Le Cordon Bleu London

About the institution

Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes, dedicated to providing the highest level of world-class programmes. Le Cordon Bleu’s place in the industry plays an integral part in the success of its thousands of students who graduate each year. Aside from the teaching chefs, wine experts and lecturers, who have all been recruited from the best 5* hotels and Michelin-starred kitchens around the world, students also can watch esteemed chefs from the industry during exclusive live demonstrations at the school. Le Cordon Bleu’s world-renowned reputation has built fantastic relationships with hotels and restaurants who are keen to employ Le Cordon Bleu graduates. 

Graduating from Le Cordon Bleu can lead to many amazing career opportunities including becoming a business owner, head chef, food journalist, food stylist or sommelier. Across the globe Le Cordon Bleu has had many notable alumni such as Julia Child, Mary Berry, Peggy Porschen and Yotam Ottolenghi. Other more recent alumni to note have included Adria Wu, Rachel Khoo, Tess Ward and John Whaite.

Courses and subject guides:

Le Cordon Bleu London offer courses suitable for any level, with certificate and diploma programmes, through to a degree programme jointly delivered with Birkbeck University of London. To view all courses, please visit our website.

Clearing Advice:

Clearing can be stressful but being prepared can make things easier. Considering the career path you are most passionate about and looking to pursue in the long run will help with your decision making. You may be disappointed at missing out on your first-choice university, but it is important to focus on the opportunity you now have to reassess and decide on the direction you would like your education and career to go in.

Clearing is your opportunity to take the first step in your journey into the culinary industry and follow the career you dream of entering. With Le Cordon Bleu’s culinary arts and wine diploma programmes you could enter the industry in as little as 6 months, but if you were still set on a 3 year university course, we have teamed up with Birkbeck University of London to offer the Culinary Industry Management (BBA) degree.

Why Hospitality as a career?

Hospitality could be the industry for you and the skills you learn here are readily transferable, meaning that a career in hospitality can be the key to discovering new countries, new culture and new people, while of course delivering services that simply make people happy.

Le Cordon Bleu's Diploma in Culinary Management is a full-time course that focuses on advanced culinary skills (modernist / molecular / multi-sensory techniques), gastronomy, creativity (developing recipes) and business (designing menus, costing, and managing supply chain). By the end of the course, you will be able to demonstrate your innovative ideas in the setting up and development of your own business profile.

The Diploma in Culinary Management has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in your culinary career, whether you aspire to own a food business or achieve in a managerial position within the restaurant industry.

This course must be studied as part of the Diplôme de Cuisine, Diplôme de Pâtisserie or Grand Diplôme, or can be studied if you have an equivalent culinary qualification and want to pursue study in the culinary management field.

Culinary Industry Management BBA (Hons)

This degree, jointly delivered by Birkbeck and Le Cordon Bleu London, provides a firm foundation in culinary techniques and management studies that are not only applicable to food businesses but also across other service industries.

Students will gain experience of a real food business work environment through an internship component whilst also developing their academic, practical and interpersonal skills. The programme enables students to develop their research and presentation skills together with their ability to design, develop and implement systems that assist in the successful operation of a food business.

Please find our London campus prospectus here with information on all our courses and for further information on the term dates and course fees, click here.

If you have any question or you would like to visit the school, please get in contact by emailing Le Cordon Bleu London: london@cordonbleu.edu.

Career Sector Landing Page:

A career in hospitality can be the key to discovering new countries, new culture and new people, while delivering services that simply make people happy. With Le Cordon Bleu’s culinary arts and wine diploma programmes you could enter the industry in as little as 6 months, equipped with the knowledge required to give you the best start in the industry.

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