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We Welcome New Students

Students enjoy a well-earned refreshment after completing the competition
Our new students excited to receive their kitchen kits during orientation

A new term means new students, Orientation Day is always full of excitement as the next generation of culinary professionals take their first steps. Term 2 Orientation Day was held on Friday, March 31st, for new students who are enrolled in Basic Cuisine, Basic Pâtisserie and Diplôme de Boulangerie.

One of the highlights of the day is the luncheon prepared by their future chef lectures and student representatives. They get to experience the quality cuisine taught in our kitchens while getting their first chance to connect with staff face-to-face.

Tapas made by students Arpit Kate & Miguel Villareal Cui
Students get their first taste of Le Cordon Bleu French Cuisine thanks to chef Evan Michelson

The students will join Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand's continuing students from Diplôme de Cuisine, Diplôme de Pâtisserie, Le Grand Diplome and Diplôme Avancé Culinaire classes. Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand's intakes are four times a year for Diplôme courses (January, April, July and October) and twice a year for its Bachelor degree program in February and August.

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