The Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism, launched in May 2012, is celebrating the enrollment of their 100th student to the program.
Gastronomic tourism is fast becoming a booming industry and it seems there are plenty of people looking to develop and improve their skills.
It is certainly the potential of this industry that brought the 100th student, Catherine Morgan to the course:
I’m excited by the role that gastronomy now plays in tourism, raising greater awareness of the food industry in general, but also everything from small scale farmers to bespoke producers and food artisans. I’m looking forward to a program that will help me translate this passion for travel, food, society and culture into a formal qualification, something that will allow me to become part of this exciting growth industry.
The 2014 class intake will include students from businesses and countries as varied as Turkey, Jamaica, Australia, Malaysia and New Zealand, as well as backgrounds such as media, interior design, hospitality, event management, education and travel/ tourism.