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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 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 Serge Martin

pastry chef instructor

 

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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

 

Chef Grant Kells

Cuisine chef instructor

 

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Origin:

London, UK

Professional Background:

  • The Connaught Hotel, (London, England) 2 Michelin star
  • Marc Meneau L’esperance (Burgundy, France) 3 Michelin star
  • La Maison Troisgros (Roanne, France) 3 Michelin star
  • Head Chef Raffles Hotel, Singapore (Conde Nast Number 2 hotel of the world 2004)
  • Head Chef Willard Hotel, (Washington, DC (Conde Nast top 100 hotels of the world)
  • Cuisine instructor Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo Japan

Career Highlights:

  • 1999 Meiller Apprenti cuisiner d`Europe (Best young chef of Europe)
  • Honorary member Le Maître Cuisinier de France
  • Cooked for HRH Queen Elizabeth Birthday Celebration
  • Cooked for George W Bush inauguration Event
  • Cooked for HRH King & Queen of Sweden
  • Hosted private event for Australian prime minister

Specialties:

  • French & International cuisines
  • Modern techniques & Plating styles

Chef Ilan Dagan

head chef production

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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 Emmanuel Duranteau

cuisine chef instructor

 

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Origin:

Vendée, France

Professional Background:

• Chef Instructor - Gastronomicom, Miami USA
• Executive Sous Chef - Remy Restaurant, Disney Cruise Line
• Executive Chef - L'Oulivié du Suquet, Cannes, France
• Executive Sous Chef - La Table du Gourmet, Riquewihr, France - Michelin Star

Specialties:

Contemporary Cuisine

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*

Career Highlights:

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

Specialties:

•Chocolate, Pastillage, Breadmaking

Chef Nicolas Belorgey

pastry iNstructor

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

SPECIALITIES:

  • Artistic sugar work
  • Viennoiseries
  • Plated desserts
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