Le Cordon Bleu London

Introduction

Welcome to Le Cordon Bleu London

Le Cordon Bleu is all about teaching the fundamental techniques in cuisine, pâtisserie, wine or management to make sure each of our students succeed in life. We believe that by teaching you the classical method of your speciality you'll then be able to apply and adapt it to your future career.

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1. Gain one of the industry's most internationally recognised qualifications

A Le Cordon Bleu diploma is one that is recognized and respected by culinary professionals and is considered to be synonymous with outstanding quality. Developed by our own experts, our academic material provides students with up to date, well researched and practical knowledge – in line with what is required in today’s professional world.

Once graduated you will become part of an exceptional Alumni Network including: Hideko Kawa, Tess Ward, Yottam Ottolenghi, Peggy Porschen, John Whaite and Michael Swamy just to name a few.

2. Train under the guidance of the most recognised experts

Learn from a team of classically trained Master Chefs, Wine and Hospitality professionals whose dedication to share their ‘savoir-faire’ will ensure your success. At Le Cordon Bleu, we pride ourselves on employing teachers who are the best in their field, to ensure the education our students receive is the highest quality possible.

3. Learn in state-of-the-art facilities

The Le Cordon Bleu London school boasts some of the most advanced facilities and equipment to prepare you for tomorrow’s culinary world. The equipment available in our school allows our students to learn classical French, international and modernist cuisines. It includes:

  • self-contained work stations incorporating induction range and preparation area for each student
  • digital sous-vide water baths
  • multi-zone convection ovens
  • fully equipped bakery kitchens with retarder/proofers and stone based deck ovens
  • tandoori and duck ovens
  • ventilated ceilings
  • professional wine tasting room

4. Become part of an international network

With an ever increasing number of schools, being part of the Le Cordon Bleu family will open you up to an international network of contacts, and friends. Our network is unsurpassed at providing graduates with the best platform to launch an international career. Every year we welcome over 100 different nationalities to the school.

5. Live and study in one of the most exciting city in the world

Le Cordon Bleu is located in one of the most innovative and dynamic cities in the world. London is widely considered to be one of the gastronomic capitals of the world, attracting some of the most exciting chefs to work in the growing culinary and hospitality industries. A city that seamlessly blends classic and modern styles, the diversity of London is reflected in the ever evolving food scene.

It is the city’s insatiable appetite for the most exciting and innovative food, that makes London the perfect setting for those pursuing a career in the culinary arts, wine and hospitality.

6. Benefit from over 120 years of experience and learning

Founded in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu to this day remains an industry leader in French culinary arts, gastronomic education, wine and hospitality. Our programmes are internationally recognised, allowing graduates the opportunity to travel and build a world-class career of distinction.

7. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience!

AWARD-WINNING FACILITIES

After over 50 years at 114 Marylebone Lane, Le Cordon Bleu London’s move to 15 Bloomsbury Square in 2012 was driven by our continued commitment to deliver the highest calibre of culinary and hospitality education, building on over 115 years of experience training students globally. The application of cutting edge equipment not only provides our students with the highest quality tools to develop skills but also provides the experience of life in a professional working environment.

We source only the best produce for use during practical sessions and demonstrations, and constantly review our suppliers to ensure you always work with the highest-quality ingredients. By supplying our students with specialist items, you learn to develop your senses and techniques with premium ingredients to prepare for the professional environment.

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A GLOBAL CAREER

With our broad range of comprehensive culinary arts, wine and management courses, we help you set the foundations for a global career.

Armed with the skills, qualities and drive you acquire at Le Cordon Bleu, you will be able to rise to the challenges of your future career and choose from many options among diverse and exciting positions worldwide.

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Diploma

Diploma in Culinary Management

Campus Full time 200 hours August 2018 United Kingdom London

The Diploma in Culinary Management has been designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed as the managers of tomorrow in the hospitality and restaurant industries at international level. [+]

The Diploma in Culinary Management has been designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed as the managers of tomorrow in the hospitality and restaurant industries at international level. Le Cordon Bleu Diploma in Culinary Management focuses on education in culinary skills, gastronomy and management. The programme is interactive with advanced cooking techniques (modernist / molecular / multi sensory cuisine) being the capstone unit of the programme supported with a diverse range of management skills required within the modern professional kitchen environment. Culinary Management emphasises innovation, creativity and application of theory to practice. This course is ideal for Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts graduates who want to pursue their studies in the culinary management field. COURSE CONTENT This Level 4 diploma is unique as it combines advanced knowledge and skills in culinary arts as well as a focus on business, operations and management. It is composed of: Advanced culinary courses: learn and master cooking techniques, recipe and menu planning, current food trends, innovative concepts and sensory skills including level 3 Award Food Hygiene in Catering, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Key operational and management disciplines: understand and hone all the skills to manage a successful and efficient operation including fundamentals of kitchen management such as supply chain, turnover, costing, leadership and staff management Business and marketing: deepen the skills required to create strong business model highlighting the importance of marketing in the restaurant industry GRADUATE PROFILE Students graduating from the course will be... [-]

Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition & Food Trends

Campus Full time 3 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

Developed by industry experts, the Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition & Food Trends has been created to respond to the growing demand in healthy food. [+]

Developed by industry experts, the Diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition & Food Trends has been created to respond to the growing demand in healthy food. The diploma ensures that future industry professionals can effectively respond to consumer interest in health, wellness and nutritious foods without compromising on sustainability or culinary creativity. The course integrates the principles of nutrition into culinary arts in order to create innovative, inspiring and highly nutritious meals. It aims at building a foundation which will enable you to progress in your future food industry career. This programme will provide a holistic approach to food and nutrition through lectures, culinary demonstrations and practical application. 2 intakes each year: Spring and Autumn Key information Duration: 204 hours over 3 months Price: £6,000 Diploma fees include: learning materials and uniform kit Hours per week: approximately 20 hours Entry requirements: high school diploma or equivalent, eligibility to study in the UK, evidence of English language. All students must be aged 18 years or over. Please note that in order to successfully complete culinary programmes at Le Cordon Bleu students may be required to handle live shellfish, prepare and use veal stock, take part in practical butchery classes on beef, pork and chicken, and handle alcoholic beverages within a culinary context which may be specific to their programme. Course Structure This Level 4 diploma is based on the principles of nutrition and food science, and their application within culinary arts. It addresses the following disciplines: health, science and gastronomy with an emphasis... [-]

Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management

Campus Full time 6 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

The Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management prepares students to succeed in the world of wine with an operational and strategic approach to the food and drinks business. [+]

The Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management prepares students to succeed in the world of wine with an operational and strategic approach to the food and drinks business. A diploma developed by renowned wine professionals to respond to industry needs. The Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management has been designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of wine incorporating wine sensory analysis, wine production, food and wine pairing, marketing and business management. Field trips to renowned wineries, breweries, and distilleries, as well as visits to trade tastings, make this one of the most innovative and professional wine courses in the UK. A comprehensive programme aimed at those with a fervent passion for wine who wish to transform their hobby into a career, this Le Cordon Bleu Diploma is the first step to success. COURSE CONTENT Drawing from the expertise of our Master Sommelier and Le Cordon Bleu Lecturers, this Level 4 diploma combines essential wine theory with a hands-on and practical approach: advanced knowledge and skills in wine and gastronomy as well as a focus on management. It is composed of: Wine sensory analysis: Learn how to taste and examine wines professionally by developing a methodical sensorial evaluation technique. Over 500 wines will be tasted throughout the course Wine production and worldwide wine producing regions: Understand the history of wine, viticulture and winemaking processes around the world. Students will take part in multiple field trips to prestigious wineries, breweries and distilleries Gastronomy: Drawing from Le Cordon Bleu Master Chefs,... [-]

Diplôme de Boulangerie

Campus Full time 8 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

Our Diplôme de Boulangerie has been specifically developed to meet the needs of the expanding culinary sector of the hospitality industry. The programme aims to provide you with the classical and practical skills of Boulangerie arts, kitchen management, and gastronomy. [+]

Our Diplôme de Boulangerie has been specifically developed to meet the needs of the expanding culinary sector of the hospitality industry. The programme aims to provide you with the classical and practical skills of Boulangerie arts, kitchen management, and gastronomy. Across the course, you will learn a large variety of Boulangerie techniques like basic bread doughs, viennoiserie, and creating and managing your own starter cultures for sourdoughs. You’ll get a chance to develop your creativity while also growing your understanding of how to run a small business. This programme will provide you with knowledge of all aspects of the Boulangerie trade. You will learn through demonstrations, practical application, lectures, and on site industry visits. The course is led by Master Baker Dominique Moudart. Dominique has spent more than 30 years perfecting his Boulangerie skills, including seven years spent travelling across France to discover local bread varieties and production techniques. Please note: Our Diplôme de Boulangerie may be studied simultaneously with our Diplôme de Pâtisserie. Please note: the deposit fee for the Diplôme de Boulangerie is £700 3 intakes each year: Spring, Summer or Autumn Key information Duration: 180 hours | 3 terms Price: £8,736 Diploma fees include: ingredients, course manual and equipment Hours per week: 6 hours per week Entry requirements: high school diploma or equivalent, evidence of English language. No prior culinary experience is required. All students must be aged 18 years or over. External candidates: please note you will have to purchase the knife kit and uniform at... [-]

