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Student Café Creation Competition Winner Announced


Le Cordon Bleu London is pleased to announce a winner has been chosen for the winter edition of the Student Café Creation Competition. The competition was launched in January this year, and saw a huge response in the form of entries from eager Le Cordon Bleu students keen to practise their culinary skills at home, and compete for the top prize of having their dish featured on the Spring menu at Café Le Cordon Bleu.

Following a tough contest with high quality entries, first place has been awarded to Annabelle Davis for her Petit Gâteau. Le Cordon Bleu London Head Pâtisserie Chef, Julie Walsh, who judged the final of the competition, chose Annabelle’s recipe for the use of seasonal fruits and a wide range of classic techniques. The Petit Gâteau will fit in perfectly with the seasonally themed menu at Café Le Cordon Bleu, with it's sweet pastry case brushed with white chocolate, filled with a layer of light genoise sponge and a tangy blood orange jelly, topped with a dome of light buttermilk panna cotta flavoured with tonka bean, a blood orange caramel filling, and a pistachio and biscuit crumb.

Annabelle starts the Diplôme de Pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu London this month and will be joining the café chefs to test her recipe before the product is launched on the menu. It will be available later in March, along with all the other delicious café items, for take-away once Café Le Cordon Bleu re-opens.

The Le Cordon Bleu London team were impressed with the calibre of all the entries for the café competition, and it is heartening to see students putting their passion to work during lockdown. Current students will have the opportunity later in the year to take part in further competitions, which will be announced soon.

If you’re interested in studying at Le Cordon Bleu London, find out more about our professional cookery courses and other culinary programmes.

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