Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Presents New Bleu Ribbon Kitchen Programs

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Presents New Bleu Ribbon Kitchen Programs

Series of new culinary classes allow food lovers and cooking enthusiasts a chance to don a chef's jacket and learn techniques from the pros

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- From advanced knife skills and new cooking techniques to the art of entertaining and everything in between, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts has taught the best in the industry for more than 100 years. Today, Le Cordon Bleu, the number one culinary educator*, launches Bleu Ribbon Kitchen to give a taste of its renowned experience to passionate food enthusiasts across the country.

Le Cordon Bleu Chef Instructor Mark Levasseur teaches foundational cooking techniques in the new Le ...

Le Cordon Bleu Chef Instructor Mark Levasseur teaches foundational cooking techniques in the new Le Cordon Bleu-Bleu Ribbon Kitchen cooking classes for culinary enthusiasts. (Photo: Business Wire)

The new Le Cordon Bleu-Bleu Ribbon Kitchen workshops offer students a chance to step inside the professional Le Cordon Bleu kitchens and learn from the same pros who train today's students. Designed specifically for fervent foodies, Bleu Ribbon Kitchen workshops feature a hands-on learning experience taught by professional Le Cordon Bleu chef instructors that allows students to take their cooking skills to the next level.

"Le Cordon Bleu-Bleu Ribbon Kitchen opens the door to food lovers and culinary enthusiasts who are hungry to improve their skills in the kitchen," said Laura Lyons, Le Cordon Bleu's Director of Consumer Education. "The programs give home chefs a taste of what it's like to be a professional culinary student, so they can learn new techniques to use when cooking for family and friends."

From home cooks looking to brush up on the basics to foodies who want to impress dinner party guests, Bleu Ribbon Kitchen offers a wide variety of unique programming. With one- to five-day workshops focused on a variety of topics, Bleu Ribbon Kitchen has a class to satisfy any foodie's appetite. A sampling of workshop topics include:

  • Techniques I
  • A Taste of Northern Italy
  • A Taste of French Bistro
  • Cake Decorating
  • Artisan Breads

Available at 11 Le Cordon Bleu campuses, Bleu Ribbon Kitchen offers the chance to explore specialized cuisine in cities across the country. Each workshop will provide students with an array of tips and techniques to ensure students can replicate the meals long after the classes end.

The luxury destination-immersion program, Bleu Ribbon Kitchen's most comprehensive package, begins in 2014 and pairs the internationally celebrated quality of Le Cordon Bleu training with authentic culinary travel experiences built around regional specialties and indigenous cuisines. These luxury trips will take place over two-to-five days in culinary hot spots including Pasadena, Chicago and San Francisco.

"These programs are for everyone who shares our passion for food and dining," said Kim Stanley, Vice President of Business Development at Le Cordon Bleu. "Whether you're looking to simply learn how to cook dinner better or impressive your party guests, Bleu Ribbon Kitchen gives you the opportunity to learn the Le Cordon Bleu way and gain new skills and knowledge to cook like a pro and recreate great meals at home."

Bleu Ribbon Kitchen programs range from $99-$1,875 and take place throughout the year. To view a schedule of upcoming workshops and enroll, visit: www.chefs.com.

While Bleu Ribbon Kitchen is Le Cordon Bleu's food enthusiast program, the campuses also offer an array of professional culinary education opportunities, from the Baking & Pastry Arts to the Culinary Arts and online classes. To find out more about any of the 16 Le Cordon Bleu campuses, visit chefs.edu.

* 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.

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