Diplôme de Cuisine

Campus Full time 6 - 9 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

Le Cordon Bleu’s highly acclaimed Cuisine Diploma offers the most rigorous and comprehensive programme in classic French culinary techniques available today. We believe teaching progressively classical method and techniques are primary for you to then be able to apply it to any type of cuisines and adapt it to your future career. [+]

Le Cordon Bleu’s highly acclaimed Cuisine Diploma offers the most rigorous and comprehensive programme in classic French culinary techniques available today. We believe teaching progressively classical method and techniques are primary for you to then be able to apply it to any type of cuisines and adapt it to your future career. By successfully completing the Cuisine Diploma you will be ready to progress with a range of exciting career opportunities having learned all of the necessary professional skills. You will be taught by our team of classically trained master chefs who have experience working in senior positions in the world’s finest kitchens and Michelin starred restaurants. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The Cuisine Diploma can be completed in 9 months or in 6 months with our Intensive Diplome de Cuisine. It is also possible to apply for the certificates individually, beginning with Basic Cuisine. Superior students host a seated event World Cuisine Event as part of our Diplôme de Cuisine. The event allows students to demonstrate their skills, provide a taste of working in the industry and also contributes to students' overall grade. Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Diploma also includes a number of important and fundamental Pâtisserie techniques, that will be applied to sweet and savoury dishes. This is one of the most comprehensive diplomas you will find in the world. WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR? We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required. This programme is suitable if: You... [-]

Diplôme de Pâtisserie

Campus Full time 6 - 9 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

Our Diplôme de Pâtisserie comprises three certificates: Basic, Intermediate and Superior. As you progress, the techniques taught become more advanced to develop your abilities in a structured manner. Our Diploma is recognised globally as one of the most respected culinary qualifications. [+]

Our Diplôme de Pâtisserie comprises three certificates: Basic, Intermediate and Superior. As you progress, the techniques taught become more advanced to develop your abilities in a structured manner. Our Diploma is recognised globally as one of the most respected culinary qualifications. Across your tuition, you will learn classic patisserie skills while developing your creative flair. Our pâtisserie master chefs will lead demonstrations showing important techniques in creation and decoration of classic patisserie and contemporary restaurant desserts. We believe teaching progressively classical method and techniques are primary for you to then be able to apply it to any type of cuisines and adapt it to your future career. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The Diplôme de Pâtisserie can be completed in either 9 or 6 months with our intensive pastry diploma. It is also possible to apply for the certificates individually, beginning with Basic Pâtisserie. WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR? We welcome students from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required. This programme is suitable if: You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (pâtisserie, restaurant or hotel) You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to learn classic French techniques to set up your own pastry business You love baking and always wanted to learn ‘the right way’ to do things in the kitchen You wish to learn professional skills within a gap year or for use during a ski season WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN? Successful graduates of the... [-]

Intensive Diplôme de Cuisine

Campus Full time 6 - 9 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

Accelerate your culinary ambitions with our Intensive Diplôme de Cuisine, which teaches the same knowledge of classic cuisine techniques as our nine-month diploma but through a condensed six-month structure. [+]

Accelerate your culinary ambitions with our Intensive Diplôme de Cuisine, which teaches the same knowledge of classic cuisine techniques as our nine-month diploma but through a condensed six-month structure. Develop your skills in cuisine and learn to create dishes of exceptional taste and presentation. You will gain knowledge from our team of classically trained Master Chefs who possess years of experience working in Michelin-star restaurants and the industry’s finest kitchens. We believe teaching progressively classical method and techniques are primary for you to then be able to apply it to any type of cuisines and adapt it to your future career. The Basic and Intermediate levels of this diploma are completed in three months, with the Superior level completed through a further three months of study. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The Intensive Cuisine Diploma can be completed in 6 months. We also offer a non-intensive diploma in 9 months. Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine Diploma also includes a number of important and fundamental Pâtisserie techniques, that will be applied to sweet and savoury dishes. This is one of the most comprehensive diplomas you will find in the world. WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR? We welcome students who want to study our Diplôme de Cuisine through six months of intensive full-time tuition from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required. This programme is suitable if: You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (restaurant or hotel) You wish to learn professional skills... [-]

Intensive Diplôme de Pâtisserie

Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom London

Accelerate your culinary ambitions with our Intensive Diplôme de Pâtisserie, which teaches the same knowledge of classic pâtisserie techniques as our nine-month diploma but through a condensed six-month structure. [+]

