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Learn French cuisine from the best chefs

Paris enjoys a special status as a capital and a world city. This illustrious rank is justified by the city' s many qualities. In addition to its architectural beauty and rich cultural heritage, Paris boasts the world's capital of gastronomy. The obvious Parisian choice should be clear to every foreign student seeking an excellent education in a prestigious setting.

Paris: Capital of gastronomy and great chefs

France is renowned throughout the world for its culinary diversity and the quality of its wines. In Paris, you will have the opportunity to experience for yourself the reasons for this popularity. Furthermore, you will learn the codes of French cuisine.

Learning French cuisine means becoming part of a culinary excellence that you will be able to reproduce in your future experiences, as was the case for Yanan Ren, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 2016 and later became a chef de partie in a French restaurant in Jinan, China.

France has an extremely large pool of chefs. According to the Michelin guide, many of them are in Paris.
This is why Le Cordon Bleu has enlisted the services of renowned chefs to teach students their knowledge. Chef Eric Briffard, Meilleur Ouvrier de France 1994, is Culinary Arts Director and Head of Le Cordon Bleu Paris Institute. With his team of chefs who need no introduction, he teaches the best cuisine to students who are as passionate as they are ambitious.

Le Cordon Bleu: high-quality culinary training

An ideal learning environment

By coming to Paris to study, you give yourself the chance to get a first-hand look at culinary excellence. Who else but star chefs can explain the basics of the culinary arts to you and guide you towards your professional project?

"Observe, do, learn" is the motto of Le Cordon Bleu Paris, the prestigious culinary arts and hotel management school. Throughout your training, the teachers transmit their love of cooking. Their goal is to show you that technical excellence can only be achieved through passion and hard work. 

Through the courses taught by great Chefs, you will discover the dishes of traditional, but also modern and contemporary cuisine. You will compose your recipes with fresh food. The fruit, vegetables and herbs are grown in the school's own kitchen garden, where you will spend time to learn about the importance of seasonality.

Each stage of your course is carefully monitored by the teaching and administrative teams in order to provide you with the best possible study environment.
The alumni network can testify to the importance of this training in their careers

A multitude of career paths

The institute offers several levels of learning:
- The Basic Cuisine Certificate consists of theoretical classes where you will learn culinary vocabulary, as well as practical classes where technique is taught.
- The Intermediate Cuisine Certificate invites students to discover French culinary diversity by visiting regional kitchens.
- The Superior Cuisine Certificate will encourage you to be more creative in both taste and presentation and to develop your knowledge of international culinary techniques.

The Grand Diplôme is Le Cordon Bleu Paris' flagship diploma, consisting of The Diplôme de Cuisine and the Diplôme de Pâtisserie. It Guarantees high quality teaching by high level professors.

Testimonials from former students

Ryan Milstein, an Australian student who graduated with the famous Cuisine diploma in 2016, says: "My favourite memories at Le Cordon Bleu are the workshops we did in Superior Cuisine. Working closely with Chefs was always a great experience, but, having the opportunity to create dishes, develop your personality, and have detailed critique and advice from great Chefs during this experience was amazing."
After graduation, Ryan completed his internship at the highly acclaimed Guy Savoy, a restaurant in the 6th arrondissement of Paris founded by the namesake Chef.

Yamilka completed the Pastry Diploma in 2016 and expresses her enthusiasm through her testimony: "I had one of the best experiences of my life. Above all, the human experience is what makes it unique. In fact, I can't wait to come back for another programme! I had an incredible study group, with students from all over the world, from different cultures, with a lot to share. Today, we still have a friendship and we learn new things from each other. There were people from Asia, from Brazil, from Dubai."

Yamilka co-founded Pastreez with Anthony Rosemond after graduating. Pastreez is a French pastry shop based in California that specialises in brightly coloured macarons. Their success is due to their work and their love for French know-how, which they have both adopted and adapted.

Enrich your cultural background in Paris

By opting for Paris, you are truly opening yourself up to the world. Every year, some one hundred and thirty nationalities are welcomed to study at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. As a global city, Paris is the birthplace of many international projects.

As the world capital of gastronomy, the city hosts many events including trade shows, workshops and other unique experiences.

The famous Taste of Paris fair highlights French culinary excellence. The greatest chefs are there to demonstrate France's know-how.
The Omnivore festival brings together the future of French cuisine and its current masters. For pastry lovers, the Salon du Chocolat is held at the end of the year. When you see this demonstration, you can no longer doubt that culinary arts are indeed the 11th art. 

This type of event is an ideal springboard for students who have an attraction for frontiers. Top chefs keep a close eye on the best talent at these events.

Whether you want to become a chef, a food critic or even a food stylist, watch, do, learn, and the success of your projects will become a reality.

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