Food: ‘Good, Clean and Fair.’ Shoppers will be able to fill their fridges and pantries with delectable food products.
Visit the Le Cordon Bleu Summer Festival page to find out more about the event and to purchase tickets.