Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Serves up Bleu Ribbon Kitchen Program at The Venetian Las Ve

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Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Serves up Bleu Ribbon Kitchen Program at The Venetian Las Vegas

New program brings North America's #1 culinary educator to Las Vegas food enthusiasts

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Las Vegas Strip is adding another culinary heavyweight to its roster that will provide guests of The Venetian Las Vegas the rare opportunity to don a chef's jacket and learn from the best. Today, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and The Venetian Las Vegas announced their alliance to bring the Le Cordon Bleu - Bleu Ribbon Kitchen program to guests of The Venetian's Carnevale summer festival.

Designed to offer passionate foodies the chance to learn from professional Le Cordon Bleu chefs, the Bleu Ribbon Kitchen program provides hands-on workshops focused on a range of culinary cuisines and techniques. From a Taste of Northern Italy to Sushi Making and Steak House at Home, guests can enhance their skills and be able to recreate great meals at home.

"The Le Cordon Bleu - Bleu Ribbon Kitchen workshops allow Venetian guests to not only indulge their passion for food, but also hone their cooking skills," said Laura Lyons, Director Consumer Education at Le Cordon Bleu. "The Venetian and The Palazzo are known as culinary capitals of Las Vegas. From Wolfgang Puck's CUT to Mario Batali's Carnevino and Thomas Keller's Bouchon, we're looking forward to adding the Le Cordon Bleu name to this collection of exceptional culinary establishments during the summer festival."

As the number one culinary educator in North America*, Le Cordon Bleu will offer Bleu Ribbon Kitchen students a glimpse into the experience of being a bona fide culinary student. Taking place in the Venetian's professional kitchens, Bleu Ribbon Kitchen students will enjoy a culinary experience fit for those looking to improve their skills and others who want to explore their culinary passion. The session will begin with a short introduction from their chef instructor before diving into hands-on activities held in a professional kitchen. At the end of each class, students will enjoy the lunch they prepared. To further experience the class theme, the dining experts at The Venetian will provide guests with dining and serving recommendations specific to the class topic.

"We're always looking for new ways to give our guests an unforgettable experience," said Sebastien Silvestri, Vice President of Food & Beverage, The Venetian and The Palazzo. "Through our alliance with Le Cordon Bleu and the Bleu Ribbon Kitchen program, we're able to bring one of the finest in culinary education to our guests and provide them with something no other hotel in Las Vegas can offer."

The first class will take place on August 17 and will feature the tastes of Northern Italy. Additional classes will be offered throughout the summer and fall, including:

  • Aug 24: Taste of Southern Italy
  • Aug 31: French Bistro
  • Sept. 7: Hors D'oeuvres
  • Oct. 5: Sushi Making
  • Nov. 2: Steak House at Home

Guests can register at www.venetian.com/Las-Vegas-Entertainment/Special-Events/Le-Cordon-Bleu/.

The Le Cordon Bleu - Bleu Ribbon Kitchen Program will launch at 11 Le Cordon Bleu campuses this year to provide food enthusiasts across the country the chance to learn from professional Le Cordon Bleu chef instructors. Through the Bleu Ribbon Kitchen program, students can participate in two, three or five day workshops designed exclusively for food enthusiasts. Students can also take advantage of Petit Workshops held on Saturdays, giving students a full day in the Le Cordon Bleu kitchens. For more information about Le Cordon Bleu's enthusiast and professional offerings, please visit: www.chefs.com.

For the second year, the Venetian is celebrating the timeless inspiration of Carnevale with an array of exciting summer events. With more than 300 experiences, guests are invited to indulge their senses and take a trip of a lifetime. For more information on the Carnevale program and to sign up for a Bleu Ribbon Kitchen workshop, visit: www.venetian.com/carnevale.

* Le Cordon Bleu in North America had more culinary graduates in the USA than any other national network of culinary schools, for the years 2006 to 2011. Source: IPEDS.

About Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu is the largest provider of quality culinary arts education in North America. Our network of 16 schools in the United States offer hands-on educational opportunities with faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue career opportunities in the culinary arts. Le Cordon Bleu cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at chefs.edu/disclosure. Le Cordon Bleu is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NAS: CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information about Le Cordon Bleu, go to chefs.edu.

Le Cordon Bleu ® and the Le Cordon Bleu logo are registered trademarks in North America of Career Education Corporation. Le Cordon Bleu cannot guarantee employment or salary.

About The Venetian Las Vegas®

The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the largest property in the country to receive AAA's Five Diamond and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awards, is one of the world's most luxurious resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice's legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas' most lavish suite accommodations. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features The Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, world-class gaming, exquisite restaurants, a wide variety of entertainment such as the party musical "ROCK OF AGES," showroom headliners including Human Nature, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Tim Allen and Joan Rivers and extensive convention and corporate services. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premiere loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit venetian.com, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.

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