PERTH – APRIL 2016 – Le Cordon Bleu, the leading Global Network of Culinary arts and Hospitality Management Institutes, has announced the latest addition to its global list of institutes, with a new education facility in Perth.
The purpose-built facility at the North Metropolitan TAFE (NMT - formerly Central TAFE) will provide the highest level of hospitality education with two new degrees – A Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management and a Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management. The new Perth location is the latest addition to Le Cordon Bleu institutes in Australia, counting already Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.
With over 120 years in service, we have a long tradition in providing excellence in teaching the classics of cuisine, but now with a presence in more than 20 countries, our teaching reflects the internationalisation of culinary development around the world today. In this context we are very happy to be opening a new Le Cordon Bleu School in Perth, which is regarded as a leader in culinary and gastronomy excellence in Australia.
Premier Colin Barnett partnered with Le Cordon Bleu’s Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Derrick Casey to open the facility on Aberdeen Street at a special morning tea on April 27th. Derrick Casey COO of Le Cordon Bleu Australia commented:
The new Le Cordon Bleu School in Perth will provide a continuing stream of highly motivated and qualified professional staff for this ever growing and developing industry in Australia.
According to President of Le Cordon Bleu Mr André Cointreau, all graduates will leave with a world-renowned qualification that opens doors to an exciting, international career in gastronomy and hospitality.
Partnering with NMT in Perth is another very exciting announcement. Michelle Hoad, Acting Managing Director of North Metropolitan TAFE declares:
We are excited to welcome Le Cordon Bleu to our Perth campus. The international reputation of Le Cordon Bleu will no doubt place Perth squarely in the hospitality spotlight, offering local, national and international students the chance to study internationally recognised qualifications delivered by one of the world’s most prestigious education providers.
According to research by the Australian Tourism Commission, 53 % of tourists view food and wine experiences as the number one highlight of their trip to Australia. This, coupled with the fact that Australia is considered only second to France in food and wine experiences by overseas travellers, is another reason why Le Cordon Bleu continues to invest in education facilities around the country.
Two courses will be on offer at Le Cordon Bleu’s new facility in Perth:
The Convention and Event Management degree will feature modules including Convention and Event Planning and Operations; Media Management and Sponsorship; Economic Principles and Risk Management.
The Tourism Management course will include subjects including Tourism Planning and Development; Sustainable, Cultural and Eco Tourism; Destination Branding and Marketing; and Ethical Management for Tourism and Events.
Both courses, which have a duration of three years total, include two periods of six months’ industry placement. Admission dates are in January and July.