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Welcome to Le Cordon Bleu Professional Learning

World famous hospitality and culinary school Le Cordon Bleu has introduced a series of professional learning courses. These 10-week and 4-week online courses connect participants with industry professionals and give them the chance to upskill in various areas relating to culinary arts, gastronomy, management and hospitality.

EXPLORE OUR COURSES:             FOOD WRITING            MODERNIST CUISINE            FOOD ETHICS

The History of Le Cordon Bleu

The name Le Cordon Bleu has been used for the first time in relation to culinary excellence since the 16th century when King Henry III created one of the most important orders in France, “L’Ordre du Saint-Esprit”. Symbolising this order was the cross of the Holy Spirit which hung on a blue ribbon or un cordon bleu. Due to the prestigious nature of this Order and the decadent feasts accompanying their ceremonies, the name Le Cordon Bleu became well recognised and celebrated.

Le Cordon Bleu, as a culinary arts school, was founded in Paris in 1895 by the journalist and publisher of La Cuisinière Cordon Bleu magazine, Marthe Distel. On October 15, 1895 the first cooking demonstration ever to be held on an electric stove was staged at Le Cordon Bleu in an effort to promote the magazine and launch the Paris cooking school. From this point on, the international reputation of Le Cordon Bleu spread rapidly. Great chefs came to the school to teach students further contributing to the world-renowned reputation of the school. As a result, students from a variety of countries were enrolling in classes as well as notable figures including Julia Child in 1950.

Today, Le Cordon Bleu has a presence in some 20 countries with more than 40 international schools attended by 20,000 students annually.

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Bienvenue! With more than 120 years of teaching experience, Le Cordon Bleu provides the ultimate training in cuisine, pastry, management and gastronomy. We are dedicated to preserving and passing on the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts. Our philosophy is just as strong as always. However, our contemporary philosophy speaks directly to prospective, enrolled and graduated students: Make Things Happen!

The energy which our Chefs and staff put into our programmes is the same energy they encourage in our students. Whether you plan to move on to restaurants, journalism, hospitality management or the numerous other related fields, Le Cordon Bleu will encourage you to strive for your best so that you can achieve whatever you set out to do. Le Cordon Bleu will give you the knowledge and skills to truly make things happen!

Le Cordon Bleu fosters a unique multi-cultural and educational environment, encouraging you to learn and grow in the lessons you undertake in the tradition of the French Art de Vivre. Le Cordon Bleu emphasizes the appreciation of French technique at the service of world cuisine.

We invite you to share our knowledge and passion for the hospitality industry and look forward to welcoming you on a journey of discovery that will last a lifetime.

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