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The Master Chefs of Le Cordon Bleu-Sookmyung Academy are from Le Cordon Bleu International, who are all experts in the industry with advanced knowledge and experiences in 5 star Hotels or restaurants.

Sébastien DE MASSARD, Executive Chef

Chef Sébastien de Massard is a veteran chef who has been in charge of international cuisine classes at L’ecole Ferrandi for last 18 years. During the years of studying at L’ecole Ferrandi, he learned cuisine from Chef Matthieu Vianney, Chef Ghislaine Arabian of Ledoyen, a two star Michelin restaurant, who has been well-known as a star chef of French TV show “Top Chef”. While working at Arpège in France, Chef Massard participated in Cuisine Competition “Iron Chef” held in Kyoto with Chef Alain Passard. After moving to Ireland, he build his career at Hotel Clarence, The Morels, and Michelin one-star restaurant, Peacock Alley and one-star restaurant, The Commons. Later on, he decided to dedicate himself to culinary education which made him to start working at L’ecole Ferrandi. Le Cordon Bleu-Sookmyung is welcoming Chef Sébastien de Massard, a professional chef in culinary education joining Academy from this fall.

Georges RINGEISEN, Cuisine Chef

Georges Ringeisen, born in France, achieved his certificate B.E.P. approved by the French Ministry of Education. He also has master’s degree of culinary arts in Poppe & Neumann, school of hospitality, in Germany. He built his career at Michelin star restaurants and 4 star hotels since he was an apprentice chef. After he finished his military service in France, he worked for the world famous hotels and cruises, restaurants in many countries such as Germany, Singapore, New Caledonia, Hong Kong, China, UK and so on. He has been the executive chef for more than 10 years including Accor hotels group and Le MERDIEN hotel and resort. From 2014, he started working for “The Grand Pacific Hotel”, five star Hotel in Fiji as the chief executive chef. He joined Le Cordon Bleu-Sookmyung Academy on February, 2016.

Roland HINNI, Cuisine Chef 

With 40 years of career, Chef Roland Hinni is well known as a Master Chef with working experiences at numerous deluxe hotels like Westin Hotel, Shilla Hotel, Hyatt Hotel and Ritz Carlton as an executive chef. After majoring in Cuisine and Hotel Management in Switzerland, he started building his career at the world class Hotels and Restaurants in Philippines, Egypt and UAE. He was one of the opening members and the Executive Chef of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Seoul, leading the restaurants and the culinary team to success. He has an outstanding career not only as an opening trainer of Ritz Carlton Hotel, Japan but also as an award winner and a panel member of international culinary competitions. He now he joined Le Cordon Bleu Sookmyung Academy to spread his culinary expertise into a systematic curriculum of Le Cordon Bleu passing the legacy into the hands of Korean students.

Pierre LEGENDRE, Pâtisserie Chef

Chef Pierre Legendre achieved his C.A.P.(Certified Authorization Professional) in both Cuisine and Pastry, and has experiences working for well known pastry shops where he learned the knowledge about ingredients and diverse pastry techniques. He was in charge of supreme commander meals in the army of French Guiana. After finishing his service the military, he returned to Paris to work with hotels and restaurants, being in charge of the pastry part as a pastry chef. He has experiences with La Durée in Paris and Tokyo as the chef in charge of the pastry products, cakes and decorations, a world-famous desserts and macaroon franchise. He devoted his life to spreading French traditional pastry all around the world. He started working with Le Cordon Bleu International in Japan and now he has joined le Cordon Bleu-Sookmyung Academy in Korea.

Alain CAMINADE, Pâtisserie Chef

Chef Alain Caminade is a veteran pastry chef from France who has been working for numerous privileged Hotels and Restaurants. He worked as an executive chef at Chez Thuries Inc. in Los Angeles California in charge of product development. After building 6 years of carrier at Fauchon, Paris, he took the charge of 6 Cruise ship including Discovery cruise line, Regent Cruise line, Chandris Cruise line and Royal Majestic, which has contributed to his winning of the best cruise food award of 5 Stars Cruise Chips Award. In Jordan, he worked as a designated executive chef to the Royal Family while working at the Hotel Intercontinental Amman Jordan. Furthermore, his work was praised by many people as a revolutionary in patisserie in Gulf Hotel, Kingdom of Bahrain. Later on, he also worked in Swiss and at Ritz-Carlton Egypt as an Executive Pastry Chef and Baker. Chef Alain Caminade said that “Developing and passing on my knowledge is my ultimate goal; which I learn from Mr. Yves Thuries”. Mr Yves Thuries is a famous chef well known for the magazine Thuriès. He said that he is always developing himself conscientiously as he loves his profession so much.


Diplôme de Cuisine
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Diplôme de Pâtisserie
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Diplôme de Boulangerie
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