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Summer Courses at Le Cordon Bleu


If you want to learn a new skill this summer, Le Cordon Bleu London has a range of short courses for the budding chef or wine enthusiast.

If you’re looking for a crash course in the fundamentals of cookery, the intensive three-week Summer Essentials course provides training in a mixture of key techniques and recipes based around the traditional teaching methods of Le Cordon Bleu alongside classic and modern interpretation.

Summer Essentials is designed for home cooks and food enthusiasts who want to learn practical cookery skills and gain confidence in the kitchen. It has been especially created for those who are subject to limited time to improve and learn new cooking techniques and skills.

For anyone looking to learn more about the world of wine we have Summer Wine Essentials. This one-week course teaches a systematic approach to wine tasting, alongside sensory analysis, viticulture and winemaking techniques, wine legislation, food and wine pairing, storing and serving wine, and the ageing process.

By the end of the course you will have built a sound knowledge of wine and a more discerning palate by focusing on the tasting and key steps of winemaking. Over five consecutive days, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best wine professionals in a lively, friendly but studious atmosphere, where students are encouraged to actively participate in the discussions.

The Summer Wine & Food Pairing programme is designed for wine lovers and food enthusiasts who want to understand the interaction between food and wine, the challenges that affect food and wine matching, all in order to be confident when choosing a wine.

This course takes place over five days consecutively, covering food and wine pairing basics, understanding a label, selecting wine, creating a wine collection, storing wine and serving and enjoying wine. You will discover how to pair wine with fish, meat, cheese, plant-based cuisine and chocolate.

Of course, there are a whole host of fascinating wine and culinary short courses to choose from at Le Cordon Bleu, so why not browse the website and find your culinary inspiration today. 

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