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Study to be a Top Chef at Le Cordon Bleu London, UK

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Le Cordon Bleu (French for “The Blue Ribbon”) is the world’s largest hospitality education institution offering quality courses in hospitality management and the culinary arts, particularly French cuisine and pastries, most ideal for those dreaming to become a top chef! The reputable Le Cordon Bleu has 40 international schools in some 20 countries attended by 20,000 students annually. In this article, we take a closer look at Le Cordon Bleu London, the alma mater of Dione Lucas, the renowned English Chef and the first woman featured in a cooking show on television (1948-1949).


About Le Cordon Bleu London

Opened in 1933, Le Cordon Bleu London is situated at the heart of the city’s fashionable West End and right next to the British Museum. Students of LCB London are taught through demonstrations and practical classes by leading Master Chefs. The school has two demonstration kitchens (equipped with monitors and large overhead mirrors), three cuisine kitchens and three păstisserie kitchens for hands-on practical classes. All facilities are equipped with the highest standards and practical classes are limited to a maximum of 16 students to one teaching chef for optimum training and attention. The school also provides premium quality ingredients for each dish.

Students of Le Cordon Bleu London come from all around the world, with over 70 nationalities and from a wide range of age group (18 to 60). Studying at Le Cordon Bleu is an experience that will lasts a lifetime, not to mention the qualifications for you to step into the exciting world of culinary arts.

Courses at Le Cordon Bleu London:

The Grand Diploma  

Duration: Can be completed over 9 months (min 33 hours per week)

The Cuisine Diploma

Duration:  Can be completed over 9 months (min 18 hours per week)

The Intermediate Pătisserie Certificate

Duration: Can be completed over 3 months

All Courses at Le Cordon Bleu London



The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Programme

The James Beard Foundation provides financial assistance to individuals pursuing or furthering their career in the culinary arts by offering one full-tuition credit for a 11-week Basic Cuisine Certificate course.  For more information: www.jamesbeard.org


Notable Alumni:

Julia Child

Dione Lucas

Nancy Silverton

Nathalie Dupree

Lydia Shire

Gaston Acurio

Ming Tsai


The career of a top/master chef is exciting and highly rewarding. Today, it may even land you a book deal or become a famous TV personality such as Jamie Oliver. Are you the next Hubert Keller or Ming Tsai? It’s time to make the next move. Take a course. 

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