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Our world class chefs have trained and worked in the finest restaurants and hotels in the world. They have extensive experience with Michelin-star restaurants and have won numerous awards.

All of our chefs understand what it takes to prepare you for an exciting career in the culinary industry.

At Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, your chef instructor could be:

  • An award winning Master Sculptor
  • A gold medalist from a premier culinary arts competition
  • A world class chef with many years of experience working at the finest hotels and restaurants in the world
  • A renowned pastry chef who has worked at the finest pastry shops in the world

Chef Yannick Anton

EXECUTIVE CHEF OF SIGNATURES & CUISINE INSTRUCTOR

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Origin:

Nice, France

Background:

  • Hotel Martinez, Cannes, France - 2 Star Michelin
  • Hotel Eden Roc, Positano, Italy - 5 Best Palaces of The World
  • L'Ane Rouge, Nice, France - 1 Star Michelin
  • Restaurant Le Baccara, Casino De Hull, Canada
  • Restaurant Rebbec, Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Chef De Cuisine, Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

Career Highlights:

  • Winner, Culinary Competition Ottawa, 1997
  • Winner, Culinary Competition Ottawa, 1998
  • Master Chef, World Gourmet Summit, Singapore
  • Winner, Sugar Show Piece Competition, Ottawa, 2014 - 2015
  • Prepared dinner for world leaders

Specialties:

  • Contemporary Cuisine

Chef Vincent Koperski

CUISINE INSTRUCTOR

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Origin:

Denain, France

Professional Background:

  • Head Chef, Auberge Lou Nieu D’aïgle, Lieuche
  • Cuisine Chef Instructor, Le Cordon Bleu Japan
  • Chef Director, Riviera Marriott La Porte, Monaco
  • Executive Chef, Marriott Hotel. Tbilisi
  • Executive Chef, JW Marriott Hotel. Rio de Janeiro
  • Cuisine Chef, Renaissance Hotel. Sao Paolo

Career Highlights:

  • Brevet de Technicien Supérieur
  • Culinary Excellence Award, Marriott Hotels Latin America
  • Prepared dinner for Presidents George W. Bush and Mikhail Saakashvili

Specialties:

  • Contemporary Cuisine

Chef Yann Le Coz

Head Pastry chef instructor

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Origin:

Belon (Brittany), France

Professional Background:

  • Executive Pastry Chef, Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City, Dubai
  • Senior Chef Instructor, - AT Sunrice Global Chef Academy, Singapore
  • Executive Pastry Chef, The World Residensea, Miami, USA
  • Executive Pastry Chef, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore 5*
  • Pastry Chef restaurant le grand Vefour Paris 3-star Michelin

Career Highlights:

  • Most outstanding Chef Instructor 2012 - AT Sunrice Global Chef Academy, Singapore

Specialties:

  • Plated Dessert, Boulangeries, Chocolate

Chef Beatrice Dupasquier

Pastry Chef Instructor

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Origin:

Mâcon, France

Professional Background:

  • Executive Pastry Chef Sandy Lane, 5 Diamonds Barbados
  • Executive Pastry Chef Jumby Bay Island, Antigua & Barbuda
  • Chef Owner – Praline, French Pastry Shop, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Executive Pastry Chef Sofitel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Pastry Chef The Square, London – 2 Star Michelin
  • Worked at restaurant L’auberge du Pere Bise, Talloires, France - 2 Star Michelin
  • Worked at Restaurant Georges Blanc, Vonnas, France - 3 Star Michelin

Career Highlights:

  • Awarded the prestigious honour of creating Best Dessert of Rio de Janeiro
  • Chef Owner of first traditional French pastry shop in Lisbon, Portugal

Specialties:

  • Traditional French Pastry

Chef Elina Olefirenko

Associate Pastry Chef Instructor

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Origin:

Zaporizhia, Ukraine 

Professional Background:

  • More than five years of Culinary Arts Teaching Experience across premier institutions in Canada
  • Menu Creation and Food Consulting Experience for leading restaurants and food businesses across Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa
  • Chef Entrepreneur

Career Highlights:

  • Hospitality Management & Business Management Graduate
  • Le Cordon Bleu Alumni
  • Chef Owner of Patisserie Shop in Ottawa

Specialties:

  • European Pastries
  • Chocolate Work
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