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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 Thierry Le Baut

Technical Director

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Origin:

Bretagne, France

Professional Background:

• Technical Director, Le Cordon Bleu Manilla
• Cuisine and Pastry Chef Instructor, Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand
• Executive Chef, Maison Francais, Kuala Lumpur
• Executive Chef, Le Chateau, Malaysia
• Executive Chef, Hotel Silken Puerta Castilla. Madrid
• Executive Chef, Restaurant Flatiron. Madrid
• Executive Chef, Restaurant Lutecia. Madrid

Career Highlights:

• Cooked for Lady Diana
• Cooked for King of Spain
• Cooked for the Sultan of Malaysia
• Demi-finalist at Pierre Taittinger awards

Specialties:

World Cuisines, Food Critique and Writer

Chef Aurélien Legué

Head INSTRUCTOR & Cuisine INstructor

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Origin:

Lille, France

Professional Background:

• Head Chef Instructor, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa
• 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 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, Le Chateau, Malaysia
• 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 Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili

Specialties:

Contemporary Cuisine

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
  • Dinner For World Presidents

Specialties:

  • Contemporary Cuisine

Chef Nicolas Belorgey

pastry & BOULANGERIE iNstructor

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Origin:

Dijon, France

Background:

  • Chef Instructor,  Le Cordon Bleu Taiwan
  • Chef Instructor,  Le Cordon Bleu London
  • Head Pastry Chef, Club Gascon, London (1 Michelin Star)
  • Head Pastry Chef, Chouquette, Australia

Career Highlights:

  • 2014 European Patisserie Champion
  • 2010 United Kingdom Plated Dessert Champion

Specialties:

  • Artistic sugar work
  • Viennoiseries
  • Plated desserts

Chef Yann Le Coz

pastry 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 Christophe Sportellini

pastry iNstructor

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Origin:

Cannes, France

Background:

  • Executive Chef & Instructor: Maison Christian
  • Executive Sous-Chef: Le Fairmont Reine Elisabeth
  • R&D Director: Sélection Du Pâtissier
  • Chef Owner & Master Craftsman: Chocolaterie Sportellini
  • Pastry Chef: Le Castellaras Restaurant – Michelin Starred

Career Highlights:

  • 2nd Place at «Dessert of the Years Duval Leroy»
  • Superior Master's Certificate in Pastry
  • 3rd Place at World Chocolate Masters Selection Canada

Specialties:

  • Artistic pieces of sugar and chocolate
  • Shop and restaurant pastry
  • Confectionery, chocolate, ice cream
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