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AUSTIN CHEF, ROBERT BELLAH FOCUSES ON FRESHNESS IN LIFE AND IN THE KITCHEN

Publishing Professional Turned Chef Proves It’s Never Too Late To Live Your Dream

 

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (July XX, 2010) –  From beginning a new career to developing fresh, wholesome recipes for the 20 Whole Foods Market stores in the southwest United States, Chef Robert Bellah’s life exemplifies a fresh take on the pursuit of passion.  An Austin local, Bellah was a dissatisfied publishing professional who turned his life into a gastronomic adventure with a culinary education from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin.

Following graduation, Bellah focused on cold food preparation and presentation during the opening of the Whole Foods Market landmark store. The largest location in the country at 80,000 square feet, this Austin store features several dine-in eateries, an incredible variety of fresh meat and produce, and an expanded lifestyle section. Growing within Whole Foods Market, Bellah is now a recipe specialist for the Southwest region. In this role, he develops healthy recipes with nutritious ingredients that have the tastiness the masses love. Bellah experiments with different flavor combinations, foods, and seasonal ingredients. Naming the seasons as his primary inspiration along with locally sourced products, Bellah creates recipes that are unique to the Southwest. True to his style, Bellah’s gazpacho recipe is a delicious way to utilize the abundance of tomatoes at local farmers’ markets and in backyard gardens this summer.

“I consider natural cooking to be my favorite ‘technique,’” says Bellah, “I love to cook with artisanal cheeses, local produce, and grass-fed meats.  The flavor and the goodness of the product cannot be beat!”

Bellah was named the first distinguished alumni in the new Alumni Achievement series at Le Cordon Bleu. The Alumni Achievement series recognizes success stories of Le Cordon Bleu alumni from the 17 Le Cordon Bleu schools across the country. Bellah was chosen to represent Le Cordon Bleu Austin because he embodies Le Cordon Bleu’s standard of excellence. Offering an innovative culinary education with a local focus and a global perspective, Le Cordon Bleu students master techniques and build a strong culinary foundation that puts them on the path to a creative career. The chef instructors from Le Cordon Bleu bring real-world culinary experience and diverse backgrounds to the classroom.

 

 “We are thrilled to honor Chef Robert Bellah and are proud of this passionate and well-respected alumnus,” said Kirk T. Bachmann, vice president, academics, Le Cordon Bleu. “There are a variety of careers in the industry for graduates to choose from, and Chef Bellah’s work at Whole Foods Market is a great example of this and a true success story.”

Please visit www.chefs.edu for more information and to read Chef Bellah’s full story.  Follow Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America on Facebook and on Twitter @LCBSchools.

About Le Cordon Bleu
Le Cordon Bleu (LCB) is one of the largest providers of quality culinary arts education worldwide. Our network of 17 schools in the United States offers culinary students a hands-on education with faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue fulfilling career opportunities in the culinary arts.  LCB does not guarantee employment or salary and is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information about Le Cordon Bleu, go to www.Chefs.edu

Le Cordon Bleu ® and the Le Cordon Bleu logo are registered trademarks in North America of Career Education Corporation. 

About Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (LCB), located in Austin, offers culinary students a hands-on education with experienced faculty dedicated to providing students with the necessary skills, knowledge, support and guidance to pursue fulfilling career opportunities in the culinary arts. The school offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts, as well as a Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie & Baking. LCB in Austin is a private, post-secondary institution and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and the American Culinary Federation. The ACICS is a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. LCB in Austin was formerly known as Texas Culinary Academy. LCB does not guarantee employment or salary and is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, please visit www.Chefs.edu.  

Le Cordon Bleu ® and the Le Cordon Bleu logo are registered trademarks in North America of Career Education Corporation. 

 

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