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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 Hervé Chabert

Director of operations

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Origin:

Lyon, France

Professional Background:

• CAP - Patisserie, Confiserie, Glacerie, Chocolatier
• Brevet Maîtrise - Patisserie, Confiserie, Glacerie, Chocolaterie, Traiteur
• Pastry Chef, Jean Fouillet, France - 3 Star Michelin
• Pastry Chef, Patisserie Lafay, Lyon, France
• Pastry Chef Instructor, Institut Paul Bocuse, Lyon, France

Career Highlights:

• Twice French Selection for Coupe du Monde de Patisserie  
• Contributor, Pastry Books for Le Cordon Bleu
• Training Students for Skills Canada since 2009
• Runner-up Excellence in Teaching, Career Education Ontario, 2014
• World Pastry Forum Demonstrations, Phoenix, 2006

Specialties:

Chocolate and Sugar Work

Chef Aurélien Legué

Head Cuisine INstructor

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Origin:

Lille, France

Professional Background:

• Cuisine Chef Instructor, Le Cordon Bleu Paris
• Le Chapon Fin, Bordeaux, France - 1 Star Michelin
• Café de la Paix, Intercontinental Opéra, Paris, France
• Hôtel L'Astor St Honoré, Paris, France
• Hôtel Ritz Paris, France - 1 Star Michelin
• Hôtel de Crillon, Paris, France - 2 Star Michelin

Career Highlights:

• Cooked for King Mohammed VI of Morocco at his Palace in Rabat
• Cooked for the President of France at the Elysée, Paris
• Cooked for the Chancellor at the Chancellerie, Paris
• Appeared in Magazine Articles Demonstrating Culinary Techniques

Specialties:

Classic French Cuisine using Modern Techniques and Plating

Chef Stéphane Frelon

Cuisine chef instructor

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Origin:

Tours, France

Professional Background:

• Chef Instructor, C.S. des Chenes, Drummondville, QC
• Chef Instructor, College LaSalle, Montreal, QC
• Chef Instructor, St. Pius Culinary Institute, Montreal, QC
• Bachelor of Education (BEd), Université du Québec à Montréal

Career Highlights:

• Chef Owner, Le Diable O’Thym, Tours, France
• Executive Chef, La Fourchette, Brighton, England
• Owner and Executive Chef, Victor’s, Brighton, UK

Specialties:

Contemporary & Modern Cuisine

Chef Ilan Dagan

head chef production

Origin:

Kiryat Malakhi, Israel

Professional Background:

• Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, Paris, France

• Tadmor Hospitality College, Herzliya, Israel
• Executive Chef, Rare, Ottawa
• Sous Chef, Prime 360, Ottawa
• Head Chef, Julian's, Providence, RI, USA
• Specialty Cook, Sheraton Intercontinental, Tel Aviv, Israel
• Lead Cook, Cote de Provence, Herzliya, Israel

Career Highlights:

• Winner of CBC News Chef's Challenge
• Winner of Canadian Red Cross Chef's Competition
• Chef Judge in United Way Charitable Event
• Head Chef, Julian's, Providence, RI, USA
• Catered Canada Day event at Parliament Hill

Specialties:

Contemporary & Modern Cuisine

Chef Serge Martin

pastry chef instructor

Origin:

Paris, France

Professional Background:

  • Pastry Chef Instructor, Ferrandi Culinary School, Paris, France
  • Pastry Chef, International Demonstrator at Patis France
  • Pastry Chef, Eric Kayser
  • Pastry Chef at Maison Blanc, London, England

Career Highlights

  •  CAP - Pastry, Paris, France

Specialties:

  • Chocolate
  • Macaron
  • Individual Pastry
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