State-of-the-art kitchens unveiled at Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane
Image L-R: George Clegg (Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane Chef); Rudi Scheel (Le Cordon Bleu Australia Chief Operating Officer); Mary Campbell (TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer); Shannon Fentiman (Minister for Employment & Small Business,& Minister for Training & Skills Development); Monsieur André Cointreau (Le Cordon Bleu International President & CEO); Paul Wilson (TAFE Queensland Brisbane Region General Manager).
Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane unveiled two state-of-the art training kitchens at its Queensland South Bank Institute where it delivers world-class culinary arts and hospitality management training. The Government pledged $3.7 million towards the upgrade of the training facilities at South Bank in support of the partnership between Le Cordon Bleu and TAFE Queensland as a commitment to providing the best quality training and highly-qualified workers for its thriving hospitality industry.
Two new state-of-the-art commercial grade kitchens at Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane can accommodate up to 16 students per class and each kitchen is equipped with new industry standard equipment including: nine burner stoves, nine ovens, nine counter top deep fryers, eight kitchen aids, new upright freezers and refrigerators, and new dishwashers. Facilities also include a specialised Asian Cookery section comprising of four wok burners and a duck oven used for cooking traditional Peking duck.
This investment into the newly designed kitchens at our South Bank institute will provide superior training facilities to bolster our students’ practical training, ensuring they receive the culinary education Le Cordon Bleu is renowned for.
- Monsieur André Cointreau, Le Cordon Bleu International President & CEO
The VIP launch was attended by media, government and Le Cordon Bleu officials including Monsieur André Cointreau (Le Cordon Bleu President & CEO); The Honourable Shannon Fentiman (Minister for Employment & Small Business, & Minister for Training & Skills Development); Mary Campbell (TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer); Rudi Scheel (Le Cordon Bleu Australia Chief Operating Officer); Paul Wilson (TAFE Queensland Brisbane Region General Manager); Shayne Ostwald (TAFE Queensland Brisbane Region Executive Director); & Pat Dennis (TAFE Queensland Brisbane Faculty Director).
Deputy Premier and Member for South Brisbane, Ms Jackie Trad said, “We know that we will need 20,000 more skilled workers in the thriving tourism and hospitality industry by 2020. This investment shows our commitment to providing the best employment foundations for the growing number of tourism and hospitality jobs in our state.”
These new training facilities will be where the next generation of master chefs will learn their skills and go on to create their business dreams and redefine food and culture in Queensland.
- Ms. Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Training and Skills Development
Discover the programmes offered at Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane here.
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