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Le Cordon Bleu announces the start of construction of their Rio de Janeiro school
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March 28, 2014 – Rio de Janeiro


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Le Cordon Bleu announces the start of construction of their Rio de Janeiro school

March 28, 2014 – Rio de Janeiro – Le Cordon Bleu International, a worldwide leader in gastronomy, hospitality and management education, and the Rio de Janeiro government held a ceremony to launch the start of the construction of their joint school. The school, scheduled to open in 2015, will be located in a two-story building ceded by the state government in Botafogo.

“Le Cordon Bleu would like to congratulate and to thank Governor Sergio Cabral, Vice Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão, Science and Technology Secretary of State, Gustavo Tutuca and Sub Secretary Tande Vieira, Foundation of Support to Technical School (FAETEC) President Celso Pansera, Construction Secretary of State Hudson Braga, Director-President of Civil Works company of the State of Rio de Janeiro (EMOP), Ícaro Moreno Júnior and their wonderful teams, for their relentless support and outstanding dedication to make this collaboration possible” says Mr. André J. Cointreau, President and CEO of Le Cordon Bleu International.

With the beginning of construction of Le Cordon Bleu we will have skilled manpower not only for the Olympics, but we will leave a legacy that will continue moving the entire productive economy of our state” says Gustavo Tutuca.

Leveraging Le Cordon Bleu’s 120 years of excellence, this school will provide a custom-made 2 year culinary apprenticeship program for entry level students and apprentices who wish to develop the skills, knowledge and work related values required to operate in either the commercial, industrial or retail catering industry, commercial kitchens and ethnic restaurants. Such programs will include an internship in the school’s teaching restaurant and an external professional experience placement in a hotel or a restaurant. Scholarships will be made available to some of the most deserving students proposed by FAETEC. Le Cordon Bleu is honoured and proud to contribute to the pacification process program.

In addition, a continuous education program will deliver specific technical and management skills unique to the hospitality industry, enhancing job prospects in a range of professional kitchens and establishments.

Le Cordon Bleu will provide the best education and will be at the service of students so they can become tomorrow’s ambassadors for the hospitality industry and for Brazil. We are thrilled to be in Brazil with advisors such as Mr. Villard, culinary advisor and we are looking forward to the successful opening of our joint school” concludes Mr. Cointreau.

About Le Cordon Bleu International

With over 100 years of teaching experience, Le Cordon Bleu offers a widely-respected training program in culinary arts. Our international network comprises more than 50 schools in 20 countries, welcoming over 20,000 students each year. Le Cordon Bleu offers a range of programs in the field of gastronomy, hospitality and tourism, from beginner level to MBA.

To learn more about Le Cordon Bleu International, please visit

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