Accelerate your culinary ambitions with our Intensive Diplôme de Pâtisserie, which teaches the same knowledge of classic pâtisserie techniques as our nine-month diploma but through a condensed six-month structure. Through study of this programme, you will become highly skilled in the culinary art of pastry and gain essential creative skills to craft exceptional dishes and showpieces. Knowledge is shared by our team of classically trained Master Chefs who possess years of experience working in Michelin-star restaurants and the industry’s finest kitchens. The Basic and Intermediate levels of this diploma are completed in three months, with the Superior level completed through a further three months of study. We believe teaching progressively classical method and techniques are primary for you to then be able to apply it to any type of cuisines and adapt it to your future career. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The Intensive Diplôme de Pâtisserie can be completed in 6 months. We also offer a non-intensive diploma in 9 months. WHO IS THIS PROGRAMME FOR? We welcome students who want to study our Diplôme de Pâtisserie through six months of intensive full-time tuition from a variety of different educational and occupational backgrounds. No prior culinary experience is required. This programme is suitable if: You wish to enter a career working in a professional kitchen (pâtisserie, restaurant or hotel) You are a professional chef or entrepreneur and wish to learn classic French techniques to set up your own pastry business You love baking and always wanted to learn ‘the right... [-]

Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme

Campus Full time 9 months August 2018 United Kingdom London

Respected across the culinary and hospitality industry as a mark of excellence, Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme® is an influential qualification which allows you to fulfil your ambitions and pursue the most sought after careers. You are first taught basic culinary skills before applying this knowledge to high-quality produce and specialist ingredients. [+]

Respected across the culinary and hospitality industry as a mark of excellence, Le Cordon Bleu Grand Diplôme® is an influential qualification which allows you to fulfil your ambitions and pursue the most sought after careers. You are first taught basic culinary skills before applying this knowledge to high-quality produce and specialist ingredients. Our Grand Diplôme® is the most prestigious culinary qualification from Le Cordon Bleu, combining the study of our Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie. This accredited diploma is awarded after nine months of full-time tuition. Le Cordon Bleu’s highly acclaimed Cuisine Diploma offers the most rigorous and comprehensive programme in classic French culinary techniques available today. We believe teaching progressively classical method and techniques are primary for you to then be able to apply it to any type of cuisines and adapt it to your future career. By successfully completing the Cuisine Diploma you will be ready to progress with a range of exciting career opportunities having learned all of the necessary professional skills. You will be taught by our team of classically trained master chefs who have experience working in senior positions in the world’s finest kitchens and Michelin starred restaurants. Our Diplôme de Pâtisserie comprises three certificates: Basic, Intermediate and Superior. As you progress, the techniques taught become more advanced to develop your abilities in a structured manner. Our Diploma is recognised globally as one of the most respected culinary qualifications. Across your tuition, you will learn classic patisserie skills while developing your creative flair.... [-]

Summer courses

Le Cordon Bleu Summer School

Campus Full time 1 - 42 days August 2018 United Kingdom London

Le Cordon Bleu has a large variety of cookery courses available this summer. From classes of just few hours to formally accredited 6 week courses, you should be able to find the cooking course that would suit you best. Our culinary courses are a wonderful way to learn more about the fundamental techniques in cuisine, pâtisserie or wine in entertaining and informal classes. [+]

Le Cordon Bleu has a large variety of cookery courses available this summer. From classes of just few hours to formally accredited 6 week courses, you should be able to find the cooking course that would suit you best. Our culinary courses are a wonderful way to learn more about the fundamental techniques in cuisine, pâtisserie or wine in entertaining and informal classes. Whether you are preparing for a professional cooking career or just wish to study over the summer for your own interest you should be able to find a summer programme for you. INTENSIVE CUISINE AND PÂTISSERIE CERTIFICATES Intensive Basic Cuisine Prerequisite: none Duration: 6 weeks Intensive Basic Cuisine introduces you to the traditional French culinary techniques. In this initial programme you will learn: Classical cooking techniques including professional knife skills, fish filleting, introduction to plating presentation… Elementary methods of cooking and basic cuisine preparations Introduction to wine and cheese knowledge Food safety and hygiene in the kitchen Personal kitchen organisation and management skills Intensive Intermediate Cuisine Prerequisite: Basic Cuisine Certificate Duration: 6 weeks An introduction to classic French regional dishes and European cuisine techniques, through which you will apply the techniques introduced during the basic level certificate. The importance of mise en place: understanding, organisation and production Comprehensive study of classical cuisine and French regional cuisine European culinary techniques and cuisine Enhanced knowledge of professional kitchen skills More advanced knowledge of food and wine Intensive Basic Pâtisserie Prerequisite: none Duration: 6 weeks Intensive Basic Pâtisserie is designed... [-]

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15 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LS

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Location address
15 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LS

London, England, GB