Learning the Key Foundations of Cooking School

Begin with the basics. At Le Cordon Bleu, you can learn how food preparation is organized, how to talk about food and handle it safely. Throughout your cooking school endeavor, you can continually learn new techniques, fundamentals, and proficiencies of cooking. Experience the world of global cuisine and develop your creativity. Then practice your skills in the industry through your culinary school externship.

Learn the way and:

  • Understand foundational techniques and innovations
  • Train alongside experienced chef instructors
  • Use fine ingredients and professional tools of the trade
  • Study in commercial kitchens and real restaurant settings
  • Obtain real-world experience with an externship

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Chef Paul Qui

"I can't believe [my accomplishments] when all I ever wanted to do was cook and be passionate about it."

Chef Paul Qui: 2004 Graduate
Austin, Culinary Arts
Bravo's Top Chef: Texas Season 9 Winner, 2012 James Beard Best Chef - Southwest

Le Cordon Bleu also offers training in:
Baking & Pastry Arts | Hospitality & Restaurant Management | Culinary Operations | Culinary Management

* Programs vary by location and are subject to change.

Learn the Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry Arts

At Le Cordon Bleu, you can learn the art of baking and pastry. Understand ingredients and the science of baking. Your culinary school education can teach you the essential fundamental techniques and key proficiencies. Explore the world of classical European desserts, pastry, creams, chocolates and decorating. And move on to creating centerpieces and wedding cakes. Finish your culinary school training learning alongside industry professionals in your externship. Learn the way. Experience Le Cordon Bleu.

Learn the way and:

  • Learn fundamentals and proficiencies of the craft
  • Train alongside experienced pastry chef instructors
  • Use fine ingredients and professional tools of the trade
  • In industry kitchens and a real restaurant setting
  • Perfect your skills in your externship

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"Le Cordon Bleu is like home, you don't want to leave."

Chef Joshua Turek: 2005 Graduate
Pittsburgh

Le Cordon Bleu also offers training in:
Culinary Arts | Hospitality & Restaurant Management | Culinary Operations | Culinary Management

* Programs vary by location and are subject to change.

Funding For Your Education – Culinary Scholarships Available!

As you think seriously about how you can learn the way to prepare for a culinary career, you're probably wondering how you can make investing in Le Cordon Bleu culinary school training as affordable as possible. Check out these helpful links for more information and some of the resources available to you.

Helpful resources – Culinary School Costs:

Financing Culinary Education

Next Start Dates - Register Now!

Le Cordon Bleu is not like a traditional school where you have to wait until the "school year" begins in fall. Le Cordon Bleu cooking school classes start every six weeks all year around. So you don't have to wait to start training for your future.

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Bleu Ribbon Kitchen Workshops

Master Chef Class

Become a better home cook. Take a hands-on workshop, taught by Le Cordon Bleu Chefs.

From seasonal favorites to creative courses in cooking, baking, cake decorating and more, MasterChef Cooking Classes, taught by Le Cordon Bleu Chefs, have something to teach enthusiasts of all levels.

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Career Guide

Career Guide

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