University description (as per official university website)
Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America combines classical French techniques with modern American technology. Le Cordon Bleu (French for "blue ribbon") was founded as a culinary institute in Paris in 1895. In the late 1800s, a collection of recipes called La Cuisiniere Cordon Bleu were published with much fanfare. The book's success inspired the publisher to open a cooking school with the Cordon Bleu designation. The school is now the largest educational institution for hospitality management and culinary arts in the world, serving over 20,000 students annually in over 25 schools in five continents.
Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America does not offer housing; however, schools may have arrangements that help place students in area apartments or houses.
With opportunities to congregate in the library, the campus lounge, the student-run restaurants, in the kitchens or during their "externship," students have a chance to develop friendships and to build a post-graduate network of peers and instructors that operate throughout the industry.
Get Started Training for a Culinary Career
If you’re passionate about pursuing a career in the culinary/hospitality industry, it’s important to choose a school that can help you achieve your goals. Le Cordon Bleu has campuses located throughout the country – focused on training in culinary arts, pâtisserie and baking and hospitality & restaurant management. You’ll have the opportunity to learn alongside professional chef instructors and be totally immersed in the culinary experience.
Choosing a school that’s right for you is a major decision and it’s only natural to have questions. We encourage you to meet with one of our admissions representatives who can answer your questions about our programs, financial aid*, and career opportunities in the culinary/hospitality industry. They’ll also give you a tour of our campus and our professional kitchens and facilities. You’ll have an opportunity to meet staff and current students, who like you, are passionate about the culinary world. Bring your family and friends for the visit, all are welcome.
Our admissions representatives are here to help you make the right decisions for your future and assist you in any way. They take pride in helping people like you pursue your dream of a professional career in the culinary/hospitality industry.
We know you’re passionate about pursuing your dream of a career in the culinary and hospitality industry and we’ll do everything we can to help you find the financial assistance that can help you get there.
With so many financial aid options available for those who qualify, deciding which ones to apply for can seem overwhelming. Our experienced financial aid advisors have all the necessary forms and will walk you through the entire process to help you get all the financial assistance you’re eligible for.
Please keep in mind that there are deadlines for financial aid applications so you’ll want to get your forms filled out on time in order to assure that the funding will be available before your program’s start date.