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Advance your culinary education! Begin the most intensive and comprehensive training in classic French culinary techniques.

The Le Cordon Bleu GRAND DIPLÔME® is earned when you successfully completes the Basic, Intermediate and Superior courses in both Cuisine and Pastry. In addition, the student will earn a Cuisine Diploma and a Pastry Diploma.


GRAND DIPLÔME® combines the cuisine and pastry programs:

  • Diplôme de Cuisine
  • Diplôme de Pâtisserie

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

Key Information

Duration: 9 months

  • Local students: CAD $60,050.00
  • International students: CAD $63,000.00

(Fees include: tuition, uniform and equipment, all learning materials and student activities fees)

Hours per week: Approx. 33 hours
Teaching Method: Chef Demonstration, Practical, Theory Class
Entry requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. No prior culinary experience is required.

Diploma Details

  • Course Structure

    Diplôme de Cuisine + Diplôme de Pâtisserie

    Diplôme de Cuisine

    9 months • Diploma

    Cuisine de Base

    11 weeks • Certificate

    Cuisine Intermédiare

    11 weeks • Certificate • Prerequisite: Cuisine de Base

    Cuisine Supérieure

    11 weeks • Certificate • Prerequisite: Cuisine de Intermédiaire


    Diplôme de Pâtisserie

    9 months • Diploma

    Pâtisserie de Base

    11 weeks • Certificate

    Pâtisserie Intermédiare

    11 weeks • Certificate • Prerequisite: Pâtisserie de Base

    Pâtisserie Supérieure

    11 weeks • Certificate • Prerequisite: Pâtisserie de Intermédiaire

  • Requirements
    Admissions Requirements

    Prospective students must:

    • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent OR pass a qualifying exam (Wonderlic).
    • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the start date of the programme
    • Where applicable, students whose first language is not English may be required to provide proof of English Language Proficiency
    Application Checklist

    To complete your application package, you will need to submit the following:

    • Application, completed and signed
    • A $500 CAD non refundable application fee
    • A photocopy of government issued photo I.D. or passport
    • A resume/CV (no culinary experience required)
    • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)
    • A letter of motivation detailing your goals, aspirations, and how you think Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa will help you achieve them
    • Official Transcript showing completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent


    • Passing grade on the Wonderlic test
  • Term Dates & Apply

    Term Dates & Prices

    Select a date
    Oct 2, 2020 - Jun 18, 2021 ( Standard , in English )
    CAD 60,050.00
    Jan 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021 ( Standard , in English )
    CAD 60,050.00


  • 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

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