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A New Year, A New You: CEC Brings Le Cordon Bleu® Brand Name and Education to Las Vegas with its Le Cordon Bleu Challenge

Re-named Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Provides Hands-on, Global Experience to Area Students

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 4, 2010) – Le Cordon Bleu invites residents to watch as Las Vegas chefs, local personalities and students compete for the “Le Cordon Bleu Ribbon” title to celebrate the national re-naming of the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. The transition to the Le Cordon Bleu brand name reflects a continued commitment, on behalf of the faculty and staff, to provide students with the foundation for a fulfilling career opportunity in the hospitality industry. The name change will officially be recognized with a blue ribbon cutting ceremony during the Le Cordon Bleu Challenge event on Jan. 14, which marks the first-ever cooking demonstration on an electric stove at Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 1896.

Three teams will put their own modern twist on the classic Poulet Sauté aux Fines Herbes (Sautéed Chicken with Herbs). Attendees will be able to taste the competition dish created by each team and vote to determine the winner. In addition, a portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the local Ronald McDonald House.

“With this transition, our Le Cordon Bleu schools are proud to provide students in Las Vegas and across the country the foundation for a fulfilling career opportunity in the hospitality industry,” said Kirk T. Bachmann, Vice President, Academics, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. “This competition highlights the great history of Le Cordon Bleu and the passion for cooking shared by our students, instructors and alumni.”

The Le Cordon Bleu Ribbon Chef Challenge event will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited. Entry to the event is $25 per person. To purchase tickets, please visit http://lecordonbleu.eventbrite.com and be sure to take a look at www.chefs.edu for more information on Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Follow Le Cordon Bleu on Facebook and on Twitter @LCBSchools.

About Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts (LCB), located in Las Vegas, 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. LCB in Las Vegas currently offers an Associate of Occupational Science degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts, as well as a Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie & Baking. A Bachelor of Arts in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Management online program is offered through Scottsdale, Ariz. campus. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the American Culinary Federation. The ACCSC is a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. 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 of Career Education Corporation.

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