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Classic Dishes With An Original And Contemporary Style

Your entrée into the exciting world of professional cuisine! The Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine program is designed for you to master the technical skills and gain the confidence and knowledge to apply what you will learn to any style of cuisine.

Our Diplome de Cuisine is still considered the most rigorous and comprehensive programme in classical French culinary techniques and international cuisine available today. The programme offers complete hands on training and is comprised of three certificates at basic, intermediate and superior levels of cuisine and earn a diploma that is welcomed in the world's finest kitchens.

Use the plate as your canvas and gain the knowledge, discipline and understanding of technical skills that encourage your creativity and natural talent to blossom.

4 intakes each year: January, April, July, October

 

Key Information

Learn the techniques of the great masters from basic to advanced levels and explore a whole range of creations, trends and innovations in the art of dessert making

Duration
: 9 months

Structure: 3 levels, 3 months each

Hours per week: Approx. 18 hours

Teaching method: Chef Demonstration, Practical, Theory Class

Entry requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. No prior culinary experience is required

Cuisine de Base

"LEARNING YOUR SCALES"


11 weeks • Certificate


Basic Cuisine is your preparatory course into the adventures of French cuisine. As the term progresses, techniques are layered upon each other and become more complicated, incorporating aspects of organization, preparation, balance and timing. For both the novice and the more knowledgeable, it lays the foundation on which to build in the following terms.
  • Introduction to French cuisine

  • Classic knife cuts and culinary techniques

  • Food preparation and mise en place

  • Palate training

Cuisine Intermédiaire

"BUILDING CONFIDENCE"


11 weeks • Certificate

Prerequisite: Cuisine de Base

Through practice and repetition, you will begin to perform tasks with more ease and instinct, and demonstrations will highlight various presentations from platter to plate. Intermediate Cuisine emphasizes the importance of "mise en place," understanding organization, production, and presentation.
  • Regional cuisines of France

  • Advanced techniques and presentation

  • Appreciation of seasoning and flavours

  • Butchery techniques

Cuisine Supérieure

"THE PLATE AS YOUR CANVAS"


11 weeks • Diploma
Prerequisite:
Cuisine Intermédiaire

The Superior Cuisine level exposes you to the evolution of cuisine and focuses on contemporary developments. Full menus demonstrated by the chefs are inspired by what can be found in the top kitchens today. The ingredients are richer and more refined. You are now encouraged to be more creative both in taste and presentation.
  • Precision and speed in the kitchen

  • Recipe development and menu design

  • Seasonal and market influences on cuisine

  • Introduction to restaurant operations

Testimonials

  • Daron
    I realized I always wanted to be in the kitchen with my mom, but not necessarily watch her cook, but rather have her move aside and let me do the cooking. That's really when I realized that this is what I want to do, this is what I want my life to be about.
    Daron Nazirganian - Diplôme de Pâtisserie 2015
  • melanie
    The people here are incredible! Obviously there is the learning experience, but also the ability to meet people from around the world and hear about what food means to them.
    Melanie Moller - GRAND DIPLÔME® 2015
  • sarah2
    ... that's the key to the Cordon Bleu experience - we have amazing Chefs who want to teach us everything they know - and we need only ask. We have the opportunity to learn that goes far beyond the demos, practicals and the workshops.
    Sarah Fudge - Diplôme de Cuisine 2013

Application Checklist - Domestic Students

To complete your application package, please submit the following:

  • Application, completed and signed
  • CAD $500 non-refundable application fee
  • A photocopy of government issued photo I.D. or passport
  • A resume/CV (no culinary experience required)
  • A letter of motivation detailing your goals, aspirations, and how you think Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa will help you achieve them
  • Proof of high school completion (Diploma), or equivalent – must be an official transcript

          OR

  • Passing grade on the Wonderlic test (provided to you on receipt of application)

Application Checklist - International Students

To complete your application package, please submit the following:

  • Application, completed and signed
  • CAD $500 non-refundable application fee
  • A photocopy of government issued photo I.D. or passport
  • A resume/CV (no culinary experience required)
  • A letter of motivation detailing your goals, aspirations, and how you think Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa will help you achieve them
  • A valid and official language score (TOEFL or academic IELTS)
    • TOEFL: 54 (internet based) or 480 (paper based)
    • Academic IELTS: 4.5
  • Proof of high school completion (Diploma), or equivalent – must be an official transcript

          OR

  • Passing grade on the Wonderlic test (provided to you on receipt of application)

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Term Dates & Prices

Select a date
2021
Apr 2, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021 ( Standard , in English )
CAD 32,750.00
Jul 2, 2021 - Mar 25, 2022 ( Standard , in English )
CAD 32,750.00
Oct 1, 2021 - Jun 24, 2022 ( Standard , in English )
CAD 32,750.00
2022
Jan 7, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022 ( Standard , in English )
CAD 32,750.00
Apr 8, 2022 - Dec 16, 2022 ( Standard , in English )
CAD 32,750.00

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